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Who Can Have Tummy Tuck?

  • Individuals whose bodies have undergone dramatic changes from weight loss or pregnancy

  • Individuals who have too much fat accumulated in the lower abdominal region

Treatment Duration

2-4 hours.

Abdominoplasty Side Effects

Tummy tuck risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Blood clots
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Skin loss
  • Changes in skin sensation

Tummy Tuck Surgery Recovery Time

Tummy tuck recovery time depends on the scope of the procedure. A mini tummy tuck has a shorter recovery time than a full abdominoplasty plus liposuction, which usually takes about two weeks to resume work and 3-4 weeks to return to light and moderate-intensity physical activities.

Tummy Tightening Procedure Success Rate 

Tummy Tightening Procedure has a 90% success rate. 

Excess Skin Removal Treatment Alternative Treatments

Before / After
Tummy Tuck at Luna Clinic Turkey

How Does It Work?

A tummy tuck sometimes referred to as abdominoplasty,  is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is designed to make the abdomen thinner, flat, and firm. It is a procedure that is highly recommended if you aim to remove the scars, excess skin, fat, and stretch marks around your tummy. There are four different types of tummy tuck surgery, and these are:

    1. Standard or Full Tummy Tuck

The full tummy tuck is suitable for people who have excess skin or fat around the lower abdomen. Considering that it is a more complicated surgery, the incisions will be bigger.

    2. Mini Tummy Tuck

If you have a small amount of fat and excess skin to be removed, the mini tummy tuck is the perfect option for you. Since the unwanted skin that is to be removed is smaller, the incisions will be smaller, too.

    3. Extended Tummy Tuck

In an extended tummy tuck, your surgeon will not limit the procedure to the abdomen; he/she will also remove excess skin and unwanted fat from the sides of your lower back (i.e., around the hips). Since this technique is designed to remove excess skin from the Mini Tummy Tuck, if you want to have a massive loss of weight, you should consider it.

    4. Belt Lipectomy ( Circumferential Abdominoplasty)

If you have excess fat and skin all-around your entire belt area, tummy tuck belt lipectomy is the type of tummy tuck that you need. In addition to the belt area, the surgeon can also remove the loose skin around the buttocks too. 

For your online consultation, we will kindly ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide down below, so we can evaluate your case.


What Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Involve?

Once you have decided to undergo the Tummy tuck surgery, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip and the type of procedure you want will be customized to suit your personal preferences, needs as well as the clinic’s practices. Here is a brief guide to some of the stages you will have to go through:

    1. Preparation for Surgery

After having a face-to-face consultation with your surgeon at the clinic, you will undergo some physical and blood tests so as to check your overall health condition. When your surgeon is satisfied by your test results, he/she will draw the incision marks and you will be given general anesthesia so that you do not feel any pain during the surgery.

    2. Tummy Tuck Procedure

If you are having full tummy tuck surgery, your surgeon will make a hip-to-hip incision/cut below the navel and another scar will be on the belly buttock so that it can be adjusted as soon as the excess fat has been removed from the upper abdomen.

After this step, the abdomen muscles will then be tightened using internal sutures and the surgeon will then pull down the remaining skin over the stomach. Drainage tubes may be placed under your skin; these are removed in a few days according to your surgeon's decision.

If you are undergoing a mini or partial tummy tuck, your incision will be shorter. Your surgeon doesn’t have to reposition the navel or remove the excess skin in the upper abdomen if this technique only required a 4-8 inches scar above the pubic area.  

    3. Is there anything I’m Supposed To Do After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

  • You should rest and do not move around for 48 hours after the surgery.

  • You should wear the medical corset which will be given to you by your surgeon.

  • There will be pain and swelling after the surgery, but you will be given meds for this.

  • You are expected to return to work 6 weeks after the surgery.

Things You Should Do Before Tummy Tuck Surgery

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other meds associated with blood thinning.

  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.

  • Patients are advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.

  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior to surgery.

  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences.    

Quick Facts

Procedure  Tummy Tuck
Duration  2 - 3 hours
Stay  7 - 8 nights hotel
Cost in Turkey  €3450 - €3850
Anesthesia  General anesthesia
Recovery  6 weeks
Final Results  After 6 months
Side Effects  Scarring, skin loss
Risks  Anesthesia risks, bleeding, blood clots
Success Rate  90%
Exercise  After 4 - 6 weeks
Back To Work  After 4 - 6 weeks
Scars  Yes
Pain  Slight
Related Procedures  Liposuction


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Is Tummy Tuck Painful?

You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Does Tummy Tuck Leave a Scar?

Because it is a surgical procedure that requires a horizontal incision, a tummy tuck leaves a scar. As a mini tummy tuck is performed through a smaller incision, it leaves a shorter scar.

What Are the Types of Tummy Tuck Procedures?

There are different types and techniques of tummy tuck such as mini tummy tuck, standard, complete or full tummy tuck, high lateral tension, or extended tummy tuck. Surgeons apply the most appropriate technique to patients’ needs and expectations by targeting the most natural and least scarring results.

Tummy Tuck vs Lipo – What’s the difference? 
In an abdominoplasty surgery, excess skin and fat are removed – in lipo or liposuction, just fat is removed. Liposuction is minimally invasive and the incisions are very small.


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