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Tummy tuck,

Is a procedure based on removing sagging tissue on the skin of the abdomen and restoring loose muscles.

Can't get rid of sagging skin? You can try doing strenuous fitness or gym programs to get a great looking tummy. What you need is a tummy tuck in Turkey. Izmir Medical Esthetic Travel can help you realize your wish. 

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Who are the best candidates for a tummy tuck?

First, any woman and man who has no health problems and needs this surgery can have a tummy tuck.

Especially in men, frequent weight gain and loss; in women, more than one pregnancy can stretch the abdominal muscles. As a result, no matter how much weight is lost, they cannot get rid of the sagging skin in the abdominal area.

In addition, due to the deformities that occur in the collagen, the skin cannot return to its old firm appearance despite intensive exercise and sports. Any healthy person with sagging abdominal skin can undergo a tummy tuck for reasons such as pregnancy, frequent weight gain and loss.

Abdominoplasty at a glance

Procedure: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Stay : 5 nights hotel, 1-2 nights hospital stay

Anesthesia: General anesthesia

Recovery: 7 to 9 days.

Scars: almost minimal

Pain: Mild (depending on the patient)

Results: Immediately (final results after 6 months to 1 year)

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Mehtab exudes so much confidence that I just let myself be guided through the process. Both before and after the operation I felt very comfortable because I trusted the Izmir-MET team completely, although I was very worried before the whole process. I thank him thousands of times for the result of my surgery. He really is the doctor I can trust without any doubt 

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For whom is a tummy tuck not suitable?


After talking to an experienced surgeon, you can decide whether a tummy tuck is right for you. In some cases, patients may have to wait or avoid this surgery. For example, patients with health problems that prevent surgery or wound healing are not suitable candidates for abdominoplasty.

Patients who have undergone obesity surgery or who have just given birth should maintain a steady weight for at least 6 months and 1 year after these procedures. 


Tummy Tuck, which has several types, is a procedure based on removing sagging tissue on the skin of the abdomen and restoring loose muscle. 

Having a fit belly is a dream that both men and women want to achieve throughout their lives. The desired look can be lost due to excessive weight gain or pregnancy. As a result, we try to achieve this look with intense exercise and sports activities. 

For some reason, no matter how intensive the diet and how much exercise is done, the desired appearance may not be achieved. In this case, patients can achieve this appearance with appropriate abdominoplasty. 

What is abdominoplasty?
In which regions can liposuction be applied?




A mini tummy tuck is a procedure in which only the sagging below the navel is corrected. With a mini tummy tuck, the incision is not as long as the full tummy tuck. Since the scar remains in the underwear area, there are no visible scars.

This scar changes in skin color over time. People who undergo mini-abdominal surgery will experience little or no muscle recovery. Therefore, the pain after the procedure is very low.



More fat deposits are seen in the abdominal area, abdomen, side of the waist and other areas in the chest area. Occasionally, there may be fat deposits in the regions that require liposuction.

How do you prepare for a tummy tuck?


The first step is choosing a surgeon you can trust throughout the process. The most important thing here is to meet the surgeon you choose in person before treatment begins. During these meetings you can ask your wishes and questions.

Quitting smoking before and after the procedure will be beneficial because it makes existing complications more likely and slows recovery. You should also inform your doctor extensively about the medicines you are taking, illnesses you have and previous operations you have had.

Using a good diet before and after the procedure can speed up your recovery process. 


After you have decided to have a tummy tuck, you will be examined extensively by the anaesthesiologist. This examination takes place on the day of surgery or before and after the necessary examinations.

After your fitness for surgery has been confirmed, eating and drinking will be stopped 8 hours before surgery.

Your surgeon will then make the necessary drawings for the operation and you will be taken to the operating room.  

The operation takes an average of 1-3 hours. After the procedure, negative pressure drains are used to prevent bleeding. At the end of the operation, after applying the necessary bandages and dressing the corset, the patients are taken to the room where they will rest overnight. 

How is a tummy tuck performed?
Recovery after surgery


After surgery, patients stay in the hospital for one night. Since painkillers are used during this period, the pain is controlled. Patients are moved after surgery and assisted in getting up. After a night of rest, the patients are discharged after the drains are removed.

After discharge, patients take pain medications prescribed by the surgeon to control pain. After a week of rest, patients can resume their daily lives and resume their desk work.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any routine behaviors such as sleeping position, sitting, etc. that I should be aware of after a tummy tuck?

In the first two days after a tummy tuck, people may not be very upright due to the pain, during this period short walks should be taken and they should not be inactive. 

Do sports, exercise, etc. cause problems with the sutures after abdominoplasty?

In the first month after a tummy tuck, it can do no harm to do light exercises. Exercises such as walking should be continued without a break. 

Does getting pregnant a little after abdominoplasty cause suturing problems, surgical scar

If pregnancy is planned after abdominoplasty, the operation should be postponed. Pregnancy should not occur for at least 6 months after surgery to allow for a full recovery. 

How long should I wear a corset?

After the procedure, a corset is worn for 6 weeks. Your doctor will give you special warnings during use. 

Will I get visible scars after a tummy tuck?

After every surgical procedure, more or less a scar remains. This scar fades over time and changes in skin color. Some moisturizers are used to make the scar less visible. However, no matter which method is used, it is not possible to completely remove this scar. Yet it is possible to hide this trace. During the procedure, this scar can be hidden in the bikini area.  

How old do I have to be for a tummy tuck?

Any healthy person who has completed his development can undergo a tummy tuck. This development is usually completed around the age of 18-20. 

How long after pregnancy should I wait with a tummy tuck?

You must wait at least 6 months after pregnancy because both breastfeeding and weight loss continue. Having an abdominoplasty performed during this period can lead to unexpected results. 

What effect does weight gain or weight loss have on the outcome of an abdominoplasty?

Sagging of the abdominal skin and stretching of the muscles are the result of rapid weight loss. Gaining and losing weight after a tummy tuck can cause this skin to relax and muscles to stretch again.  

Are the results of a tummy tuck permanent?

The results are permanent as long as patients maintain their weight. However, as in the whole body, aging causes sagging of the skin of the abdomen over time.  

Will a tummy tuck get rid of stretch marks?

With a tummy tuck, stretch marks are removed along with the sagging skin

What happens to my navel after a tummy tuck?

With a mini tummy tuck, the navel is not touched. However, in the full tummy tuck, the navel is removed to stretch the remaining tissue around it. After that, the navel is placed in its new location.

Aftercare instructions:

  • Long walks after the procedure are very important for your body to get rid of edema.

  • Maintaining your weight is very important for a lasting result after a tummy tuck.

  • Medications and moisturizers recommended by the doctor should be used after the procedure.

  • The use of a corset is very important after a tummy tuck. It should be used during the healing process as recommended by the doctor.  

Risks and complications

With a tummy tuck, all risks can be controlled after all precautions and a good planning has been made.

However, potential risks can be listed as follows;

  • Accumulation of seroma under the skin.

  • tissue damage,

  • loss of feeling,

  • Risk of side effects of anesthesia, bleeding and infection. 

Cost of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in Turkey

A tummy tuck costs about 3500€ in Turkey. It is an all inclusive package. It includes everything you need, such as the surgery, hospital stays, all tests and check-ups, consultation, accommodation, VIP transfers to the airport.

The cost difference is due to labor costs and operational costs. There is also a currency difference between Turkey and Europe. So aesthetic surgeons perform many tummy tucks in Turkey. They are very experienced and achieve the best results of a tummy tuck. 

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Regards Mehtab,

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