Tummy Tuck surgery involves removal of excess fat and skin from the abdominal area as well as tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. It’s a popular procedure among patients who want to improve the appearance of their abdomen after extreme weight loss and pregnancy. As a result of weight loss and giving birth the skin loses its elasticity and in some cases it can no longer return to its original form. A Tummy Tuck will not only help you regain your body and your confidence, but when combined with liposuction it will also give you a contoured waistline.
In full tummy tuck surgery, two incisions are made to remove the excess fat and skin and to create a new belly button. The first incision is made across the lower abdomen and a second incision is made around the navel. During full tummy tuck surgery, the abdominal wall is tightened with sutures and once the weakened muscles are repaired the excess skin is removed. The remaining skin is then pulled down and reattached together with a new opening for the belly button, which is pulled through the hole and sutured in place.
A mini tummy tuck on the other hand is used to remove the excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen when muscle repair is not necessary. Compared with a full tummy tuck, a smaller incision is made across the lower abdomen and the navel does not need to be repositioned. Once the incision is made, the excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is stitched together for a flatter and firmer stomach.
Price includes surgery, medication, compression garment, 1 or 2 nights hospital stay, 6 nights hotel stay, transfers and an English speaking host.
On the morning of your procedure, you will be picked up by your patient coordinator and transferred to the hospital where you will have a consultation your surgeon. Afterwards, you will have medical tests to check your suitability for surgery and once confirmed the procedure will last around 2-3 hours. You will spend the night at the hospital following your surgery.
You will be discharged from the hospital in the morning following a check-up by your surgeon. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will continue to rest in your room.
You are advised to continue resting in your room until your final check-up.
On your last day, you will have a final check-up by your surgeon and you will be ready to go home after receiving instructions on postoperative care. Stitches do not need to be removed as they will dissolve by themselves.
Tummy Tuck surgery lasts around 2-3 hours.
Tummy Tuck surgery is performed under general anaesthesia.
You can return to your daily activities in 7-14 days. Your mobility will be restricted therefore we advise that you have a friend to accompany you during your recovery period in Istanbul. You will be required to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks.