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Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck is a method of achieving a flat abdomen by removing excess abdominal skin and fat tissue and tightening the underlying muscles. With this method, it is also possible to get rid of postpartum stretch marks under the belly. It is suitable for both men and women. It can be done in all seasons.

Who is Suitable for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss surgery but a contour correction surgery. It is necessary to have excess skin sagging and excess fat tissue in the abdominal area. Patients with loosening of the abdominal muscles due to childbirth, skin striae at the level below the umbilicus, sagging abdominal fat tissue that does not go away despite weight loss are suitable candidates. It is recommended to postpone the surgery until after pregnancy, especially for those who are planning a pregnancy in the near future.

Before Surgery 

Detailed medical information about the person and abdominal examination is performed. Medications used, additional diseases, previous surgeries and pregnancy history are learned. Abdominal measurements and necessary photographs are taken. Drawing and planning is done just before the surgery. Anti-embolic stockings are always worn.


It is applied under general anesthesia. It starts with a linear incision in the bikini area, between both pelvic bones, with a slope in the shape of underwear. Excess skin and fat tissue are removed and the abdominal muscles in the lower layer are tightened. The belly button is placed in its new place after the abdomen is stretched. The operation time is 2-3 hours. A drain is 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. Your drains will be removed in a few days. It requires hospitalization for about 1 to 2 days. Bathing is allowed after discharge. Light work can be done when you go home. Returning to work takes about 10 to 14 days. The corset is used continuously for 1 month. Heavy activities and sports can be done after 1 month.

Which Surgeries Are Accompanying it?

 It is often accompanied by liposuction to achieve a more beautiful abdominal contour. It can be performed on the abdominal tissue, hips, sides of the belly and back. In the same session, breast surgery can be added according to 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. It is the most common surgical procedure with the possibility of embolism in aesthetic surgeries. Therefore, you should be in effective communication with your doctor before and after surgery. Incision scars will be permanent, but they are placed in the bikini line and scar treatment will be applied by your doctor when necessary.

Is Pregnancy Possible After Surgery?

If there is a pregnancy plan, it is useful to 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.