Tummy Tuck

We do almost everything to make our body posture aesthetic and look fit. We strictly follow strict diets and exercise regularly, but sometimes we cannot achieve the appearance we dream of despite all these efforts. It is not easy to get rid of the appearance of saggy abdominal skin after processes such as rapid and excessive weight loss, as well as the never-melting fat tissue in the abdomen, waist, and surrounding areas. Usually, after more than one birth, the muscles in the abdominal wall cannot return to their original state and the muscles are weakened. The only solution to all these problems is the abdominoplasty operation known as Tummy tuck.

What is tummy tuck?

It is a surgical operation performed for abdominal aesthetics, which is scientifically called abdominoplasty and known as tummy tuck. Tummy tuck means tight stomach. It is the whole of the interventions made especially for the recovery of the belly and the surrounding area for various reasons, especially for those who gain and lose weight frequently, and whose abdominal skin has become saggy in the post-pregnancy period. In the Tummy Tuck technique, unlike the classical tummy tuck surgery, not only the lower abdomen but also the abdomen, waist, and groin areas are shaped as a whole.
The abdominoplasty operation, which is performed with liposuction, laser liposuction, and new generation liposuction methods that can remove the fat in these areas, can offer the patient the look that the patient dreams of with a holistic surgical approach. In addition to the tummy tuck for body contour and posture, the imagined appearance is achieved with the help of multiple operations and interventions in combination with individually planned treatment approaches. The purpose of tummy tuck and combined operations for body shaping is body shaping. Tummy tuck is not a weight-loss method.
Abdominoplasty operation is often performed on people who have given birth more than once, lost more than 20 kilograms, and experienced excessive loss. Tummy Tuck operation is one of the best solutions for solving problems such as sagging, loosening, cracks, and stubborn adipose tissue that occur in the abdominal muscles, as well as the weight gained during pregnancy, ever-expanding abdominal area cannot be restored after birth. Surgical intervention is the only treatment for saggy vision in the abdominal skin, especially after excessive weight loss supported by sports. Various combinations of liposuction will work well with abdominoplasty to give the dreamed fit and firmer look. Tummy tuck operation is not a weight-loss method, it is only done for body shaping. Tummy Tuck operation gives the patient a younger and more natural appearance by providing tighter areas such as the abdomen, groin, and waist, reducing deformations and shaping the body posture.

How is tummy tuck surgery performed?

Although the tummy tuck operation is the same as the procedure, the operation process varies from person to person. Depending on the patient's needs, the operation time may take between 1 and 5 hours. Other body shaping operations that need to be combined, if necessary, can be added to this operation period. Patients who are found suitable for the operation are given general anesthesia and Tummy tuck surgery begins.  Although the abdominoplasty operation is the same as the procedure, the operation process varies from person to person. Depending on the patient's needs, the operation time may take between 1 and 5 hours. Other body shaping operations that need to be combined, if necessary, can be added to this operation period. Patients who are found suitable for the operation are given general anesthesia and abdominoplasty surgery begins.
There are different types of abdominoplasty for example, for full abdominoplasty, the first incision to be made is opened on both sides to the place that looks like a cesarean scar between the abdominal fold area and the groin. Because of this incision, the scar will remain under the panties and will give a hidden belly. The shape, length, and cut point of the incision vary from person to person. With this full abdominoplasty, the abdominal skin is stretched, weakened abdominal muscle is repaired and a full tummy tuck is achieved. If the unwanted excess skin is on the upper part of the abdomen, the first incision made extends to the upper border of the abdomen, so only the upper part of the abdomen is stretched. The mini tummy tuck, on the other hand, is a mini simple operation that is mostly performed on people who have less unwanted adipose tissue, but who have excess skin and deformity in the lower part of the navel. The reversive tummy tuck, on the other hand, is done when the entire abdomen, even the skin of the chest, is saggy, especially after losing a lot of weight. The first incision is made under the breast, so breast lift and breast enlargement operations can be performed at the same time as the abdominoplasty.
After the tummy tuck operation, which is suitable for the person's needs, the incision is closed where the excess skin is removed and the abdominoplasty is completed, and the patient is taken to the recovery room. Here, the effect of anesthesia is expected to wear off. The patient's condition is stabilized and a doctor's examination is performed after the operation.

Can a tummy tuck be done without surgery?

Yes, there are non-surgical tummy tuck methods. The first of these is liposuction. Although liposuction, which is one of the most frequently performed operations today, does not provide to get rid of excess skin, it provides getting rid of unwanted fat that may cause a saggy appearance. In addition, it is only suitable for people whose skin is elastic and whose abdominal muscles are not weakened.
The second method, called ThermiTight, provides a tense appearance in the abdomen by applying heat energy. In simple terms, it provides the possibility of abdominoplasty by giving heat to the tissues. It can be preferred especially by people with saggy-looking abdominal skin that has little but not excessive fat tissue.
The third method is CoolSculpting, with this method, the fat cells are frozen and eliminated from the body. It is seen that approximately 20% of unwanted adipose tissue is reduced with a single session of treatment. It is a good alternative method to replace Tummy Tuck.
The fourth method is EmSculpt, thanks to this device, the abdominal muscles are strengthened by stimulating natural muscle contraction, and an abdominal tight appearance can be obtained by strengthening the abdominal muscles. This procedure is ideal for people who do not have excess fat and have a saggy stomach appearance as their abdominal wall muscles weaken.
The last method is Renuvion. In this treatment method, the skin is tightened and rejuvenated by giving heat with radiofrequency using plasma energy. It is a treatment that can be applied not only in the abdomen but also in most desired areas.
All these mentioned methods work for people who have a minimal saggy tummy appearance and a small amount of unwanted fat. These methods may not work for everyone. The result obtained after the treatment may not be as much as desired.

What to do before tummy tuck surgery?

First of all, if you have decided to have an abdominoplasty, you should find out whether you are suitable for the operation after having the necessary medical tests. You should create a treatment plan with your doctor. You should tell about your dream and learn what needs to be done to get realistic results.
You will be very tired after the operation and you will need to rest. For this reason, you should make all your plans before the operation. Since it is a surgical operation and you have to rest for a while, you may need a helper who will accompany you while you are resting and fulfill your daily responsibilities.
Before the operation, you must first stop smoking. Nicotine will negatively affect your healing process as it reduces blood flow to the skin. You should not smoke before the operation and during the recovery period. As long as you smoke, tissue damage and risk factors will increase.
In consultation with your doctor, you should stay away from products such as blood thinners, nutritional supplements, and herbal supplements, because they increase bleeding.
For tummy tuck operation, you must be at a constant weight for at least 12 months. Weight gain and loss after the operation will adversely affect the results of the abdominoplasty.

The recovery process after tummy tuck surgery

After the operation, the abdominal area will be completely covered with bandages. You will not feel any pain due to anesthesia during Tummy Tuck, and you can minimize the pain by taking painkillers after the operation. You should not neglect to take painkillers and antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.
You should act immediately after the abdominoplasty operation, so you can reduce the risk of edema and clots. After the operation, swelling and edema accumulation in the surgical area is normal.
It is recommended to stay in the hospital for 7 days after the operation. You should wear a supportive garment and corset for about 6 weeks after an abdominoplasty. This will allow you to heal faster and keep the fluid flowing.
The stitches are removed within 2 weeks and you can take a shower. You should not enter the sauna and solarium for about 6 months.
When are results seen after tummy tuck surgery?
Although tummy tuck surgery procedures are made by the needs of the patients,  the final result settles in about 6 months.

How much is tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck, abdominoplasty operation, which is one of the most frequently performed operations all over the world, varies between $3,000 and $15,000 globally.
It varies between $3000 - $4100 at Tummy Tuck in Turkey and Magic Touch Turkey, our center.

Tummy Tuck in Turkey

Turkey is one of the leading countries in the health sector. There are reliable and expert medical centers, especially in aesthetic surgery operations. The best aspects of the Turkish health sector are the easily accessible medical treatments and reliable system, without waiting for an appointment for months.
In addition to the developed health sector, Turkey is one of the rare countries where you can have a cultural and enjoyable travel experience. In Turkey, you can achieve the look of your dreams and at the same time have a pleasant time with your family.
Tummy Tuck operation in Turkey, expert surgeons and our fully equipped medical center Magic Touch Turkey is the address you are looking for both to have a holiday with your family and achieve the body shape of your dreams.
 
Snapshot
PROCEDURE : Tummy Tuck (Remove extra fat and skin from the belly and tighten the abdominal wall muscles to flatten it.)
LENGTH : 2 to 3 hours
ANESTHESIA : General, or local with sedation
IN/OUTPATIENT : Depends on individual circumstances. Usually inpatient.
TUMMY TUCK SIDE EFFECTS : Fatigue, Grogginess, Discomfort, Bruising, Swelling. 
RISK : Asymmetry, Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis), Infection, Recurrent looseness of skin, Skin loss, Suboptimal aesthetic result, Unfavorable scarring. 
TUMMY TUCK RECOVERY TIME : Back to work: 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks. Fading of scars: 3 months to 2 years. 
RESULT LASTS : Usually lifetime with an healthy diet and exercixe.
Overview

Tummy tuck operation takes between 1 and 5 hours under general anesthesia. If necessary, it can be combined with operations such as liposuction, breast enlargement, and breast lift at the same time. There are various types of Abdominoplasty and it is applied by choosing the most suitable type for the patient's needs. The operation is completed by removing excess skin and unwanted fat and, if necessary, repairing the muscles in the abdominal wall.

Hospitalization is recommended for the first week. The stitches are removed in the second week. After discharge, corsets and garments are worn for approximately 4-6 weeks. You can see the final results 3-6 months after the operation.

Itinerary

You can find an example surgical schedule for a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) surgery below:

1st Day
Your first day starts with your arrival at the hospital in the early morning. After meeting your plastic surgeon, you will be briefed about your surgery. Your surgeon will discuss your expectations and the possible results of your surgery. After creating the road plan, you will be asked to fulfill the rest of your payment. As a preparation before the surgery, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your overall health and go through your medical history. At this stage, you will be asked to complete multiple lab tests to confirm you are fit for surgery. Usually, this surgery will take between 120 to 240 minutes. After the surgery is completed, you will be placed in your room for a rest to remove the effects of anesthesia. . Note that most of the patients who had a tummy tuck surgery require drains to remove fluid build-ups caused by the surgery. Because of that, you will be carefully positioned on your bed for your post-operative rest. Once you regain your consciousness in your room, your doctor will perform the first check-up after your surgery. You will spend the first day at the hospital for close observation.

2nd Day
Your second day will start with the second check-up by your surgeon. According to your status, your surgeon will allow you to leave the hospital. After prescribing your medicine and providing the necessary instructions for your post-operative care (such as wearing a compression garment which is a piece of clothing that fit tightly around the skin), you can go back to your hotel and rest.

3rd, 4th, 5th Day
During the third, fourth and fifth day of your recovery, you will be advised to continue resting in your hotel room. If you feel comfortable, you can have short walks, go out for dinner or go sightseeing. Do not forget that you have to follow your doctor’s instructions and avoid plans that contain a lot of activity.

6th Day
On the sixth day of your recovery, you will be asked to visit your doctor’s private office for a final check-up and postoperative care. At the end of your check-up, your doctor will inform you about how to continue your prescribed medication, medical dressing care, and recovery period. After you leave the doctor’s office, you will be free to continue your stay in Turkey or go back to your country.

Faq
  • What is a tummy tuck?
    Tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery that aims to remove the excess fat and skin in your belly and tighten the vertical muscles in the abdominal wall to achieve a flat abdomen for an improved overall appearance.
  • How much is a tummy tuck?
    Our price depends on the type of surgery, which technique to be used, and the duration of your stay. Magic Touch Turkey offers Tummy tuck surgery starting from $4100.
  • Am I a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
    If you are planning to get pregnant in the future, have a body/mass index greater than 30, and planning to lose a significant amount of weight soon, you should reconsider postponing your tummy tuck surgery.
  • How much weight do I lose after a tummy tuck?
    After a tummy tuck surgery, you can expect to loose between 2 to 6 kilograms. But, you should not consider it as an alternative to healthy weight loss.
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