Tummy Tuck in Turkey 2021

Tummy Tuck in Turkey 2021

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.

Tummy tuck surgery

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.

Tummy tuck candidates

The patient, who is qualified for a tummy tuck should be:

  • The patient should be over 21 years old and enjoy good health.
  • The right candidate for a tummy tuck should be with abdominal skin laxity.
  • The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck should be with a body mass index is less than 30.
  • For women who experience several times of pregnancies, a tummy tuck can be an ideal procedure to restore a tight and smooth abdomen appearance.
  • People who lost a massive amount of weight, leaving significant sagging skin, a tummy tuck can be an ideal solution for them.
  • The qualified candidate for a tummy tuck should not have chronic diseases, including heart diseases, blood pressure problems, diabetes, immune system problems, and HIV diseases.

The types of tummy tucks (abdominoplasty)

Three main types of abdominoplasty are commonly performed in Turkey, including mini-abdominoplasty, full abdominoplasty, and Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty.

1. Mini- 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.

2. Full abdominoplasty

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.

3. Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty

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.

The benefits of a tummy tuck

Several advantages can be achieved by tummy tuck:

  1. Getting a flat, firm abdomen contour which enables you to wear confidently fitted clothes and swimsuits.
  2. Getting rid of the sagging skin and tightening the muscles of your abdomen to look slimmer.
  3. Eliminating the belly deformities and improving its shape after multiple pregnancies.
  4. A tummy tuck helps you restore the natural contour of your abdomen after losing a high weight.
  5. Abdominoplasty can save your time and efforts that would be made to follow hard diets and strenuous exercises which finally may not also respond well to your body.

Pre and Postoperative care for a tummy tuck

Pre and Postoperative care for a tummy tuck

Let’s have a look at the most important instructions before and after the operation:

Pre-operative instructions

  1. Avoid smoking for two weeks before the operations.
  2. Stop taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-inflammatory.
  3. Stay away from drinking alcohol for a week before the operation.
  4. Don’t eat or drink on the day before the operation.

Post-operative instructions

  1. Keep putting on your compression garment for 6 weeks after the operation
  2. Take a short walk multiple times after your operation.
  3. Avoid strenuous work for 6 weeks after your surgery.
  4. Keep away from smoking for 5 weeks after your operation.
  5. Exposing yourself to direct sunlight and bad weather conditions can affect your results, so be careful about it.
  6. Try to follow a balanced diet to help you keep your results looking good.


The cost of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in Turkey

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 €.


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