Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A flat tummy is no longer a dream! In combination with liposuction, unfold a brand new look in your body.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A flat tummy is no longer a dream!

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A flat tummy is no longer a dream!

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

It is extremely natural to have deterioration in your abdominal area after processes such as rapid weight gain and loss and pregnancy. The skin in this area may remain loose after weight gain no matter how much weight you lose. An undesirable appearance may occur after sagging both above and below the belly button. This situation may prevent you to wear the clothes you want comfortably. You can regain your self-confidence with tummy tuck surgery.

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What is a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)?

Tummy tuck surgery is a procedure to remove sagging skin and fat tissue in the abdominal area, which leads to an unpleasent appearance. After this surgery, a flat and tight appearance is achieved in the abdomen. Abdominoplasty is performed through an incision made from the protruding parts of one hip to the other along your pubic area. After this incision, excess skin and fat tissue are removed by moving upwards towards the tummy. Then the remaining tissues are tightened and enclosed. Thanks to this, the sagging that occurs around the tummy is removed.

The belly button is removed to the right place from where it is sagging in the tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgeries. The position of the scars after tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) are planned to remain in your underwear.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is often accompanied by a liposuction procedure. Liposuction enables slimming and flattening in the abdomen and waist area by removing fat in parts without excess skin.

Tummy tuck at a glance

Below you can find detailed technical information that will help you learn more about the surgery. This information is general and may vary according to the operation and its combinations.

Duration of Treatment
(7 Days)
Duration of Operation
(3 Hours)
(1-6 Months)
Sleeping Position
(1 Week Face Up)
(10 Days)
(7 Days)
(10 Days)
Back to Work
(14 Days)
Exercise Restriction
(2 Months)
Now you can have a flat tummy!

Why do people have tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery?

Why do people have tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery?

Who Are the Ideal Candidates?

In order to have a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), the ideal candidate should:

  • Be in good psychological and physical health
  • Be at your ideal weight.
  • Have realistic expectations about the operation
  • Have distorted body contours.
  • Not consider pregnancy again at an early stage.
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Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery

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Here you will find some useful information that will help you prepare for your plastic surgery, prepare the necessary setup to avoid any problems that may arise, and make the necessary arrangements to ensure that everything goes smoothly during your stay in Turkiye.

Your journey for your aesthetic surgery will begin with a consultation with our famous aesthetic surgeon in Istanbul. This meeting will last about 30 minutes.

During your in person consultation with our famous plastic surgeon Dr. Burak Pasinlioğlu, you can ask all the questions you have in mind about the operation. It may be a good idea to write down all your questions before the consultation. Our doctor will get familiar with all your expectations and provide you detailed information about this subject by determining what is possible for your anatomy. In addition, our doctor will explain to you how the operation process will proceed after answering all your questions.

It is important to consider the following before you turn up for your cosmetic surgery.

Quit smoking: Smoking reduces blood flow in the skin. For this reason, we recommend that you quit smoking six weeks before the operation and during the recovery period in order to have a faster recovery process after the operation.

Minimise alcohol: Try to minimise alcohol drinking before the operation. Do not drink alcohol on the day of the operation or stop drinking a few days before. After the operation is completed, you are not allowed to drink alcohol until the medication given to you is finished. Our doctor and team will warn you about this.

General anaesthesia: Your operation will be performed under general anaesthesia. Eat eight hours before the operation. Don't drink water or eat less than six hours before the operation.

On the day of your operation, our transfer vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the hospital where the operation will take place. Before the operation, you will have a preliminary in person meeting with our doctor and our team once again. As a result of this preliminary meeting, drawings will be made and photos will be taken according to your expectations.

Your aesthetic surgery will end with drawing being made, check of blood tests, operation, hospital stay, discharge and follow-up process.

You may feel a little sleepy and tired after your aesthetic surgery. This condition will decrease after one or two hours of rest.

Our doctor will provide you information about the operation during discharge. They will explain what you should pay attention to after the operation and the use of medication. We expect you to take your medication regularly. You may feel a little sluggish and tired after the operation. This condition, can be taken under control with the painkillers prescribed to you.

During the recovery process, our teams will call you to ask about your condition and ask you for a photo. An online consultation will be made with you by communicating your recovery process to our doctor.

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We are here for you to plan your entire journey to make the operation you desire a much better experience for you. Considering all the details, we are always with you during your stay in Istanbul.

It is a detailed consultation with our experts about the organisation and operation.

Our famous plastic surgeon will answer all your questions in detail by inquiring your operation expectations during the in person consultation.

While renewing your body, you can evaluate all the care your skin needs with Famous Dermatologist Associate Professor Ezgi Özkur, get advice from them and start treatment.

Our doctor and nurses will check your eligibility for the operation by making the necessary medical assessment before the operation.

You will have your last pre-operative in person consultation with our doctor at the hospital. Our doctor will prepare you for the operation via drawings according to your expectations.

24 hour room service, satellite TV, breakfast, lunch, dinner and your own en-suite hospital room with en-suite bathroom for 1 or 2 days depending on the operation.

At your first follow-up consultation, our doctor will check you after the operation and tell you what you should pay attention to and the entire post-operative care process.

Our experienced staff, specially assigned for you, will be in contact with you during your stay in Istanbul after you are discharged from the hospital and will visit you whenever necessary

At your second follow-up visit, your treatment will be completed by our doctor by making your dressing. When you go back to your country, you will be told about all the procedures you need to do and pay attention to.

We will follow you closely for 1 year during your recovery process managed by our experienced team.

Frequently asked questions about tummy tuck

You can find detailed information about the operation and organisation before you come to Turkiye. You can contact your sales representative for any other questions you may have.

There are several types of tummy tucks, including full tummy tuck (traditional), mini tummy tuck (partial), extended tummy tuck (with a longer incision), and circumferential tummy tuck (for 360-degree body contouring).

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in an accredited surgical facility, tummy tuck surgery is generally considered safe. However, like any surgical procedure, it carries some risks and potential complications.

Benefits of a tummy tuck surgery include a flatter and firmer abdominal profile, improved abdominal tone and contour, enhanced body proportions, and increased self-confidence.

The duration of a tummy tuck surgery varies depending on the extent of the procedure and whether additional surgeries are performed simultaneously, but it typically takes between two to five hours.

The recovery process after a tummy tuck surgery involves wearing compression garments, managing discomfort with prescribed pain medication, avoiding strenuous activities for several weeks, and attending follow-up appointments with the surgeon.

Yes, a tummy tuck surgery leaves scars, typically along the lower abdomen, but they are usually well-hidden beneath clothing and fade over time with proper care and scar management.

Yes, a tummy tuck surgery can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation or lift, or body lift for comprehensive body contouring results.

Risks and complications of a tummy tuck surgery may include bleeding, infection, wound healing issues, fluid accumulation, numbness or changes in sensation, and adverse reactions to anesthesia.

A tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss procedure, but it can remove excess skin and fat, resulting in a slimmer and more toned abdominal appearance. Significant weight loss should be achieved through diet and exercise before considering a tummy tuck.

Drains may be placed during a tummy tuck surgery to remove excess fluid and prevent fluid accumulation, but they are typically removed within the first week after surgery.

While it is possible to become pregnant after a tummy tuck surgery, future pregnancies may affect the results of the procedure, as the abdominal muscles and skin may stretch again during pregnancy.

A tummy tuck surgery can remove stretch marks located on the lower abdomen along with excess skin, but it cannot address stretch marks above the belly button or on other areas of the body.

Yes, smoking can impair the body's ability to heal and increase the risk of complications after surgery, so it is generally recommended to quit smoking several weeks before and after a tummy tuck surgery.

Yes, by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat, a tummy tuck surgery can improve abdominal support and posture, relieving strain on the back and enhancing overall posture.

Yes, wearing a compression garment or abdominal binder is typically recommended after a tummy tuck surgery to reduce swelling, support the healing tissues, and optimize the final results.

While some surgeons may offer tummy tuck surgery under local anesthesia with sedation, general anesthesia is typically preferred for patient comfort and safety during the procedure.

Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks after a tummy tuck surgery to allow for proper healing. Light activities such as walking can typically be resumed sooner.

Yes, a tummy tuck surgery can repair diastasis recti, a condition characterized by the separation of the abdominal muscles, by tightening the muscles and restoring abdominal strength and stability.

Preparing for a tummy tuck surgery may involve undergoing pre-operative tests, quitting smoking, avoiding certain medications and supplements, arranging for transportation to and from the surgical facility, and preparing your home for post-operative recovery.

A tummy tuck surgery cannot be fully reversed, as it involves removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. However, revision surgery may be possible to address any concerns or complications that arise after the initial procedure.

While a tummy tuck surgery primarily focuses on improving abdominal contour and muscle tone, some patients may experience improvement in urinary incontinence symptoms due to the tightening of the abdominal muscles and tissues.

Following a balanced and nutritious diet can support the healing process after a tummy tuck surgery by providing essential nutrients and promoting tissue repair and recovery. However, specific dietary restrictions may vary depending on individual needs and preferences.

Yes, a tummy tuck surgery can be performed after weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, to remove excess skin and fat and improve body contouring results.

While it is possible to undergo a tummy tuck surgery before having children, it is generally recommended to postpone the procedure until after completing your family, as future pregnancies may affect the results of the surgery.



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Turkey stands out as a destination renowned for its high-quality services in the field of aesthetic surgery, particularly being preferred for abdominoplasty procedures. Abdominoplasty is an effective solution for those looking to eliminate excess fat and skin tissue, shape the abdominal area, and achieve a tighter appearance. TrustMed Clinic in Turkey is equipped with experienced plastic surgeons and modern facilities, enhancing the success rate of the procedure. Those opting for abdominoplasty in Turkey can find expertise, reliability, and competitive costs all in one place.

What is Tummy Tuck?

After multiple pregnancies, cesarean sections, or continuous fluctuations in weight, conditions such as sagging, stretch marks, and excess fat in the abdominal area can be addressed and corrected through abdominoplasty. This procedure aims to create a flatter appearance in the abdomen, waist, and hip areas, resulting in a more youthful look.

Why Should You Get Your Tummy Tuck In Turkey?

  • Cost: Tummy Tuck in Turkey is more affordable compared to many Western countries without compromising the quality of the operation.
  • Qualified Surgeons: Turkey has well-trained and qualified plastic surgeons who have received education and training from reputable institutions.
  • Modern Facilities: Many private clinics and hospitals such as TrustMed in Turkey are equipped with modern facilities and adhere to international standards.
  • Privacy: You may prefer to undergo your Tummy Tuck in Turkey, away from your local community for added privacy. Turkey offers a degree of anonymity for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery.

Are You A Good Candidate For Tummy Tuck?

You are a good candidate for Tummy Tuck if you:

  • are not considering getting pregnant again in the short term,
  • are not pleased with your current body contours,
  • are determined to undergo cosmetic surgeries to have your desired body.

Preoperative Preparation and Operation Process

Before the surgery, you'll receive specific instructions from your surgeon, which may include guidelines for fasting, medications to avoid, and lifestyle adjustments. You may undergo preoperative medical tests, such as blood tests and a physical examination, to ensure you're in good health for surgery.

  • Anesthesia: Tummy tucks are typically performed under general anesthesia, meaning you'll be asleep and won't feel any pain during the surgery.
  • Incision: The surgeon will make incisions in strategic locations, typically horizontally along the lower abdomen, below the bikini line. The length and shape of the incision may vary depending on the extent of correction needed.
  • Tissue Removal and Muscle Repair: Excess skin and fat are carefully removed from the abdomen. The surgeon may also tighten weakened or separated abdominal muscles to create a firmer abdominal wall, a step known as rectus diastasis repair.
  • Skin Redraping: The remaining skin is then stretched downward, and the incisions are closed with sutures.
  • Drain Placement: In some cases, temporary drainage tubes may be placed under the skin to prevent fluid buildup in the surgical area.

What Can You Expect After Your Tummy Tuck In Istanbul?

  • Improved Abdominal Contour: A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, resulting in a flatter, firmer abdominal profile. This can help you achieve a more toned and sculpted appearance.
  • Elimination of Stubborn Fat: Liposuction is commonly performed during a tummy tuck to target stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen that may not respond to diet and exercise alone. This can help refine your body contours and create a more defined waistline.
  • Improved Posture: Strengthening and tightening the abdominal muscles can lead to better posture, reducing strain on the lower back and potentially alleviating associated discomfort.
  • Correction of Abdominal Separation: For individuals with diastasis recti, where the abdominal muscles have separated, a tummy tuck can bring these muscles back together, restoring abdominal strength and function.
  • Enhanced Clothing Fit: Removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen can allow clothing to fit more comfortably and flatteringly, boosting confidence in your appearance.
  • Boost in Self-Confidence: Achieving a flatter, more toned abdomen can significantly enhance self-esteem and body image, leading to increased confidence in social and professional settings.

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