Born in 1979, Prof. DR. Karaca Başaran, MD completed his secondary and high school education at Tarsus American College. In 2003, he got his title of MD from Marmara University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his specialty in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine (Çapa) which he entered with a degree. Following his compulsory service, he became an Professor Doctor in 2017 and now Başaran, MD accepts his patients in his private clinic in Levent, Istanbul. Başaran, MD’s hobbies include playing drums, playing basketball and riding motorcycles.


He received the certificate of ECFMG required for working actively in the United States of America by passing all written and oral exams in 2003 (ECFMG ID: 06553911, USMLE STEPS 1-2-3). He got his surgical rotation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, the USA; Internal medicine rotation at Imperial College, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. He completed his higher specialty at Temple Health, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, one of the most important centres in the USA. Having the authority to see, examine and operate a patient in the United States of America, Başaran, MD performed approximately 500 surgical operations in many clinics. He took part in various surgeries with the valuable surgeons in the United States. In 2009, he was with James Grotting, MD and Louis Vasconez, MD in Birmingham, Alabama for breast aesthetics. He worked with Nazım Cerkeş for 3 months for rhinoplasty. He has learned about endoscopic (no scar) facial aesthetics operations which are his specialty in all plastic surgery procedures from Oscar Ramirez, the best name in the world in this subject (Miami-Florida). For breast reconstruction, he increased his knowledge with Hilton Becker, MD, best known by Becker prostheses. For the post-weight loss body contouring aesthetics which has recently increased a lot, he was with Joe Hunstad, MD (Charlotte, North Carolina), Ozan Sozer, MD (El Paso, Texas) and Constantino Mendieta, MD (Miami). He went to Brazil, one of the leading countries in the body and buttock aesthetics, he performed surgeries with Raul Gonzalez, MD and increased his knowledge. He learned the migraine surgery which is his another area of interest from Bahmen Guyuryon, MD (Cleveland, Ohio) who found these surgical techniques and taught all the world. Before returning to Turkey, he improved his knowledge of minimal invasive surgical procedures from Daniel Baker, MD (New York), one of the most important doctors in ophthalmic and facial aesthetics surgery. He visited Dr. Wu in Taiwan; one of the pioneers of endsocopic facial plastic surgery in Asia. For advancing his skills in deep plane face lift, Dr Basaran trained at centers in Louisville, Kentucky with Dr. O ‘Daniel, Dr. Auersvald (Brazil) and Dr. Jacono (NY). He received his basic microsurgery training from the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2007.


In the technique developed by himself and published in PRS which is the most prestigious magazine, Başaran, MD described a very safe reduction technique in large breasts. In 2010, he was granted an award by the Turkish Plastic Surgery Association for this study.



Basaran, MD has performed thousands of surgical operations in all areas of plastic surgery during his specialty training, abroad working experience, and compulsory service periods. Except for standard reconstructive and aesthetic procedures, he has also been performing mostly super microsurgery, endoscopic facial surgery, ophthalmic surgery, and migraine surgery.



Having a very intensive academic background, Başaran, MD put his signature under over 60 articles, more than 90 academic papers and many surgical techniques published in the best academic journals. These include 3 different breast reduction techniques described by him; breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction and rhinoplasty techniques developed jointly by different surgeons. There are two different surgical instruments designed by himself and patented. He is the only Turkish surgeon who has articles about breast reduction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, and liposuction and experimental study in PRS which is the world’s best plastic surgery magazine.


Having an intensive academic background, Karaca Başaran, MD has his chapters explain his own technique in 2 books titled “Liposuction: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition” and “Nipple-Areolar Complex Reconstruction”. Both books were published by Springer, one of the world’s largest publishing house.

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