Nowadays, you can get a flat, firm toned abdomen easily by a simple plastic procedure, known as a tummy tuck. Here, in this article, we would like to enrich your information about a tummy tuck, mentioning everything you may be curious about, including the main types of abdominoplasty, candidates, benefits, instructions before and after the operation, and cost in Turkey.
A tummy tuck is a powerful plastic surgery that improves the abdomen shape. It is carried out under general anesthesia by removing excess fat and sagging skin and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. Tummy tuck aims to create a flatter, smoother, firmer abdominal contour beautifully.
Abdominoplasty is not a weight-loss solution for people who suffer from a high weight. If the body mass index is less than 30, a tummy tuck can be a good choice, otherwise, gastric surgery must be performed to handle the significant amount of fat.
However, a tummy tuck can be an effective method to get rid of the massive amount of sagging skin strongly after performing any type of gastric surgery, especially a sleeve gastric operation.
The patient, who is qualified for a tummy tuck should be:
Three main types of abdominoplasty are commonly performed in Turkey, including mini-abdominoplasty, full abdominoplasty, and Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty.
A mini-tummy tuck is an appropriate option for people suffering from loose skin in the lower part of the abdomen. It is performed through a short incision made horizontally just above the pubic area, giving enough access to eliminate excess skin and tighten underlying muscles in the abdomen area.
The procedure can restore a firm, smooth, flat lower abdomen contour during a short period of moderately invasive surgery, ensuring a quick recovery with a thin horizontal scar.
Full abdominoplasty targets both the upper and lower parts of the abdomen, so it is a perfectly ideal choice for people who are bothered by sagging skin folds around the abdomen. The same as the mini tummy tuck, the full tummy tuck is carried out under general anesthesia through a horizontal or U-shaped incision which is made above the pubic area, but it is a more invasive operation, enabling the surgeon to get rid of higher amounts of excess skin and fat in the abdomen.
A full tummy tuck might leave a longer scar, but become invisible under a swimsuit.
Fleur-de-Lis tummy tuck surgery is highly recommended for people who have a significant amount of sagging skin due to a massive weight loss. It is usually done after performing gastric surgery, cutting the sagging skin and correcting the deformities powerfully through an additional vertical incision to the traditional horizontal one.
Patients who lost over 50 pounds of weight loss, can be a good candidate for Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty.
Several advantages can be achieved by tummy tuck:
Let’s have a look at the most important instructions before and after the operation:
Generally, the price of a tummy tuck is set according to the operation's type, if a mini tummy tuck is chosen, the patient may pay around 3000 €. Otherwise, if the patient needs to eliminate a bigger amount of skin and fat in both the upper and lower of his abdomen, then a full abdominoplasty must be done. In this case, the patient has to pay a higher price which is around 3500 €.