Prof Eray Copcu


Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Founder, Partner of MEST Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, Izmir, Turkey
Founder of CSN-Turkey
Founder of Izmir University, Regenerative Medicine Department, Turkey
Founder of Adnan Menderes University, Aesthetic, Plastic Surgery Department, Medical Faculty, Aydin, Turkey
Founder of Izmir University, Aesthetic, Plastic Surgery Department, Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
Formal Head of Deparment, Head of surgical Disciplines,
Editor- in- Chief

Professor H. Eray COPCU was the first founder of “Regenerative Medicine Deprtment” in Turkish Universities and also Head of Surgical Disciplines and Head of Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Medical Faculty of Izmir University.  Previous to this, he was the Vice Dean of Adnan Menderes University, Medical Faculty in addition to his roles of founder and Head of Department in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Adnan Menderes University.  His specific teaching and research interests are in the areas of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, cell therapy, stem cell and preadipocytes.  He has also published more than 50 refereed articles in international journals many proceedings, and contributed extensively to international books written in English. He is editor in chief in Internet Journal of Plastic Surgery and member of editorial boards of many international journals.

Professor Copcu completed his MD degree in Ege (Aegean) University, Turkey in 1992; his residency programme in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, in Izmir Atatürk Teaching Hospital in 1999, and his Assistant and Associate Professor Degrees  at Adnan Menderes University, Turkey between 2000-2006. Throughout his career he has been visiting Professor to a number of international universities, including Pittsburgh and Cincinnati University US, University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds  in UK ,University of Montreal in Canada and University of Tokyo in Japan.

He developed his own breast reduction technique as “Conical Plicated Central U shaped (COPCUs) mammaplasty”


  • M.D., Ege Üniversitesi (Aegean University), 1992
  • Residency, Izmir Atatürk Teaching Hospital, 1999
  • Ass and Assoc. Professor Degrees, Adnan Menderes Unıversity, 2006
  • Professor Degree, Adnan Menderes Unıversity, 2011

Research Interests

  • Aesthetic Breast Surgery.
  • Reconstructive breast Surgery
  • Treatment with SVF’s and stemcell
  • Preadipocytes, fat cell culture .
  • Stemcell therapy


ASAPS: American Soceity of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
ISAPS: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
TPRECD: Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
EPCD: Turkish Soceity of Aesthtetic Surgeons
Fibonacci Ass.
IAOMS: International Ass. Of Oral maxillofacial Surgeons

Name and Surname: H. ERAY COPCU
Title: Professor
Date of Birth: 28 April 1969
Place of Birth: Izmir, Turkey
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: Turkish
University Education: Ege ( Aegean ) University, Medical Faculty ( 1986 – 1992)


  1. St. Johns’s Hospital, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  2. St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds University, United Kingdom

Specialty Education: Izmir Ataturk Training Hospital, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department, ( 1994 – 1999)


  • Elvis Aaron Presley Visiting Burn Fellow,
  • 1997, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Clinical Fellowship in Burn Surgery,
  • 1997, Cincinnati, USA
  • Reduction Mammoplasty with Moufarrege Technique
  • 2005, Montreal Canada
  • Lipomodelling
  • 2012, 2013, Lyon, France
  • Stem cell technology, Visitor Professor
  • 2013, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan


  • Clinical Research in Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1996 Turkey, Frist Prize

Reviewer Positions

Journal: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
Journal: Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Journal: Indian journal of plastic surgery
Journal: Turkish journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery

Membership of Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
The Internet Journal of Plastic Surgery, ISSN: 1528-8293,  2010 – still
Plastic surgery Section Editor
Surgical Techniques Development, eISSN 2038-9582, 2010-

Editorial board member
Case Report in Surgery, 2011-
Advisory Board Member
The Open Critical Care Medicine , ISSN: 1874-8287, 2009-
Türkiye Klinikleri Dergisi, 2009-