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Tummy Tuck


Tummy tuck surgery; namely abdominoplasty; It is an aesthetic surgery operation that aims to tighten the sagging belly by removing excess skin and fat in the abdomen.


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3-5 Hours


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7-10 Days

Healing Time

6-12 Months

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Before & After

With tummy tuck surgery, sagging belly and abdominal cracks are removed and abdominal aesthetics is provided.

What is Abdominoplasty?

There can be many reasons for sagging abdomen problem. One of these is belly sagging after pregnancy. Rapid weight loss after excessive weight gain is also an important reason for sagging abdomen. For all these reasons, sagging occurs in the middle and lower abdominal regions and the process of tummy tuck aesthetics is applied. In this process, excess fat tissue and excess skin in the abdomen are removed, the abdominal wall muscles that tend to become loose are tightened with special techniques, and tummy tuck surgery is performed.

Overweight people usually have a sagging belly when they lose weight quickly and without doing any sports. Belly sagging in women is a situation that makes them very unhappy. This problem can also be seen in men. The main reason for the problem of sagging abdomen is very rapid weight gain and loss. This problem results in deformation of the abdominal skin and abdominal muscles. With tummy tuck surgery, a more fit appearance is provided to the person with a taut and flat stomach.

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Who Is Abdominoplasty Applied?

Abdominoplasty can be applied to anyone who has sagging problems in the abdominal region of men and women. Abdominoplasty is an ideal aesthetic operation for people who are overweight and subsequently experience significant weight loss. The greater the rapid weight loss, the greater the sagging of the abdomen and excess skin in the abdomen.

Although sometimes close to normal weight measurements, sagging of the abdomen may occur due to genetics, multiple pregnancy or previous surgeries. Postpartum belly sagging is a common condition. These people may be candidates for tummy tuck surgery due to reasons such as sagging belly and stretch marks in the abdomen.

What Are the Types of Abdominoplasty Surgery?

There are types of tummy tuck surgery, such as full tummy tuck surgery and mini tummy tuck surgery, which are determined depending on the condition of the person’s abdominal problems. Full tummy tuck surgery, total abdominoplasty; Mini tummy tuck surgery is also called mini abdominoplasty.

In cases where problems such as looseness and sagging in the abdominal region are excessive, a large abdominal region is studied and full tummy tuck surgery is performed. Mini tummy tuck surgery does not cover as wide an area as full tummy tuck surgery.

In the process of mini tummy tuck surgery, smaller incisions are made on the groin area compared to the full tummy tuck technique. Abdominal stretching is performed in the area between the groin and the navel; that is, only the area under the belly button in the abdomen is stretched. This surgery is more suitable for people who have problems in the lower belly area. During the mini tummy tuck surgery, the belly button is not touched. After mini tummy tuck surgery, there is a small scar on the area called pubis compared to full tummy tuck surgery. Since the tummy tuck is not performed on a large area in this operation, there is no scar around the belly button.

Full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck processes can be combined with a treatment such as liposuction if deemed necessary. After tightening the sagging belly, the flattening of the abdomen is achieved and the person gets the appearance of a flat stomach. A significant thinning is also achieved in the waist area.

How is Abdominoplasty Performed?

Although tummy tuck surgery varies according to the type of surgery, it is an abdominal aesthetic operation that is mostly performed under general anesthesia. General anesthesia is used during the full tummy tuck surgery, and sedation anesthesia is used in mini tummy tuck surgery, depending on the patient’s condition. Abdominoplasty is performed with incisions made 7-10 cm below the navel according to the physical condition of the person, to be hidden in the underwear area. Tummy tuck scars are hidden in these areas.

In some people, it may be necessary to aesthetically reconstruct the belly button during tummy tuck surgery. During the tummy tuck surgery, the sagging belly skin is cut first. Excess fat in the abdomen is removed from the body. A tummy tuck is performed on the abdominal skin from top to bottom, and then the sutures are closed and the tummy tuck surgery process is completed. In this surgery, tightening of the abdominal muscle wall is also provided. It also slims the waist area.

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How Long Does Abdominoplasty Take?

The duration of tummy tuck surgery may vary from person to person. Because the tummy tuck process is planned according to the sagging problem experienced by the person. Many factors such as excess skin in the sagging belly area, presence of fat, whether or not the abdominal fat will be removed, and the condition of the abdominal muscles are effective during the tummy tuck surgery.

tummy tuck surgery; It may take 3-5 hours depending on the type of operation, the suture technique applied, and the size of the abdominal sagging problem experienced by the patient. While full tummy tuck surgery can take 3-5 hours, mini abdominoplasty can take 2-3 hours. For full tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal area to be repaired is wider.

Before Abdominoplasty

Inform your doctor about your general health and all the medications you use during the interviews before the tummy tuck surgery. Generally, blood thinners and their derivatives should be discontinued 10 days before tummy tuck surgery. Try not to drink herbal teas during this time. Do not do extreme diets to lose weight before tummy tuck surgery. Follow the right nutrition plan, remember that this will also affect the post-operative recovery process.

Before tummy tuck surgery, it is desirable to avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. Smoking can adversely affect both the tummy tuck surgery and the post tummy tuck process. Your doctor will order all tests and tests required for abdominal aesthetics before surgery. In order to compare the results of tummy tuck surgery, a photograph of the abdominal region is provided.

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After Abdominoplasty

  • After tummy tuck surgery, the abdomen is covered with dressing. A drain is inserted after surgery to prevent blood and fluid accumulation. The drain is removed at discharge.
  • Corset use is required after tummy tuck surgery. The abdominoplasty corset that protects the abdomen should be used for the period specified by the physician.
  • Since the abdominal region is stretched for 3-4 days after tummy tuck surgery, there is a feeling of tension in this area and this causes you to walk in an inclined shape. In the following days, this tension in the abdomen gradually passes and you start walking upright. Do not force your abdominal area to walk upright in the first days.
  • Since the tummy tuck is provided in the surgery, there may be mild pain after the surgery. These pains are controlled with painkillers.
  • Dressing practices should be considered after tummy tuck surgery. Some people may also need to use antibiotics for a certain period of time.
  • After tummy tuck surgery, lie down with a pillow under your knees and legs bent at the hips for a while. This prevents stretching of the operated area in the abdomen.
  • Bathing should not be done for 2-3 days after tummy tuck surgery.
  • It is recommended to rest at home for 7 days after tummy tuck surgery.
  • The patient can return to social and non-heavy work 7 days after tummy tuck surgery.
  • Do not lift heavy items for the first 2 months after tummy tuck surgery.
  • Activities such as sports should be left for 2 months after the tummy tuck surgery, with the approval of the doctor.
  • Abdominoplasty; In other words, in the process of tummy tuck surgery, dissolving stitches or tissue adhesives are used. This does not require the removal of stitches.
  • Incision scars created for tummy tuck surgery become more prominent during the first 3-6 months; but over time, these scars on the abdomen become more obscure.
  • It is recommended that a period of at least two weeks pass for sexual intercourse after tummy tuck surgery.
  • After tummy tuck surgery, choose a diet that includes foods that allow the intestines to work comfortably and do not cause gas problems.
  • Do not forget that it is in your hands to maintain this new abdominal appearance after tummy tuck surgery. Pay attention to your diet and make exercise a part of your life after tummy tuck surgery.

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  • Day 1 - Airpot Pickup & Accommodation

    We pick you up from İstanbul Airport with our luxury shuttles and transfer you to your 5 star hotel. Enjoy!

  • Day 2 - Hospital and Doctor visit

    The first stop will be at the hospital for blood and PCR tests. And finally, you will meet with your doctor. While you are having Turkish coffee, you will be able to talk with your doctor, ask your questions, and tell your expectations. The next step will be physical examination, Vectra 3D simulation and markings. Thus, to see approximate results of your operation on these simulations will be easily possible.

  • Day 3 - Operation Day

    You will be picked up from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will visit you in the service room and you will be transferred to surgery. Then you will wake up in your room.

  • Day 4 - The Day After Operation

    You will be visited by your doctor; dressings will be changed. Then You will be discharged with your medications. Of Course, You will be transferred to your hotel.

  • Control Day - It Depends on the Type of Your Operation

    Your doctor will check the operation site. With Turkish coffee, you will be informed about the post-operative healing period. Also, written instructions will be given.

  • The Rest of Your Life - Ask Us Anything

    You will always receive a warm welcome to ask any questions related or unrelated with your operation.

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  • What is the recovery process like after tummy tuck surgery?

    Edema, pain and swelling are normal effects after abdominoplasty. These effects begin to decrease after the first week. The drain inserted during the hospital stay is to prevent fluid accumulation and swelling that may occur in the abdomen. There may be pain in the first days after abdominal aesthetics; However, these pains are quite mild. These pains in the abdomen can be relieved with the drugs prescribed by the doctor.

  • How long should a corset be used after tummy tuck surgery?

    The abdominoplasty corset, which has a structure that extends from the ribs to the legs, must be used after tummy tuck surgery. The use of corsets after tummy tuck surgery is for protecting the abdominal area against intense movement activity, regaining the strength of the muscles, healing the sutures and shaping the operation area. It is generally used for 1-2 months after tummy tuck surgery. This period of use may vary from person to person. Your doctor will guide you about the duration of use of the abdominoplasty corset according to your condition.

  • Are tummy tuck scars permanent?

    After tummy tuck surgery, there are scars in the abdomen due to the surgery. However, these scars on the abdomen are not something to be feared. Incision scars in tummy tuck surgery are hidden in an area called underwear or bikini area, depending on the technique. In short, it is hidden in this invisible area. Although tummy tuck scars are more intense in 3-6 months, they become more obscure at the end of a year.

  • Can I get pregnant after tummy tuck surgery?

    Tummy tuck surgery is technically an aesthetic operation performed only on excess fat and skin in the abdomen. In short, a technique that will prevent the woman from getting pregnant anatomically is not used in tummy tuck surgery. After a tummy tuck, it is possible to get pregnant after a certain period of time with the approval of the doctor. However, if tightening of the abdominal muscle wall is added to the surgery, it is recommended to contact your doctor before deciding on pregnancy.

    Abdominoplasty does not prevent the expansion of the abdominal wall due to pregnancy. However, it is not recommended to get pregnant right after a tummy tuck surgery. Because after tummy tuck surgery, it takes about a year for the body to sit down and the advantages of the surgery to be seen. For this reason, it is not recommended to get pregnant before 1 year. It would be correct to wait 1 year for tummy tuck surgeries to be performed after pregnancy. Post-pregnancy abdominal structure recovers itself during this period.

  • What are the prices of tummy tuck surgery?

    Abdominoplasty is an aesthetic operation performed with different techniques according to the abdominal problem of the person. There are different types such as full tummy tuck surgery and mini tummy tuck surgery. For an aesthetic abdominal appearance; that is, aesthetic treatments such as liposuction can be added to the process for the operation to be successful. Abdominoplasty surgery prices are determined according to the surgical process planned specifically for the person. It would not be correct to specify a standard tummy tuck surgery price for this.

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