Abdominoplasty Surgery  | Everything You Need to Know About Tummy Tuck | Leyla Arvas, MD

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Abdominoplasty operation (tummy tuck) is fit for those who frequently lose and gain weight and who want to get rid of the droopy look seen after pregnancy. In abdominoplasty, excess abdomen skin is removed, regional fats are taken out and muscle deformation within the muscle is corrected. With the operation, a flat belly look is created.

This operation creates effective and permanent results in the abdominal area. Tummy tuck can be applied with two different operations depending on the intensity of excess fats in patient’s body and level of drooping, namely mini abdomen tightening or full abdomen tightening.

A full abdomen tightening operation leaves a visible scar hidden underneath your underwear, while a mini abdomen tightening operation leaves a more minimal scar.

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Full abdomen tightening operation is recommended to those who have intense cracks, drooping and fats in their belly. With this operation, location of the belly button is also changed due to the effect of abdomen tightening. Abdominoplasty will leave a scar all along close to the person’s groin.  This scar gets paler and becomes almost invisible over time.

For a full abdomen tightening, tummy tuck operation, firstly abdominal and fat tissues are pulled from the muscles up to the ribs and excess abdominal skin is cut and removed. Then, excess fat tissue is removed with liposuction, abdominal skin is tightened and sutured. In abdominoplasty, weakness and hernia in abdominal muscles are also treated.

Who Are Good Candidates for Tummy Tuck?

Full abdomen tightening operation is fit for persons who have drooping in their belly due to excessive fat accumulation. In the full abdomen tightening operation, both excess fat tissue is removed and abdominal skin is cut and sutured back in a tighter state. We can recommend full abdomen tightening operation for your belly that droop down after giving birth and drooping body due to losing and gaining weight excessively.

To have a full tummy tuck operation, patients must have completed their breastfeeding period. This operation is suitable for those who cannot lose weight despite exercising and diets. Full abdominoplasty is not recommended to overweight people. This operation is not a slimming method. For this reason, you must complete your weight losing process before having this operation.

What is the Recovery Time for Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty may take 5-6 hours, together with Vaser Liposuction. For sure, this duration may vary depending on the amount of fat removed and degree of drooping in the belly. The operation is applied under general anesthesia and you need to stay at the hospital for one day.

You must start wearing the corset recommended by your physician right after the operation and keep it for one month. This corset will help during the post-operative recovery process. Patients can get back to their everyday life 2-3 weeks after the operation. During this process you may have minimal pains to be eased with painkillers.

Operation scars will be in shades of purple for 6 months following the operation and will become paler and almost invisible after 9 months. We do not recommend you to get pregnant for one year after abdominoplasty.

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Mini abdominoplasty is suitable for those who have intense drooping. Mini abdominoplasty is made with a small incision. Because the belly button is not touched, there will be no prominent change in its location. The belly is tightened and sutured back. Mini abdomen tightening operation takes 1 to 2 hours.

Who are Good Candidates for Mini Abdominoplasty?

Mini abdominoplasty is generally suitable for those who are at the end of their weight losing process, but cannot obtain the desired tightness in their belly. Mini abdominoplasty does not change the location of the belly button and does not include fat removal. Only drooping and deformed abdominal skin is tightened. IT is recommended to persons having problems with their skin, rather than ones with fats. Mini abdominoplasty is not applied during breastfeeding, either.

How Much Does Tummy Tuck Cost?

For Ministry of Health-accredited centers, it is not legal to specify prices on their website.  Therefore, you can dial 0212 241 46 24 and obtain information on abdominoplasty prices from our policlinic.

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