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The six-pack surgery is a relatively safe and effective method of enhancing the abdomen's appearance by giving it a sculpted look with six-packs. 

What’s Six Pack Surgery?

A six-pack surgery, also known as the abdominal etching procedure, is a liposuction procedure meant to give the patient a chiseled abdomen with six packs. The abdominal etching surgery is, however, much more complex than the regular liposuction procedure. 

Men’s six-pack surgery doesn’t simply suction out the fat, but the procedure is performed in an advanced manner to highlight the abs and sculpt them. 

The six-pack surgery’s Turkey procedure is a safe, effective, and successful outpatient procedure. The six-pack surgery woman’s procedure works in a manner similar to men’s although the extent of the results may differ from patient to patient. 

Who Can Have Abdominal Etching? 

Six Pack Surgery is a common procedure, however, not everyone is eligible to undergo the procedure. The eligibility criteria are meant to not discourage you from undergoing the procedure but rather to ensure that your body and health can handle the procedure.

An ideal candidate for the abdominal etching surgery is someone who:

  • Is physically and mentally healthy
  • Is at their stable weight
  • Has healthy muscle tone and skin elasticity to ensure the quality of the results
  • Is not obese
  • Is a non-smoker willing to quit at least six weeks in advance

Abdominal Liposuction Treatment Duration  

Abdominal etching surgery takes approximately one hour or so. It targets your waistline and midsection, namely the rectus abdominis and oblique muscles during this procedure.   

Six Pack Procedure Side Effects & Risks 

Six Pack Surgery is a simple surgical procedure but has certain risks and side effects associated with it. Some of the common side effects of the Six Pack procedure are:

  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Nerve damage
  • Bleeding or damage to the blood vessels
  • Skin discoloration or severe bruising
  • Irregular contouring
  • Bumpy skin
  • Swelling
  • Fluid accumulation

Six Pack Surgery Recovery Time

The recovery time for the six-pack surgery is, much like the recovery time for other liposuction procedures, around two weeks. You should expect the full results of your procedure around 2-5 months after the surgery. 

You can resume your daily life activities within the first week of the procedure, although, you should not partake in strenuous physical activity. You should also make sure to avoid smoking and drinking during this period to reduce the risk of infections. 

Abs Surgery Success Rate

Six-pack surgery has a high success rate of 98%, especially in Turkey as it is performed by well-trained, highly-skilled, and board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeons. 

Six Pack Surgery Alternative Treatments

The alternatives to a six-pack surgery are less invasive forms of liposuction such as:

A non-invasive alternative to the six-pack surgery is a combination of a healthy diet, exercise, and weight lifting to improve your health and enhance the appearance of the body simultaneously. 

Before / After
Six Pack Surgery at Dr. Ayberk Akcay Clinic

How Is The Procedure Performed?

The Six Pack surgery procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure meaning that you can get home the same day, depending on the case. The procedure follows the same steps as traditional liposuction but the techniques used are typically more complex in a six-pack surgery. 

What Do Abs Surgery (Six Pack) Involve?

The six-pack surgery procedure begins much like a traditional liposuction procedure with the surgeon inserting the liposuction probes and cannulas in the targeted areas. The surgeon will then begin to strategically suction out the fat, ensuring to enhance the obliques and rectus abdominis. This will help give the appearance of the six-packs that you are looking for. 

Once the desired results are achieved, the surgeon will remove the probe and suture the incisions. This marks the end of your six-pack surgery procedure. 

What Should I Expect After Six Pack Operation?

A six-pack surgery is an easy procedure that is followed by at least two weeks of the recovery period. You can expect slight bruising and swelling in the area, during the first couple of days after the abdominal etching surgery. 

You can resume work by the end of the first week, or at the latest, the second week. You should abstain from alcohol and smoking during the entire recovery period, and even after that for the best results.

You may be sore for the first week and find it difficult to sit down or stand straight due to tightness. This, along with other discomforts can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. 

Things You Should Avoid Before Abs Operation 

It is also important to speak to your primary care physician before the procedure to adjust the doses of any medications you might be on. This is especially important if you are on blood thinners like aspirin and warfarin, or anti-hypertensives. 

You should also avoid choosing a surgeon for your procedure that you have not done the research on. You should read the reviews and testimonials online before choosing a surgeon. It is also helpful to look at six-pack surgery before and after pictures from the surgeon’s website.

Quick Facts 


 Six Pack Surgery


 1 - 2 hours 


 5 - 6 nights

Cost in Turkey

 €4450 - €4750


 General anesthesia 


 2 weeks 

Final Results

 After 6 months 

Side Effects

 Bumpy skin, swelling, fluid accumulation


 Skin discoloration or severe bruising, irregular contouring

Success Rate



 After 2 weeks (light activity)

Back To Work

 After 1 week





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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you get a 6-pack with surgery?

Yes, the abdominal etching procedure can help you get a six-pack with surgery.

How long does abdominal etching last?

The Six Pack surgery is a permanent procedure as the body does not replace the fat cells removed during the procedure. However, it is still recommended to live a healthy and active lifestyle to ensure the results of the procedure. 

How much does it cost to get a six-pack surgery?

The six-pack surgery cost around €1400 in Turkey, which is almost half of its cost in England.


Learn more about Six Pack Surgery in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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    Josef, Germany
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    The operation was performed quite professionally. It was perfeeeect. There is a hardworking team!
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    They are real professionals. Following my operation here, I approached the person one step more I wished like in my dreams. Thank you I really appreciate this
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    While doing a price search for plastic surgery in my own country, I came across flymedi and had my surgery at esteworld for a much more reasonable price and I am very happy. The team and flymedi were very professional.
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    Sophia, United Kingdom
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    Ana was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Ana made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.
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    Evan, Canada
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    The results seem ok. Everybody was really nice and helpful.
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    Vukašin, Serbia
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    Thank you for all the florence nightingale team and my doctor. I have been feeling better since I had the surgery. Professional and caring staff
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    Ellis McLintock, Turkey
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    From start to finish my experience with Flymedi was exceptional. The coordinator, Abud worked hard at finding the right surgeon for me. He was constantly in contact while I was away to ensure everything went smoothly. I honestly could not be happier with the company. Dr Ozge has done an exceptional job too. Thank you Abud for making me feel confident again!
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    Maribeth, Switzerland
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    I highly recommended Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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