Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck ) Surgery

Tummy Tuck Surgery is a simple aesthetic operation that is carried out to flatten the tummy of the person. People may have excess fat and skin and sagging in abdominal region caused by various reasons and these problems may cause bad appearance.

It does not matter if the person is male or female, anyone may have abdominal problems. However, these problems are experienced more often by women than men, especially after pregnancy and giving birth.

Abdominoplasty which is performed by removing excess fat tissues and  eliminating appearance of sagging skin is carried out with the help of the developed technology that allows performing a simple procedure.

Regular well-balanced diet and exercise are advised. Since those who lead a healthy life are likely to fit for a long time, tummy tuck surgery is a permanent aesthetic operation as long as the patient is careful.

How is abdominoplasty ( tummy tuck surgery ) done?

Before tummy tuck surgery, the doctor’s examination is required. During the examination, after  the doctor conducts an appreciation of situation, monitoring is done with the help of ultrasound devices.  By tightening saggy skin from cesarean scar to belly button, flat abdomen will be obtained and the procedure is carried out to remove excess fat tissues.

Reshaping the belly button, excess fat tissues in abdomen are removed by liposuction. Bad appearance is prevented by blind stitches. The aim is to eliminate sagging problems and after the surgery the person will have flat abdomen.

How long does tummy tuck surgery ( Abdominoplasty ) take?

The duration of tummy tuck surgery varies according to the condition of the patient. The surgery without  problems usually takes three hours but it may last four hours depending on the size of the area. Mini abdominoplasty is expected to take around one hour.

The surgery must be performed under general anesthesia and sterile hospital conditions. The duration of the varies according to the size of the abdominal area, the technique of stitching and the amount of fat tissues to be removed. The patient must be informed about the procedure by the doctor.

How is Tummy Tuck Surgery ( Abdominoplasty ) done?

In tummy tuck surgery an incision lying from cesarean scar to belly button is opened. During the operation which is applied under general anesthesia and hospital conditions,  muscles are tightened by exposing them and the skin is stretched.

After stretching the skin it is closed by stitching and the skin which is put dressing on is closed. Complete abdominoplasty takes 2-5 hours as it is applied to wider area.

A conversation about the prices must be held with the doctor and if the procedure  is mini abdominoplasty, it will take 1-1.5 hours and in this period the patient does not feel any pain. If necessary, the patient stays longer in hospital and can complete recovery period under doctor’s supervision.


The prices of tummy tuck surgery vary depending on various factors. Likewise, how long recovery takes depends on the condition of the patient because of general anesthesia. The patient is advised to have a rest in hospital for 1-2 days under doctor’s supervision.

Wearing a corset for a month is recommended, which is important for the formation of the structure of the abdomen. As the area is closed with stitches, having pain is normal and painkillers prescribed by the doctor can be used.

The person who has had the operation is advised to have a bath three days after and it is expected that the patient will return his/her daily life. While it generally takes 7-10 weeks to fully recover, in mini abdominoplasty the patient can recover three days later and return his/her daily life.


Tummy Tuck Surgery is a very safe aesthetic procedure without any complications. After the surgery any problems that may hinder any woman to get pregnant.

After surgery the patient must have a conversation about pregnancy with the doctor to get information about the point. Since when the women who have had tummy tuck surgery plan to give birth, they will have the same problems, they had better delay their surgery for a while.