Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat deposits and excess skin from the front part of the abdominal region and tightens the abdominal muscles. Stretch marks usually occur after rapid weight changes and during pregnancy.

The goal of abdominoplasty is to eliminate stretch marks, remove excess abdominal fat and ensure that the abdominal region regains its ideal appearance after surgery. The surgery time of an abdominoplasty is usually between 2 and 4 hours.

The stitches of the operated patient are absorbable so not necessary to be removed after the surgery. Patients can be discharged from the hospital after an overnight stay under our supervision and can return to work after 2 to 3 weeks. The surgeons advise the patients to wear a corset for a certain period of time after abdominoplasty and to avoid sports. The abdominoplasty leaves a scar. It is not a problem for patients, as the scar becomes inconspicuous with time and the location of the surgical scars is determined in accordance with the preferred underwear model. This scar stays under the bikini so normally not seen. In order to see the final results of abdominoplasty the patient has to wait minimum 4 months after the surgery.

A full tummy tuck is performed on people who have experienced excessive weight changes or have had childbirth. If there is excess skin above the belly button and a crease form under the belly button when sitting down that is large enough for the patient to grasp, they are considered a suitable candidate for a tummy tuck.

People who are not morbidly obese, people who cannot burn their excess abdominal fat despite dieting and exercising, people with sagging skin, skin slackness and stretch marks in the abdominal region as a result of weight loss, people who have a large abdomen even though they have not given birth, people with sagging skin, skin slackness and stretch marks as a result of pregnancy, and people who have excess fat deposits in the abdominal region even though their body size is within the esthetically acceptable range are suitable candidates for tummy tuck surgery. People without health problems that prevent abdominoplasty can undergo this surgical procedure without any problems. If the patient has no excess skin, if they have little excess fat, and if the abdominal wall has become saggy due to childbirth and weight change, endoscopic abdominoplasty is preferred. If the excess skin and fat accumulation are only in the lower abdomen, mini-abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck) is performed.

As with all surgeries, we need to pay attention to certain things immediately before the tummy tuck. Smoking cessation is the most important thing in this regard. This is because smoking slows down the blood circulation and prolongs the healing time of the surgical wounds.

In the last week before the surgery, you should definitely stop taking blood thinning medications, as they would interfere with the anesthesia. It is important that you take your menstruation into account when planning your surgery to ensure that the date of the surgery does not coincide with it.

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