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A tummy tuck procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery technique used to firm up and tighten the abdomen region. Tummy tuck surgery has gained a lot of popularity in recent years as it’s one of the simplest and safest ways to remove excess fat and skin from the lower and middle abdomen. Apart from the surgical option, one tummy tuck alternative would be the tummy tuck belt but the results of this non-surgical option are questionable. If the patient has excess or loose skin and no amount of exercise or diet can remove it, the only option is an abdominoplasty and in some cases, a mini tummy tuck.

Tummy Tuck Candidates

Individuals that suffered from severe obesity, significant fluctuations in weight or weight gain in the abdomen area can benefit from an abdominoplasty. After significant weight loss, many individuals are left with excess skin and fatty tissue in the abdominal area – which makes them ideal candidates for an abdominoplasty.

Am I Suitable for Tummy Tuck?

Abdominoplasty should only be taken into consideration by patients that have already reached a stable weight but are looking to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the abdominal area. Pregnant women or women planning to have children should postpone the surgery for a while. Tummy tuck scars should also be taken into consideration before choosing to undergo this procedure.

Preparing for Tummy Tuck

Once reaching a stable weight, an abdominoplasty becomes an option. The patient should stop the intake of any vitamins, herbal teas and aspirin at least 10 days before surgery. The patient should also quit smoking at least 14 days before the procedure.

How is Tummy Tuck Performed?

The patient is first put under general anaesthesia and the surgeon proceeds to outline the incision, which usually runs from one hip to the other. Next, the doctor will separate the loose skin from the abdominal wall and tighten the abdominal muscles through stitches. This will create a narrower waistline and a firmer abdomen. Once the extra skin is removed, the incision is stitched up and bandages are applied on the area to prevent infection.

Tummy Tuck Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient may spend one night in hospital

Duration of Operation

Between 2 to 3 hours

Back to Work

1 to 2 weeks

Tummy Tuck Recovery

Tummy tuck results are noticeable in 2-3 weeks after surgery, when the swelling subsides. The tummy tuck recovery period lasts between 2 and 4 weeks with patients usually being able to return to work in 1-2 weeks. The patient will be provided with a special compression garment that needs to be worn as instructed by the doctor. This garment will speed up recovery and also reduce scarring in the surgery region.

Tummy Tuck Risks and Complications

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery carries some risks and the possibility of complications, just like any other plastic surgery procedures. Tummy tuck complications can include:

● Bleeding
● Scarring which can lead to tummy tuck scar revision
● Complications from anaesthesia
● Nerve damage in the surgery area
● Suture ruptures
● Infection

Tummy Tuck Side Effects

Patients may feel nausea from anaesthesia, numbness in the surgery area, swelling, bruising and pain which can be soothed with painkillers.

Tummy Tuck Success Rates

A survey based on tummy tuck reviews set the patient satisfaction rate at 86%, with 86% of patients recommending this procedure to family or friends.

Before and After Tummy Tuck

Before and after tummy tuck pictures may look appealing but the doctor’s guidelines are crucial to a successful abdominoplasty procedure. The patient can lose a considerable amount of fat and excess skin but these results need to be maintained through a strict diet and exercise plan.

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Estethica Atasehir

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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Coramed Medical Centre

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Medicana International Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Memorial Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
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KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland
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Tummy Tuck Cost

Average Tummy Tuck costs are € 2,653, based on Tummy Tuck prices from 32 clinics. Cheapest Tummy Tuck cost is € 1,750 where Tummy Tuck prices can go up to € 3,900.

Tummy Tuck prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Tummy Tuck in Turkey is a popular option where Tummy Tuck costs as low as € 1,950. You can also find Tummy Tuck clinics in Poland starting from € 1,765. Tummy Tuck in Hungary is another popular option where prices start from € 1,750.

Please note that the Tummy Tuck prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Tummy Tuck procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Tummy Tuck procedures. To receive a personalized Tummy Tuck quote, please click HERE.

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Tummy Tuck FAQ

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Is tummy tuck worth it?

Yes, 86% of abdominoplasty patients seem to believe so. It’s worth noting that severely overweight patients tend to suffer more from complications after an abdominoplasty, so it’s essential to reach a healthy weight before considering this procedure.

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Mini Tummy Tuck vs Tummy Tuck – What is the difference?

The main difference between a mini tummy tuck and a full abdominoplasty is the incision length and the amount of fat and skin that can be removed.

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Tummy Tuck vs Lipo – What’s the difference?

In an abdominoplasty surgery, excess skin and fat is removed – in lipo or liposuction, just fat is removed. Liposuction is minimally invasive and the incisions are very small.