Are sit-ups not giving you the toned abdominal appearance you wish for? If you’ve got too much fat or excess skin in the tummy region that doesn’t respond to exercise or diet, a tummy tuck procedure can be a viable choice to consider. Tummy tuck procedure in Turkey is a body contouring surgery designed to flatter the abdomen by removing extra fat and excess skin, while tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck is a major procedure and should not be considered as an alternative to weight loss.
Cost of Tummy Tuck in Turkey
The price of tummy tuck in Turkey can be more affordable that you might think. There are a handful of factors that can impact the overall cost of tummy tuck. The geographic location of the plastic surgeon plays a greater role in determining the overall cost of any plastic surgery procedure. Luckily, Turkey is one of the medical tourism destinations that allows you to save up to 70 percent on tummy tuck surgery.
Thanks to the lower cost of living, inexpensive surgical facilities, lower overhead charges and favorable currency exchange rate (GDP to Turkish Lira: 4.40)— are all reasons helped draw hundreds of UK patients to travel to Turkey each year for tummy tucks.
Our tummy tuck package prices are inclusive of all costs and have no hidden surprises. You have the option to pay for your package at one go. We are confident that the cost of tummy tuck surgery in Turkey will be competitive and we are proud to deliver exceptional clinical care at an affordable price. To find out more about the price of tummy tuck surgery in Turkey, contact us today and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tuck
Depending on the nature of your job and how physically demanding it is, you may be able to return to work after 2 to 4 weeks. If you have a desk job, you should be able to go back to work earlier than this time frame.
However if you job involves lifting, straining or other strenuous activities, refrain from such tasks for a month.
Tummy tuck cost in Turkey is very affordable compared to tummy tuck costs in the UK, USA and Netherlands. Thanks to lower costs in Turkey, you can save a significant amount of money on your abdominoplasty procedure.
Tummy tuck scars are inevitable but FlyHealth plastic surgeons will ensure that the scar will have a perfect position and they can be hidden by your bikini.
FlyHealth plastic surgeons are board certified, experienced and trained in Turkey and USA at top medical institutions. Therefore, your tummy tuck in Turkey will be performed by a leading medical expert at safe hands.
Tummy Tuck Procedure in Turkey
To begin the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision along a carefully planned pattern across the abdomen. As board-certified plastic surgeon, one of our tummy tuck specialist will be able to place the incision so that it can easily be hidden by underwear and bathing suit. Then, he will tighten the abdominal muscles that have weakened and caused the abdomen to lose its shape. After removing excess folds of fat, the surgeon will tighten and trim the abdominal skin. The removal of loose skin helps prevent infection and is considered an added health benefit to tummy tuck procedure.
Types of Tummy Tuck Procedure
This time-tested, clinically- proven body sculpting treatment can be uniquely customized to meet the needs and appearance goals of each individual patient. There are a handful of variations of tummy tuck procedure; each designed to target specific areas of the body. Our experienced plastic surgeon can thoroughly explain your surgery options and help you determine which tummy tuck technique is appropriate—the one which will give you natural results and enhanced sense of self.
Here are the most common tummy tuck surgical techniques performed in Turkey:
A full abdominoplasty is a commonly performed procedure and is best suit for patients with significant amounts of sagging skin often associated with stretch marks, excess fat and laxity in the abdominal wall muscles. During a full abdominiplasty in Turkey, the surgeon places the incision just above the public hairline as he gently curves into the region of the hipbone. The length of the incision varies according to the amount of skin to be removed. A small incision is also made around the belly button to separate it from the surrounding skin for final positioning. The skin flap is elevated, the underlying abdominal wall muscles are tightened, and the excess lower abdominal skin is excised. The position of the navel remains in its original place. The surgeon may employ liposuction in certain areas for optimal contouring. The final scar is usually well hidden by underwear or a bikini bathing suit. Drainage tubes may be placed under the skin—these will be removed in a few days after surgery. Full abdominoplasty surgery in Turkey is designed for patients who require the most correction.
This type of tummy tuck surgery in Turkey includes the back region. When there’s excess fat in the back as well as the abdomen, you may either liposuction of the back region or undergo circumferential abdominoplasty.
Also known as belt lipectomy or torsoplasty, the circumferential abdominoplasty offers more benefits that other types of tummy tuck including tightening and toning the back, buttocks, hips and thighs.
This procedure is often done in conjunction with other body surgery treatments such as breast lift, arm lift and liposuction to restore an attractive body proportion.
Partial or Mini-abdominoplasty
A mini tummy tuck is performed when patient have extra skin and weak muscles from the belly button down to the pubic area. In mini abdominoplasty in Turkey an incision is made extremely low in the pubic area, reaching outward toward the groin crease. This incision is carried down through the skin and underlying fat to the musculature. The mini tummy tuck surgery is best suited for individuals in need of minor tightening of the skin on the stomach, and for those who do not require excessive adjustment of the belly button. In mini-abdominoplasty surgery in Turkey, a three-inch, curved, horizontally-angled incision is made in the lower abdomen. This incision approach enables the plastic surgeon to re-position and tighten muscles that have become displaced or loose—and to remove excess skin. This type of tummy tuck surgery may also be performed with an endoscope. The procedure may only take up to two hours, depending on each patient’s unique situation and appearance goals.
Whether you’re having a mini or full tummy tuck, the incision site will be stitched and bandaged. Your plastic surgeon may ask you to wear an elastic bandage or compression garment after surgery. It’s vital that you follow all of your surgeon’s instructions on wearing this garment and caring for the bandage in the days following surgery. Your surgeon will also advise you on how to sit or lie in appropriate position to help ease pain.
Good Candidates for Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck surgery is suitable for both men and women who are in good general health overall. Women who have muscles and skin stretched due multiple pregnancies may greatly benefit from abdominoplasty in Turkey to tighten loose muscles and reduce sagging skin. A tummy tuck is also a viable alternative for men or women who lost a significant amount of weight— and still have excessive fat deposits or loose skin the abdominal area
When to consider tummy tuck surgery:
- If you have flab, stretch marks or excess skin in your abdomen area that don’t not respond to diet or exercise.
- If the shape of your abdomen has been affected by dramatic weight loss or pregnancy.
- If you feel self-conscious about your stomach contour.
Recovery from Tummy Tuck
A temporary tube may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site, depending on your surgical situation. If this is the case for you, the surgeon will walk you through detailed instructions on how to keep the area clean and well- maintained until the removal of the drains after a few days. Tummy tuck recovery time ranges from two weeks to a few months.
The majority of tummy tuck procedures require an overnight hospital stay after a more extensive tummy tuck so you can be safely monitored and assessed during the first few hours of your recovery. You may feel sore or uncomfortable for the first week following your tummy tuck surgery in Turkey. You will be advised to get up and walk around the house to maintain healthy circulation.
Results of Tummy Tuck
The cosmetic enhancements made during a tummy tuck procedure are meant to last. (Abdominal muscles will remain firmer and tighter and the excess skin will not reoccur.) Nonetheless future pregnancies or weight gain can affect surgery results, causing the muscle to lax and skin to stretch back out.
- If you smoke, doctor will ask that you quit smoking at least two weeks before the surgery and start smoking not earlier than two weeks after the surgery.
- Please note that it is not enough to just cut down on smoking. Patient must stop completely prior to the surgery, since smoking can cause complications more likely and slows the process of healing.
Pre op, post op instructions
- Don’t take products containing aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamin E, if pain reliever is needed, choose tylenol, in case of any other medications, ask your doctor
- Don’t smoke and don’t drink alcohol
- Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight, even water is not allowed, if any medication is needes, take it with small spis of water only
- You can take a shower and wash your hair in the morning, but don’t wear any makeup, hair spray or gel, don’t use nail polish, however you may leave acrylic nails on
- Don’t wear clothes that must be pulled over the head, choose loose fitting clothing instead
- Limit your activity sharply over the first week after surgery to walking around the house only, avoid lifting and bending, move/bend your legs when lying down
- Expect to have pain for the first 24 hours, take your pain medication before your pain becomes severe
- Any aerobic activities are to be avoided for 3 weeks
- Drink plenty of water/fluids (up to 10 glasses per day)
- Breathe deeply for the first 24 hours after surgery, as this helps to expand the base of lungs
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco for at least a week
- In case of vomiting or nausea, delay food and medications until it passes
- Wear compression garment for a week after surgery
- Keep incisions clean
- If you have any concerns, call your doctor immediately