Tummy Tuck Surgery


Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgery that performs to have a tight and thin belly. It’s possible to remove the fat deposit and excess skin of the abdomen area with this surgery.This procedure is preferred by both women and men. Generally, pregnancy, aging and overweight are the reasons for tummy tuck surgery.


Procedures of Tummy Tuck

The duration of the operation may change anytime between 1 and 5 hours. When applying an abdominoplasty, sedation or general anesthesia is preferred. The decision belongs to both surgeon and patient. 

A full tummy tuck generally involves these steps:

  • First, an incision is made throughout the groin.
  • Another incision is made surrounding the abdomen and the excess skin is removed.
  • The skin is extracted in order to see the muscle tissues clearly and to perform the muscle strengthening operation.


  • The belly button is positioned in its new location.
    The abdomen is reshaped by liposuction.
    Incisions are closed with sutures and then dressing is applied. 


Recovery Period of Tummy Tuck

Depending on how the tummy tuck surgery goes, the patient is usually discharged within a few days. During the recovery period, the patient is asked to wear a special corset. With this corset, which is recommended to be worn for about a month, the success rate of tummy tuck surgery may increase. Temporary pain and tenderness may occur due to incisions and stitches. Within 2-3 days, the patient can take a bath and return to his/her daily life. It is necessary to be careful for a week to avoid sudden movements that may damage the stitches. If the patient does not have a busy work life, he/she can return to work within an average of 2 months.


Pregnancy Period After Abdominoplasty

What is the pregnancy process like after surgery is one of the most curious subjects about tummy tuck surgery. Pregnancy is not an obstacle to the tummy tuck procedure and therefore there will usually be no problems during the procedure. A woman who has gone through the post-operative recovery period and consulted her surgeon can become pregnant. A woman who has given birth may need to wait about 1 year for tummy tuck surgery. During this period, she is expected to lose weight. Also, the cracks in her skin are checked. Anyone who lives a healthy life, has not given birth within a year, and has no history of any other type of abdominal surgery can easily have this operation.

In tummy tuck surgery, excess skin under the abdominal muscles is removed. In the liposuction procedure, only excess fat is removed.
Yes, overweight candidates need to lose weight. A person who follows the doctor's instructions carefully and loses weight can be a suitable candidate.
Yes! It is a good way to improve the quality of life for people who are not satisfied with their current abdominal area because of having saggy and loose skin.
In most cases, a tummy tuck is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, if the procedure is performed to correct a medical problem such as a hernia, some insurance plans may cover the cost.
It is generally recommended that you postpone an abdominoplasty until you have finished having children, as future pregnancies may affect the results of the surgery. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles may loosen and stretch, and the skin may also stretch. These changes can reverse the effects of the tummy tuck and cause the skin to sag and the muscles to separate again.
The results of a tummy tuck are usually long lasting, but can be affected by factors such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy and aging. Significant weight gain or loss can affect the results of a tummy tuck, so it is important to maintain a stable weight after surgery. With proper care and a healthy lifestyle, the results of a tummy tuck can last for many years.

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