Despite all the sports and the sit-ups you did, you could not achieve the abdominal appearance you wanted? If your answer is yes, if you have a lot of excess fat and skin in your tummy despite the exercises and diets you do, tummy tuck surgery may be one of the best options for you. In Turkey, tummy tuck surgery implements to flatten the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin while tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall. Tummy tuck is an essential procedure that should not be considered as an alternative to aid weight loss. The entire operation should be planned in detail with the supervision of an experienced surgeon.
Cost of Tummy Tuck in Turkey
The price of tummy tuck operation in Turkey is more affordable than you think. Turkey offers various advantages to provide competitive tummy tuck prices. Many different factors affect the total cost of tummy tuck surgery. The country of your chosen plastic surgeon differs in the total cost of any plastic surgery procedure. But, fortunately, Turkey is one of the medical tourism countries that allows you to perform your tummy tuck surgery with up to 70% savings with its successful and qualified team.
Tummy Tuck in Turkey
Turkey is one of the leading countries when it comes to cosmetic and aesthetic surgeries. With a lower cost of living, affordable surgical facilities, lower overall costs, and a favorable exchange rate(GBP to Turkish Lira: 11.97), Turkey has hosted hundreds of British patients each year for tummy tuck surgery.
All costs are included in our tummy tuck package prices, with no extra charge. Also, we offer different payment options for your surgery. You can pay the package fee in one go. We know that there will be competition in terms of quality and cost with different clinics that offer tummy tuck surgery in Turkey, but we are confident and proud that you will choose us with our outstanding clinical care, affordable price, and high-quality and successful doctors. If you want to get more detailed information about the price and the service we offer you, you can contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Tuck
When can I return to work after tummy tuck process?
In general, you can return to work after 2 to 4 weeks. However, this time may vary depending on how challenging your job is. If you work at a desk job, it is possible to shorten the time.
However, if you have a tiring job where you lift weights and force your body, you should stay away from such activities for at least a month.
What is the tummy tuck cost in Turkey?
The cost of tummy tuck surgery in Turkey is much more affordable when compared to England, the USA, and the Netherlands. Due to the causal factors, you can successfully perform your tummy tuck surgery in Turkey by saving a significant amount.
Are tummy tuck scars ver visible?
Scars are inevitable in tummy tuck surgeries. But FlyHealth’s successful plastic surgeons ensure that your scar is in a position where you can hide it by your bikini. What is more, the scars will start to fade away in your recovery process.
I've heard bad reviews about tummy tuck surgery. Can I trust FlyHealth's quality and safe procedure?
Our plastic surgeons working within FlyHealth are board-certified and experienced. In addition, with the training they have received from various medical institutions in Turkey and the USA, you should not doubt that your tummy tuck surgery will be performed by plastic surgeons who are experts in their field.
Tummy Tuck Procedure in Turkey
Tummy tuck procedure in Turkey is a complicated operation that requires a set of incisions in your belly area. To begin the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in your abdomen with the planned pattern, and our tummy tuck specialist will place the incision in an area where you can easily hide it with underwear or a swimsuit.
This will hide the operation scar and eliminate the post-op aesthetic concerns. Then, the surgeon will tighten the abdominal muscles that cause the abdomen to lose its shape and tighten and smooth the abdominal skin by removing excess fat folds. By removing the loose skin, infection is prevented and is regarded as an additional health benefit to the tummy tuck procedure. In this process, tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction to remove the extra fat. However, the decision to combine tummy tuck and liposuction operations will entire depend on your unique situation and the decision of the surgeon.
Types of Tummy Tuck Procedure
A tummy tuck is a time-tested and clinically proven body shaping treatment customized to meet the needs of each patient. There are different variants of the tummy tuck procedure, each designed to target a specific area of the body. Together with our experienced and successful surgeons, you can decide on the most suitable tummy tuck technique for you and learn about other techniques. The type of tummy tuck you need will be determined by the surgeon after a thorough examination.
The most common tummy tuck surgical techniques performed in Turkey are listed below:
A full abdominoplasty is a common procedure that often performs in patients with problems such as stretch marks, excess fat, and loose abdominal wall muscles. In Turkey, full abdominoplasty is practiced by placing the incision above the public hairline while the surgeon bends towards the hip bone area during tummy tuck surgery. The length of the incision is parallel to the amount of skin to be removed. For final positioning, another small incision is made to separate the skin around the belly button, and the skin flap is lifted, the lower abdominal wall muscle is tightened, and the excess lower abdominal skin is removed. The navel stays where it should be. However, the surgeon may resort to liposuction for optimal shaping. The scar is placed so that it is hidden by underwear and swimwear. Drainage tubes are placed under the skin to be removed a few days after the surgery. Full stretching surgeries performed in Turkey are applied for patients who require more correction.
In Turkey, this type of tummy tuck surgery also contains the back area. If there is excess fat on the back, the back area can be applied by liposuction or circumferential tummy tuck surgery.
Circumferential abdominoplasty which also known as belt lipectomy or torsoplasty can be more beneficial than other types of the tummy tuck as it includes tightening and toning the back, buttocks, hips, and thighs.
This procedure is usually done in conjunction with other body surgery treatments such as breast lift, arm lift, and liposuction for patients who want to have an attractive body structure.
Partial or Mini – Abdominoplasty
Compared to full abdominoplasty, partial or mini abdominoplasty is a relatively easier operation. This operation involves removing less skin around the belly area. Mini tummy tuck is applied to patients with excess skin and weak muscles from the belly button to the pubic area. In Turkey, this procedure is done through an incision in the pubic area that extends far below the groin crease. This incision is made from the skin and the underlying fat to the musculature. Mini tummy tuck surgery is a suitable method for patients who do not need to adjust the belly button and only need a small stretch on the abdominal skin.
In Turkey, this surgery performs with a three-inch, curved, horizontally-angled incision in the lower abdomen. With this method, the plastic surgeon reconstructs displaced or relaxed muscles, tightens them and removes excess skin. This type of surgery can also perform with an endoscope. The procedure takes an average of two hours, depending on the patient’s condition and the dreamed appearance goal.
No matter what surgery you have had, the incision site should be sutured and bandaged. After surgery, your surgeon may ask you to wear an elastic bandage or compression garment. About this, you must follow all the instructions your surgeon has told you about wearing the garment and caring for the bandage. In addition, you should pay attention to your sitting and lying positions recommended by your doctor to alleviate the pain.
Good Candidates for Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is a suitable method for men and women who do not have any health problems. A tummy tuck is one of the best options for women to tighten postpartum loose muscles and reduce sagging skin. It is also a treatment method that can apply to anyone who has fat accumulation and loose skin in the abdomen despite losing a significant amount of weight.
When to Consider Tummy Tuck Surgery
- In the condition of having flabby, stretch marks and excess skin that do not disappear despite diet and exercise
- In deformities caused by birth, excessive weight loss, etc
- If you have enough information about the stomach contour
- If you skin around your belly is no longer elastic and the skin does not look firm enough.
- If your extra fat or extra skin cannot be tightened with exercise.
Recovery From Tummy Tuck
The recovery duration for this surgery will depend on the type of tummy tuck as well as the patient’s general condition. A temporary tube may be placed to drain excess fluid from the area after surgery. In such a case, your surgeon will inform you about how to keep the area clean and well-groomed until the drains are removed. The recovery period of tummy tuck surgery varies from patient to patient, from two to a few weeks.
Many tummy tuck procedures require you to stay in the hospital overnight after surgery so that you can be safely monitored and evaluated for the first few hours after surgery. However, you can go back to your home after one day of hospitalization. You may have pain and uncomfortable feelings in the first week of your surgery. Walking around the house helps you feel better.
Results of Tummy Tuck
With the tummy tuck surgery, it is aimed to make the cosmetic improvement permanent. (The abdominal muscles will remain tight and tense and excess skin will not be formed). However, in the future, in cases such as pregnancy or weight gain, results such as relaxation of the muscles and stretching of the skin may occur that destroy the effect of the surgery.
Important Notes about Tummy Tuck
If you are a smoker and want to have tummy tuck surgery, your doctor will ask you to stop smoking at least two weeks in advance and continue smoking no later than two weeks after the surgery. Also, you need to avoid consuming alcohol at least 2 weeks before the surgery to minimize the risks of complications.
Do not think that simply cutting down on smoking will be enough. Smoking, can cause complications and slow the healing process. That’s why you should quit smoking completely.
Pre-Op, Post-Op Instructions
2 Weeks Before
- Do not take supplements such as aspirin, ibuprofen or any vitamins. If you need to take a pain killer or a pain reliver, you can choose Tylenol. For any other medicine you need to take, consult to your surgeon about what to do.
- And do not forget that you should not smoke and drink alcohol.
- You should not eat or drink anything after midnight. If there is any medication is needed you take, you can take it with just spots of water.
Day of Surgery
- You can both wash your hair and take a shower. Do not wear make-up and do not use hair spray or gel. And do not use nail polish. It is better to choose loose fitting clothes rather tahn clothes that are difficult to get through.
- The only activity you do in the first week after the surgery should be walking around the house, avoid lifting things or bending over
- Move your legs often while lying down
- You will have pain for the first 24 hours, you can take painkillers without waiting for your pain to get worse
- You cannot do any aerobic activity for 3 weeks
- Drink 10 glasses or more of water/fluid per day
- Breathing deeply for the first 24 hours after surgery helps you expand your lung base
- You must not consume alcohol or smoke for at least a week
- Postpone your medications and meals until you feel better in case of vomiting or nausea
- Do not forget to wear the compression garment for the first week after surgery
- Take care to keep the incision area clean
- If you have any problems or feel unwell, consult your doctor immediately