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tummy tuck


Abdominoplasia surgery, known as “tummy tuck” surgery, tightens the looseness of the skin and muscles of the anterior abdominal wall between the breasts and the genital area, removes sagging skin, and removing the sagging abdominal skin and tightening the loosened abdominal muscles.

Although a person of normal weight does the necessary exercises, the deformation that occurs in the form of bulging outward in the navel or anterior abdominal wall region, sagging of the skin, relaxation in the abdominal muscles can be extremely annoying in terms of aesthetics and reduce the quality of life. With tummy tuck surgery, these problems are eliminated, with a tight and aesthetic abdominal appearance, people's self-confidence increases, they do not have clothing problems and they become more at peace with themselves and their environment.


The name of the aesthetic surgery intervention applied to remove the sagging that occurs in the abdominal region and has a negative effect on the psychology of the person in terms of aesthetics is "tummy tuck" among the people and "Abdominoplasty" operation in medical terminology. The type of surgery, which succeeds in correcting the physical silhouette of the body after the operation, carries certain risks, as in all other surgical interventions. These risks, which will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon, are also closely related to your standard lifestyle habits. Smoking and alcohol use, insufficient exercise or the lack of exercise in your life are effective on the success of the operation. The protruding navel protrusion, which adversely affects the posture of all kinds of clothes such as trousers, skirts and dresses, disappears to a large extent after this surgery. The operation, which clarifies the waistline and promises a flatter abdomen than before the operation, is performed through an incision made just above the pubic region and below the navel. This incision, which is longer than the cesarean line, is sufficient to perform the mini abdominoplasty operation. When the upper abdomen is also stretched, the location of the belly button is changed.


Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) operation aims for a flat stomach and a younger body silhouette. In addition to excessive lubrication and sagging in the belly and abdomen, if there is also fat in the waist and hip area, tummy tuck operation can be performed together with liposuction. Loosening of the skin tissue due to aging can also be removed with this surgery. Some weight loss is also observed by stretching the abdominal muscles and skin. After abdominoplasty surgery, 1-2 size reduction is expected in body measurements. A bikini body is also easier to achieve, thanks to a flat stomach and a belly that is no longer saggy. With the help of the exercise that you will start after the recovery period after the surgery, it is possible to make the silhouette obtained by the operation smoother. With the tummy tuck operation, the physical appearance improves and the self-confidence of the person is refreshed. High self-confidence and a positive mood are aimed thanks to the aesthetic intervention, which also provides significant contributions to the person psychologically.

It is a body shaping method used by men and women in people who have excess in the abdomen that cannot be removed despite all diet and exercise efforts. Abdominal stretching, which is a preferred type of aesthetic surgery, is applied to people whose body has undergone deformation, after cesarean births or in cases where excessive weight gain such as multiple pregnancies is caused. After such situations, people with abdominal skin and muscle structure that do not return to their normal and tight state spontaneously can easily regain their former form. Abdominoplasty surgery is recommended for patient candidates who do not have chronic diseases and are suitable for anesthesia. Because chronic diseases that may prevent blood clotting, such as diabetes, are an important obstacle to performing this type of surgery. It is important that the patient does not have such ailments in order for the wounds to heal, to avoid various complications, and for the surgical process to be successful.


Progress is made according to the preferred method for surgery. If the patient has had a previous cesarean section, the same scar area is operated again. Even if there is no previous incision, it is ensured that the opened incision remains in the bikini. In other words, people are visible after the operation, and we do not leave any traces. Apart from this, the following procedure steps are performed according to the surgical methods;

If a mini tummy tuck is to be performed, an incision is made as much as a cesarean section. After the incision is made, excess fat and cracked, sagging skin are removed. During the procedure, liposuction is applied to thin the waist. The skin tissue of the patient is removed and the weakness in the abdominal region is repaired. After the excess skin is removed, the skin is stitched back into place.

When a full tummy tuck is preferred, the enlarged belly button is first reduced and shaped. Afterwards, the muscle tissues that loosen and slide to the sides in the abdominal region are tightened and the procedure is completed by applying aesthetic stitches. In this operation, a drain is used to prevent edema. In addition, a corset is worn to regulate the muscle shape and full recovery is provided in the abdominal region.

When a full tummy tuck is preferred, liposuction is also applied to the area before the procedure if there is excess fat deposits in the area. Excess tissue in the area is removed and a full recovery is achieved with both the thinning of the waist and the skin removal operation. The doctor decides where the incision will be made from the patient, depending on the situation. At this point, the condition and degree of deformities in the patient's abdomen play an important role.


The degree of sagging of the skin, the elasticity of the abdominal skin and the degree of laxity in the abdominal wall muscles are important factors when planning a tummy tuck aesthetic operation. These factors are taken into consideration and a plan is made in the procedures to be applied in the tummy tuck operation. In people who do not have cracks, sagging and looseness in the abdomen, simple procedures called mini tummy tuck procedures are performed. Methods such as liposuction can also be applied in the mini tummy tuck process. In cases where the amount of fat on the abdominal wall is too high and the flexibility of the abdomen is lost too much, the classical tummy tuck method is applied. The mini tummy tuck is only to remove the sagging in the area under the belly button. This procedure does not have a certain effect on the groin, and this procedure does not correct the navel.

If the looseness and sagging in the abdomen is more serious, a full tummy tuck is applied. Generally, patients who need a full tummy tuck are those who have gained and lost excess weight, or those who have had more than two pregnancies. In these patients, the anterior abdominal wall remains extremely loose. Full tummy tuck surgery is performed for people who have excessive fat accumulation in the waist region and anterior abdominal wall and who have severe sagging in their abdomen. Before the full tummy tuck surgery to be performed on these people, liposuction method is applied to the abdomen and waist area. In this way, it is easier to shape the body with surgery.


What are Characteristics of the Suitable Candidate for Surgery?

  • He is completely healthy physically and mentally.

  • He is seriously disturbed by the appearance of his abdomen.

  • He wants the surgery for himself; He doesn't want to be for someone else or to look like someone else.

  • She is of normal weight and does not have excessive weight gain or loss.

  • He doesn't smoke.

  • He has no thrombophlebitis (vein inflammation) or clot problems in his legs or a family history.

  • Their expectations from the surgery are realistic.

  • He has not had the coronavirus disease.

Surgery and Recovery Process

The recovery period after surgery differs according to the person's metabolism and quality of life. The length of stay in the hospital can vary from a few hours to several days. It is normal to experience pain and pain sensitivity in the first few days. You are expected to overcome this situation with the help of antibiotics and painkillers that your doctor will give you. Acting according to your doctor's advice in matters such as taking a shower and renewing dressings will accelerate the healing process. The stitches on the skin surface are removed after about 1 week and since the other stitches are aesthetic stitches, they dissolve on their own. Scar scars gradually get lighter and decrease after about 1 year. However, it is not expected to disappear completely. However, since it is located in the bikini line, it cannot be noticed at first glance from the outside. Although a straight posture is not expected after the first week, it is important to start walking. It is beneficial to start physical activities and exercises as soon as possible in order to feel your old form faster. It is important not to choose heavy activities that will accelerate recovery after surgery, including for people who have exercised before.

What is the Right Time for Surgery ?

  • It should be the period when you are at your best physically and mentally.

  • Your weight should be within normal limits

  • Surgery should not be planned right after a very tiring and stressful period, and you should rest for at least a week before the surgery.

  • After the surgery, there should be no intense work and travel for at least 1 month.

  • Hypertension, goiter etc. If you have a chronic disease, it should be completely under control.

Can I Get Pregnant After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

People who want to get rid of sagging and loosening in their abdomen can have stretching surgery. However, at this point, it is quite normal for people to have various questions in their minds. One of these questions is whether it is possible to get pregnant after tummy tuck surgery. There is no obstacle for people who have had surgery to become pregnant after the surgery.

But of course, you have to wait for a certain time. You can plan the pregnancy process by getting help from your doctor in this regard. It should be noted that to get pregnant after surgery, you must wait at least 1 year. At the end of this period, there is no obstacle or inconvenience in getting pregnant.

What are the Risks of Abdominoplasty?

One of the important issues on the minds of people who want to stretch their abdomen is the risks of surgery. As with every health procedure, there are some risks in tummy tuck surgery. Generally, however, there are simple effects and serious problems are rare. If you follow the doctor's instructions, there will be no problems.

The healing process is also carried out easily and quickly. Some of the problems that may arise as a result of the surgery; bleeding, fluid accumulation, clotting, infection. At the same time, a situation such as the appearance of the surgical scar may also occur. In order for the process to run smoothly, you must follow the advice and instructions given to you by a specialist doctor.

Is Abdominoplasty Surgery Painful?

It is also important whether tummy tuck surgery is painful or whether people feel any discomfort during the operation. Many people usually avoid this operation because they think that they will feel pain during the operation. However, the patient is not even aware of it as general anesthesia is applied during the operation. In some cases, local anesthesia is applied, in which case pain is not felt. Unfortunately, there may be a feeling of pain during the healing process after the operation. This pain condition varies from person to person.

Your doctor will give you painkillers to reduce the feeling of pain after the operation. In addition, walking in a bent position will make the feeling of pain less.

Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Repeated?

Those who want to have tummy tuck surgery wonder whether they will have a second tummy tuck surgery when there is sagging and lubrication again after the surgery. One year after the tummy tuck surgery, the operation can be performed again. The scope of the second operation is narrower. Because, in the first surgery, smaller operations are performed instead of wearing out the body for the second time, since it is applied with many tasks in the body. However, the liposuction method can also be done again.

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