Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck is an aesthetic operation that many people undergo for various reasons. It is one of the surgeries that can bring about the most significant changes in body aesthetics, providing patients with physical and psychological confidence.

Before undergoing tummy tuck surgery, patients must undergo detailed investigations to determine whether they are suitable for the procedure. These investigations ensure that the patient’s health is not put at risk. Many criteria, such as detailed blood tests, the patient’s habits, lifestyle, smoking and alcohol use, weight, height, medications, previous surgeries, and chronic diseases, should be reviewed, and surgery should be planned accordingly.

What is Tummy Tuck?

Tummy Tuck is a body contouring surgery that involves the surgical removal of excess skin in the abdominal area and closure of the wound with aesthetic stitches. In tummy tuck surgery, excess skin is removed, resulting in a flat abdomen.

Liposuction can also be performed during tummy tuck surgeries, depending on the patient’s condition. With 360 liposuction, excess fat is removed from the back, belly, and waist area. After liposuction is completed, tummy tuck surgery is started.

The degree of incision in tummy tuck surgery is determined based on the patient’s consultation results. A 180-degree, 270-degree, or 360-degree tummy tuck can be performed. Therefore, preoperative evaluation is important.

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Consultation Before Tummy Tuck

Clinic Health Beauty requests detailed information from its patients before Tummy Tuck surgery. The following information is required:

Height and weight
Chronic diseases
Medications used
Surgeries previously performed
Smoking and alcohol habits
Infectious diseases
Birth history
Any complaints
Pictures and video narration

This information is evaluated by Clinic Health Beauty specialists to determine if the patient is suitable for surgery and to create an appropriate operation plan.

Who Can Have a Tummy Tuck?

Anyone who needs it can have a tummy tuck as long as there are no health obstacles to surgery. There are some criteria required for surgery, including:

Especially, your weight should be suitable for tummy tuck surgery. It is important for patients with excessive adiposity and high body mass index to undergo this surgery after reducing to a certain weight in order for the results to be successful.

The health analyses of patients coming to Turkey for tummy tuck surgery are examined by our experts. Based on these evaluations, we decide whether they are suitable for surgery.

Who Cannot Have a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery may not be suitable for some patients. A consultation evaluation may be required for this. Detailed checks should be made for the patient examples mentioned below, and the surgery should be decided accordingly.

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Things to Consider Before Tummy Tuck Surgery

One of the most important things to consider before tummy tuck surgery is to not smoke. Smoking is risky for tummy tuck surgery. For this reason, smoking should be stopped at least 3 weeks in advance. It has been observed that patients who smoke have difficulty breathing after surgery, wounds close late, and there is a higher possibility of asymmetry of the scar during the healing process.

Try not to gain weight. Many patients think “I will have surgery anyway, it will not be a problem if I gain weight”. Unfortunately, this can be a mistake. Losing weight before tummy tuck is an advantage for better results. For tummy tuck, you need to keep your body mass index below 30.

Eat a healthy diet. Try to consume healthy foods before tummy tuck surgery. Consume easy-to-digest foods, especially one week before the surgery. We see that patients who have constipation problems after tummy tuck surgery have difficulty.

Do not drink blood thinners. Tummy tuck is a surgical operation. It is also combined with liposuction. Therefore, the possibility of bleeding is high. It is recommended to stop taking blood thinners about 3-4 weeks before the tummy tuck surgery.

Do not take birth control pills. It is recommended to stop taking birth control pills 4 weeks before tummy tuck surgery. Birth control pills increase the risk of clot formation in the legs.

Be careful not to get sick. Diseases such as colds, flu, and colds should be taken care of before tummy tuck. Try to rest. Postpone activities that tire your body. Your surgery may be canceled or postponed as a result of preoperative controls.

How Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Work?

In tummy tuck surgery, sagging and excess skin is pulled down, the belly button is reconstructed and moved to the appropriate position, and excess skin is removed. Surgical sutures are applied to complete the operation.

Tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia. If the patient has regional fat, excess fat is removed by liposuction during the surgery. The operation takes an average of 4 hours, but this time may vary if there is another surgery to be combined with the tummy tuck.

Patients are kept under observation for 2 nights in the hospital after the tummy tuck surgery. After the surgery, a special body corset is worn and antibiotic and painkiller treatments are started.

After the operation, your blood values will be checked, including your hemoglobin level.

It is normal to experience pain for the first two days, which may be mostly caused by liposuction. From the 3rd day onwards, your pain will ease.

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Tummy Tuck 180-270-360 Degrees

Tummy tuck surgery is planned according to the patient’s needs. Based on the patient’s excess skin and adiposity, it should be determined where the tummy tuck line starts and ends. Under normal conditions, a tummy tuck is planned as 180 degrees, similar to a cesarean section line.

Tummy tuck 270-degree surgery is performed especially on patients who have excess skin in the anterior belly and waist area and who have fat deposits. The operation line is 270 degrees long.

Tummy tuck 360-degree surgery is suitable for patients with sagging in the back-waist area. In this case, the surgical line wraps around the body 360 degrees.

Tummy Tuck Surgery Plan in Istanbul, Turkey

Clinic Health Beauty organizes a 7-day travel plan for tummy tuck surgeries.

Our health consultants provide patients with written information about the travel plan, operation process, operation details, hospital stay, check-ups, and post-operative process.

The package includes:

Recovery After Tummy Tuck

The recovery period after tummy tuck surgery may vary for each patient. The healing process for many patients takes 7-9 weeks. The final results of tummy tuck surgery may take up to 1 year.

After tummy tuck surgery, patients should follow some rules to speed up the healing process. The most important of these rules are taking frequent short walks, drinking plenty of water, and maintaining a balanced diet.

It is normal to experience pain for the first two days after a tummy tuck. Dizziness, nausea, and weakness may also occur. Approximately 4 hours after the operation, you will be given an easy-to-digest meal. After the meal, you will take your first walk, accompanied by a nurse. You may experience dizziness during the first walk after tummy tuck, but you should try to walk again after a short rest. Walking and staying active is very important to reduce the risk of embolism, especially after tummy tuck with liposuction. Your blood circulation should return to normal.

Your stitches will feel tight after the tummy tuck, so you will be advised to walk slightly bent forward for the first week.

You should be careful not to lift heavy objects during this period. You should also be careful not to strain your stitches when bending down or reaching for something.

You can return to work 4-6 weeks after tummy tuck surgery, depending on your profession and physical demands.

You will be advised to wear a corset for 3 months after tummy tuck surgery.

In tummy tuck surgery, attention should be paid to the lying position. You should lie at a 45-degree angle without stretching your abdomen. By putting support under your knees, you can ensure that your stitches do not strain. After tummy tuck, you should wait 30-40 days before lying on your stomach.

Tummy Tuck Prices

You can receive support from our expert consultants for the tummy tuck prices we have planned in Istanbul, Turkey. Tummy tuck prices vary between 5500 USD and 6500 USD. Tummy tuck surgery is performed by specialist doctors at A Plus Hospital. We offer you a comfortable surgery with private nurse support, a patient care unit, and a fully equipped hospital option.

Tummy tuck surgery package prices are prepared according to the patient’s request. In general, the tummy tuck surgery package includes:

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To ensure a successful tummy tuck surgery, it is imperative to have an experienced doctor and access to an A-plus hospital with an intensive care unit. Clinic Health Beauty Istanbul meets these essential criteria for tummy tuck surgeries in Turkey.

What is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Tummy tuck surgery is a highly effective cosmetic procedure that corrects issues with loose, sagging skin on the upper and lower abdomen caused by various factors.

At Clinic Health Beauty, we understand that each patient has a unique story. Whether it’s due to weight fluctuations or genetic factors, our tummy tuck surgery is designed to meet the specific needs of each patient. Our team of experts is well-equipped to address a diverse range of issues, from postpartum deformities to sagging skin resulting from rapid weight loss after obesity surgery.

How Many Types of Tummy Tuck Surgery Are There?

We offer two types of tummy tuck surgeries in Turkey: mini tummy tuck and full tummy tuck.

Excess skin below the belly button can be effectively removed through a surgical incision using a mini tummy tuck procedure. This technique does not affect the belly button and the incision is closed with aesthetic sutures, resulting in a smooth and natural-looking outcome.

In a full tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon expertly reconstructs the belly button and skillfully repairs the abdominal muscles. The abdominal skin is precisely stretched from the upper part of the navel to cover the lower part of the navel, resulting in a smooth and toned appearance.

What is a 360 Degree Tummy Tuck?

Skin laxity extending to the back of the waist and anterior belly is a common issue among some patients .To address this, a tummy tuck incision can be planned to rotate the entire body, resulting in a 360-degree transformation. Alternatively, a 270-degree abdominoplasty may also be performed with great success.

A tummy tuck surgery involves contouring the patient’s body through liposuction, which targets and removes fat from the back, belly, and side waist area.

Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Cause Pain?

Tummy tuck surgery is a minimally painful procedure, with most patients experiencing only mild discomfort. Any pain is typically associated with liposuction and should decrease significantly within the first three days after surgery.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

We have evaluated your questions about tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that corrects the aesthetic appearance by removing sagging and loose skin in the abdominal area.

A tummy tuck surgery takes approximately 4-5 hours.

The cost of having a tummy tuck in Turkey can vary between 6000-10000 euros. This is primarily due to the experience of the doctor who will perform the surgery, the class of the hospital where the surgery will be performed, and the content of the services included in the surgery package.

It is safe to have a tummy tuck surgery in Turkey. Turkey is among the top 3 best countries in the world for tummy tuck and other plastic surgeries. It is the world leader in aesthetics with its specialized doctor staff in tummy tuck, A Plus Hospitals, Special Care nurses, and Intensive care units.

A tummy tuck has become a comfortable surgery with new techniques and postoperative treatments. It is normal to experience pain like any plastic surgery. It can be considered as discomfort rather than pain. This process is easily overcome with the painkillers you will be given for the first two days. From the third day, you will feel much more comfortable.

Tummy tuck side effects include risks such as infection, suture problems, blood clots, embolism, blood accumulation, and hematoma. To minimize such risks, there are rules that the patient should pay attention to. Preoperative consultation is of great importance. Many criteria such as the patient’s habits, diseases, blood values, weight, height, and medications should be evaluated. The patient should not have a smoking habit. It is recommended to quit smoking at least 4 weeks in advance.

Tummy tuck surgery is not a weight loss surgery. Excess skin in the abdominal area is removed. With liposuction, the fat in the back, belly, and waist area is removed. As long as you pay attention to your diet, your weight will decrease. After tummy tuck surgery, you should pay attention to sports and balanced nutrition. Otherwise, the problem of fat gain may occur again.

A tummy tuck is risky for people with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and bleeding disorders. These patients should undergo certain health screenings, and surgery should only be considered after the results are evaluated. It is also risky for patients with a body mass index over 30. Patients who smoke are advised to quit smoking at least 4 weeks before surgery.

Yes, you will have a flat belly after a tummy tuck. You can achieve good results in a shorter time with a balanced diet and exercise after the surgery. The choice of doctor is important for achieving good tummy tuck results, and you may need to choose an experienced and specialized doctor.

The main reason why plastic surgery is cheap in Turkey is the difference in the euro-dollar exchange rate. The average euro-dollar is 20 times more valuable than the Turkish lira. Although aesthetic surgery in Turkey is cheaper than in many other countries, the success of aesthetic doctors in Turkey and the fact that the hospitals are of A+ standard contribute positively to this situation. The presence of experienced aesthetic doctors in Turkey, the hospitals’ adherence to international technical and technological standards, and the quality of patient care units make Turkey a leader in this field.

Turkey is one of the best countries to have plastic surgery. The biggest reason for this is that there are experienced and talented doctors who specialize in aesthetics. Experienced doctors at a more affordable price make plastic surgery in Turkey attractive in this regard.

It is enough to stay in Turkey for 5 days after tummy tuck surgery. Two nights in the hospital are important for your treatment. You can stay in your hotel for the other 5 nights until all your check-ups are finished.

The age limit for tummy tuck surgery is 18. If the patient needs tummy tuck surgery, the surgery can be performed if the consent of the parents is obtained and your doctor approves this surgery. The upper age limit for tummy tuck surgery can be planned by evaluating the health problems of the person.

The main reason why Turkey is good at plastic surgery is that it has talented aesthetic and plastic surgery doctors. It has become the aesthetic center of the world with the successful results of aesthetic surgeries and patient satisfaction.

Tummy tuck surgery has benefits, not harm, as long as it is performed by the right hands and with the right organization. As with other plastic surgeries, there are risks. The main ones are embolism, blood clots, complications related to anesthesia, infection, and hematoma.

The scar of tummy tuck surgery is usually the size of a cesarean incision. Tummy tuck surgery may be a little more painful as it is usually accompanied by liposuction. In tummy tuck surgery, the loosened abdominal muscles are sutured, and the belly button is reconstructed.

Constipation may be a problem after tummy tuck surgery. The effect of anesthesia, medications given after surgery, and the body’s reaction to surgery can cause constipation. If you have difficulty pooping, you can get advice from your doctor. Patients are given medication in this regard. Thanks to this medicine, you can poop without difficulty.

To avoid constipation, you should eat easily digestible foods one week before surgery. You should consume foods that relax your intestines.

You will feel better from the third day of tummy tuck surgery. Home rest for two weeks will be sufficient for tummy tuck surgery. You should start walking after the seventh day of your surgery. You should consume plenty of water.

Tummy tuck surgery can be likened to a cesarean. The incision made for childbirth is stretched and aesthetically corrected. Tummy tuck and cesarean scars are similar. Liposuction can be used in tummy tuck surgery. Excess skin is removed, and excess fat is eliminated with liposuction. The belly button is also reconstructed.

The question of whether it is permissible or sinful to have a tummy tuck in Islam comes from patients. We have read many explanations on this subject. First of all, we should find an answer to the question of why tummy tuck surgery is performed. Sagging of the abdomen after birth, sagging of the abdomen of patients who have had stomach reduction surgery due to diabetes or for other reasons, sagging of the abdomen after weight loss, sagging due to weight loss are among the main reasons for tummy tuck surgery. These sagging in the body can cause a loss of confidence in people. It can create psychological problems. It may cause unhappiness between husband and wife in the family. It can negatively affect social life and work life. Considering the opinions of Islamic Experts who made a statement on this subject, they consider it appropriate to perform tummy tuck for medical and psychological reasons.

A tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery. However, it is possible to appear thinner due to the removal of excess skin from the abdomen and fat from the back, belly, and waist area.

Patients considering a tummy tuck should have a body mass index (BMI) below 30. Patients with a high BMI are more likely to have internal fat, which may negatively affect the surgery’s results. Additionally, overweight patients have an increased risk of embolism. It is important for patients with a large stomach to wait until they reach their ideal weight before deciding on surgery.

Excessive weight loss after tummy tuck surgery may cause skin looseness. Patients who gain weight after tummy tuck surgery may have loose skin when they lose weight in the future. For this reason, we recommend that the BMI level be below 30 for tummy tuck surgery. This way, it will be more difficult for the skin to loosen after surgery.

A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin, and excess sagging skin cannot be stretched except surgically.

Tummy tuck and liposuction are two separate operations. However, liposuction is usually performed during most tummy tuck surgeries. Tummy tuck surgery is more expensive than liposuction.

The best surgery for belly fat is liposuction, especially with Vaser liposuction, which can produce great results.

The results of a tummy tuck procedure may vary for each patient depending on factors such as weight, height, and the extent of sagging skin and fat. However, under normal conditions, a reduction of 2-6 clothing sizes can be achieved by removing excess skin and fat.

Every plastic surgeon may perform tummy tuck surgery differently. At Clinic Health Beauty, 360 liposuction is performed together with tummy tuck surgery, which means that excess fat in the back, belly, and waist areas can be removed.

Turkey, where Clinic Health Beauty is located, is considered one of the best countries for aesthetic surgery. With its specialist doctors, fully equipped hospitals, and experienced care centers, Turkey is among the top aesthetic centers in the world.


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