Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, also known as Tummy Tuck, is one of the most practical recovery techniques for people suffering from extra fat and sagging skin in the abdomen. Even though the loosen and slump in the abdominal skin is mostly seen in women after birth, it can be found in both males and females. Excess skin is removed and the skin is expanded so that the patient can look flat.


  • How is Tummy Tuck Performed?

Depending on the situation, it can take 2 to 5 hours. Under the belly button and above the pubic region is an incision made from 8 to 10 cm that is covered with clothing. It looks like a long version of the C-scar. When the procedure has been completed, the incision is sutured and dressings are made under the skin. Surgical drains are installed to absorb excess fluids. Just after the procedure, the patient begins to wear a corset.


  • Mini Abdominoplasty

This operation is ideal for those with low skin, no need for belly button replacement and no need for repair in the abdominal muscles. This is a successful treatment for those with low skin. In the bottom abdomen, the extra skin will be removed so the abdomen will be flat and smooth. It takes about 2 hours and is done under general anaesthesia.


  • Full Abdominoplasty

It is ideal for patients with advanced excess skin and muscle deformation in the abdominal region, especially after childbirth or as a result of weight loss. Where appropriate, liposuction can be applied to remove more excess fat from the belly or laterals during abdominoplasty surgery. The surgical technique removes excess skin both from the top and bottom abdomen and changes the abdomen muscle tissue. Excess skin in the upper and lower abdominal areas needs a belly shape change. The patient is left with a 10-15 cm scar after full abdominoplasty. It also takes about 3 hours under general anaesthesia.


  • Circular Abdominoplasty (Belt Lipectomy)

It is particularly appropriate for patients with tight skin in the belly, back and tail with prior gastric surgery and rapid and excessive loss of weight. The surgical technique removes the excess skin in the abdomen and changes the muscles of the abdomen to a smooth ventricle. In the back and waist region too, excess skin is then removed and tightened. It completely eliminates all extra skin and fat in both the forehead and back of the abdomen. It takes 3 to 4 hours to complete under general anaesthesia.


  • Recuperation of Health After an Abdominoplasty

Usually, the patient is released after 1 or 2 days after an abdominoplasty procedure, depending on conditions. During a tummy tuck operation, the patient is advised to wear a special corset. This corset, to be continuously worn for 1 month, helps the abdomen in the desired shape and improves the surgical success. The patient can walk with a buddy slowly 3-4 hours after the operation and can walk without any support on a slow basis on the day after the surgery. Due to stitches made in the abdominal region during the procedure, it is common to have pain for a while and your doctor will prescribe medicinal items. 3 days after the treatment, you can take a bath by yourself and you can fulfil your everyday needs.


  • What is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck Surgery?

When it comes to plastic surgery, Turkey is one of the most reliable countries. A large number of surgeries are performed every year due to its qualified medical staff, good outcomes and reasonable prices. The cost of plastic surgery depends on the needs and the anatomy of the patient. Fortunately, it is 50-60 per cent cheaper in Turkey comparing to prices in Europe, thanks to Turkey’s medical staff and competitive prices.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What should be considered before and after tummy tuck?

Smoking, consuming blood thinners, herbal products, and vitamin supplements should be stopped around 1 week before the procedure, as with other surgeries. Taking birth control pills should be stopped around 1 month in advance.

Can liposuction be carried out along with abdominoplasty?

Whether it can be done together or not is about your situation. It can be integrated with the latest liposuction methods if the surgeon thinks it can be achieved. In this way, the reduction of excess fat thanks to liposuction will yield much better results.

How many sizes do I lose with a tummy tuck?

After a tuck, most women lose between 2 and 3 pants sizes, although there are patients who are losing even more. For example, if you had a lot of loose skin before the operation, you might go down to four more sizes of pants.

After a tummy tuck, does fat come back?

Fat cells are withdrawn from the body during body contouring processes, such as a tummy tuck, and cannot return.

Do you eat less after a tummy tuck?

After a tummy tuck, it is normal to have a smaller appetite for the first three to six months after their surgery. The tightening of your abdominal skin and muscles will cause your stomach to feel constricted, causing you to eat less.