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Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck)

Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck)

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure in which excess fat and sagging skin tissue in the middle and lower abdomen are removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened by stretching, it is not a treatment for obesity. Obese people should lose as much weight as they can before this surgery. With this surgery, the appearance of the fat belly and abdomen improves dramatically; however, the scar due to the surgery is permanent. There are many techniques used by plastic surgeons for abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty can also be performed in conjunction with body contouring (aesthetic breast surgery, liposuction, etc.) or some other surgeries (uterus, ovarian surgeries, etc.).

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Average Recovery
21 days

180 Minutes

Surgery Type

Body Area

Common symptoms



Before & After Operation

During this period, your surgeon will have some demands from you. Especially if you smoke, you should take a break 4 weeks before and 2 weeks after the surgery. During this period, you should not stay in the sun too long. If you are using it, stop taking vitamin E and aspirin and avoid heavy diet regimens before surgery. A cold or another infection may cause the operation to be delayed. In your first examination, your surgeon will learn about your general health status, the amount and distribution of fat in the abdomen, the sagging and excess of the abdominal skin and the quality of the skin. During this examination; The evaluation is made based on the diseases you have had, your current health problems (diabetes, etc.), your habits (smoking, alcohol, etc.) and the drugs you use (aspirin, tranquilizers, etc.). Another issue you should tell your doctor during this examination is why you want this surgery and what you expect from this surgery. Do not hesitate to openly discuss this issue. As a result of your expectations and examination findings, you may be a suitable patient for full or partial abdominoplaty alone or with liposuction, or liposuction alone is sufficient for you. During this examination, the type of anesthesia, how many days you will stay in the hospital and possible problems you may encounter after the surgery should be discussed.


- Men and women with sagging abdominal skin that do not respond to diet and exercise, but who have smooth body contours, are candidates for this surgery.

- Individuals who have sagging in the abdominal region after birth

- Individuals who have liposuction applied to the abdominal region can have it done as a complement.

Recovery Process

In the first few days, there may be swelling in the abdomen and pain that can be controlled with painkillers. Drains are removed after 1-3 days on average, and stitches after 1-3 weeks. On average, you need to stay in the hospital for 1-3 days. It may take a few months for you to feel the same as before. You can return to work after 2-4 weeks. The scar may seem to worsen in the first 3-6 months, but this is normal, it may take 9 months to 1 year for the scars to flatten and fade. Although it does not completely disappear, the scar can be easily hidden even under this bikini. Partial or full abdominoplasty procedures create excellent results for patients with abdominal muscle weakness or serial sagging. In most patients, excellent results can be maintained for years with regular exercise and diet.

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