Tummy Tuck

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A Tummy Tuck also referred to as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the appearance and form of the stomach. This is a procedure to flatten the abdominal cavity and remove excess skin, stretch marks, and abdominal fat. As a result, the muscles also become tight. Patients worry about the overall result, cost, and surgeon because a tummy tuck is a complicated plastic surgery.

Many successful plastic surgeries are performed yearly in Turkey.  Foreigners choose Turkey for their cosmetic procedures, such as Abdominoplasty, to take advantage of the lower cost of healthcare, first-rate equipment, and skilled surgeons.


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Types of Tummy Tuck

Full Tummy Tuck

For those with severe issues, a full tummy tuck is performed. In this procedure, the patient’s pelvis and genital region are cut open. Then, to adjust the tissue, skin, and muscles of the abdomen, liposuction surgery is carried out on the skin of the stomach. The belly button may be slightly moved, allowing the extra abdominal tissue to drain from the drainage tubes for a few days.

Mini Tummy Tuck

It can be done with the aid of an endoscope and is better for people who have abdominal fat. Mini tummy tuck procedure, which typically lasts two hours, uses a smaller incision than a full Abdominoplasty. Additionally, this technique preserves the location of the belly button while removing extra skin and fat.

Extended Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty with liposuction can be done if there is loose skin in the flank area, in addition to a sagging abdomen. An extended tummy tuck is a name for this procedure. With this technique, pelvic fat can also be removed in addition to loose skin, giving the patient’s body a better shape.

How is it Performed?

A broad incision is made across the lower abdomen. After that, the belly button is removed from the tissue that surrounds it through a second incision. The abdominal wall is separated from the skin below the belly button. Abdominal muscles are rearranged. Excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen during a tummy tuck. Sutures generally serve to tighten the connective tissue in the abdomen. The remaining skin is then moved to make it more toned.

Generally, it may take two to five hours to complete the procedure. The majority of patients must spend a few nights in the hospital.

Best Candidates for An Abdominoplasty

Though your surgeon may decide to include liposuction in a tummy tuck (liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to remove excess fat), don’t think of it as a tummy tuck. People who can benefit:

  • Men and women with general good health and a stable weight
  • Anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight
  • Women who have had multiple pregnancies
  • Being a non-smoker is preferable


However, not everyone should get a tummy tuck. Your doctor might advise not having a tummy tuck if you:


  • Make a significant weight loss plan
  • May think about becoming pregnant later
  • Have a severe chronic illness, like diabetes or heart disease
  • Your body mass index is more than 30
  • Keep smoking
  • Had abdominal surgery in the past that left behind a considerable scar


  • You must take approximately 4 to 6 weeks off work and exercise. You can no longer drive for several weeks after the surgery.
  • To enable your skin to heal and reduce swelling fully, you’ll commonly need to wear a special corset or pants for about six weeks.
  • You’ll likely be asked to go to a follow-up appointment a few weeks later to make sure the scar is fully healed.
  • You should be able to stop wearing a corset and continue most of your normal activities after six weeks.

Side Effects

  • A scar across your lower tummy that fades over time
  • Have swelling and pain
  • Having trouble standing up straight but it will get better with time
  • Experience stomach numbness
  • Blood clots: after surgery, treatable with walking

Cost of Tummy Tuck

The price of a tummy tuck is hard to determine because it depends on the surgeon’s experience, the type of procedure, the hospital, and other factors. At Avicenna International Hospital, the average tummy tuck in Turkey costs from £2600 to £4000. Almost all of the costs associated with having surgery, including weekly check-ups, professional medical advice, transportation, a hotel discount, translation services, and other costs are included in this cost.

You can enter your contact information on the form at Avicenna plastic and reconstructive surgery Center to ask about costs and information, and our patient representative team will get in touch with you.


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