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Mini Tummy Tuck

Mini tummy tuck is a method of obtaining a flat abdomen by removing excess abdominal skin and fat tissue and tightening the abdominal muscles without changing the location of the belly button. With this method, it is also possible to get rid of stretch marks that occur after pregnancy. It can be applied for both men and women.

Who is Suitable for Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery but a contour correction surgery. Patients with sagging skin and excess fat tissue in the abdomen, mostly in the area below the belly button, are suitable for this surgery. Patients with loosening of the abdominal muscles due to childbirth, stretch marks on the skin below the umbilicus, sagging skin and fat tissue after weight loss are suitable candidates. It is recommended to postpone the surgery until after delivery for those considering pregnancy.

Before Surgery

Detailed medical information about the person is obtained and an abdominal examination is performed. Medications used, additional diseases, previous surgeries and pregnancy history are learned. Abdominal measurements are made and necessary photographs are taken. Just before the surgery, final planning is made with drawings.


It is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made in the shape of a line in the bikini area, extending between both pelvic bones and remaining in the underwear. Excess skin and fat tissue are removed and the abdominal muscles in the lower layer are tightened. The belly button is not moved. The operation time is 1 to 2 hours. Drain can be placed. Appropriate dressing is applied and a special corset is worn.

After Surgery

Eating starts after a few hours. After eating, the patient is mobilized. Initially, you need to walk slightly bent forward. If implanted, your drains will be removed in a few days. Hospitalization is required for one day. Bathing is allowed after discharge. Light work can be done when you go home. Return to work will be in about 10 to 14 days. The corset is used continuously for 1 month. Heavy activities and sports can be done after 6 weeks. 1 day hospitalization may be required.

Which Surgeries Are Accompanying?

It is often accompanied by fat removal (liposuction) to achieve a more beautiful abdominal contour. It can be performed on the abdominal tissue, both hips, sides of the belly and back. Breast surgery can also be added in the same session depending on the complaints of the patient.

Side Effects

There may be unwanted effects due to general anesthesia or surgery. Since the abdominal tissue will be tense, wound healing problems may occur. Therefore, you should be in effective communication with your doctor before and after surgery. Incision scars will be permanent but will remain in the underwear. Scar treatment can be applied by your doctor when necessary.

Is Pregnancy can Be Planned After Surgery?

If there is a pregnancy plan before the surgery, you should better postpone the surgery until after pregnancy. However, pregnancy can be considered after full recovery (1 year).


It is a highly satisfying surgery that increases the person's self-confidence and allows them to perform physical activities with ease.