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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)


The abdominal area complaints vary from person to person. Most of these complaints are muscle weaknesses that occur due to giving birth or losing excessive weight and sagging of the skin together with the settled stubborn fat. In such cases, exercise or diet are not solutions. Aesthetic surgery comes to mind exactly at this point.

There are three types of surgeries that can be applied.


1) Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)

2) Mini Tummy tuck (Mini abdominoplasty)

3) Abdominal Liposuction


Which Types of Patients Are Suitable For Tummy Tuck?

After giving birth or losing excessive weight, it is a surgery which is preferred for the patients with large deformation. Muscle repair takes place in this operation, and after that, the excessive sagging skin is removed with surgical methods together with the stubborn fat tissue under the skin. Again, as a complementary application, if the problem still continues in the patient’s waistline area, liposuction is applied to this region, as well.


Tummy Tuck Surgery and Afterwards:

The surgery takes an average of 1.5 -2 hours under general anesthesia under the hospital conditons. The patient can be discharged after one night of hospitalization. Its scars are in a form that is in an elongated version of cesarean scars in both directions. These scars can be hidden under the bikini. In addition, there are also scars on the belly button because it is also reconstructed. The scars will decrease rapidly in the course of time after the surgery. Thanks to the advancing technologies, the post-operative pain and walking disorders are minimal. Patients can return to their normal lives after a week. After the surgery, abdominal corset is used for 6-8 weeks. Corset is not of a type that affects daily life, on the contrary, it is relaxing and safe. Again, after the use of the corset ends the person can do active sports.


For Which People the Mini Tummy Tuck is Suitable?

Mini abdominoplasty is a surgery preferred in milder conditions. It is preferred for the patients who have less fattening and excessive skin.  This surgery starts under your belly button. Your belly button is not reconstructed. It is applied under the same conditions as abdominoplasty.  It has shorter surgical time, scars and a recovery time.


For What Kind of Patients the Abdomen Liposuction is Suitable?

Unlike the sagging in the abdominal area, it is a procedure in which excessive stubborn fat is removed through liposuction.  It can be performed under general anesthesia or sedation. It is a short surgery which does not require hospitalization. The patient uses a corset for 6-8 weeks. Bruising and swelling can occur due to liposuction and they quickly disappear. The patient can resume his or her normal activities within the same day.


About deciding on the most appropriate surgery for you, remember that you can obtain the most accurate information during examinations and interviews.


This page content is for informational purposes only. For diagnosis and treatment, you should consult your doctor.