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Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is an operation to reduce excess tissue and fat around the abdomen.

Treatment Content

Who Can Have Abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty surgery is suitable for all healthy people regardless of gender

Abdominoplasty is useful for women who have given birth to strengthen the abdominal muscles and reduce excess skin.

Tummy Tuck Surgery is also an alternative for men or women who have been previously treated for obesity and have excess fat or loose skin in the stomach area after treatment.

About Abdominoplasty

The procedure can vary from person to person, but in general;

Average Length of Stay
Length of Hospitalization
Operation Duration
Recovery Time
7 Days
1 Hour
2-4 Hours
General Anesthesia
1-2 Weeks

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Abdominoplasty Techniques

Patients' anatomy, amount of excess skin, location of the skin and clothing preference are important in determining typical abdominoplasty methods.

In a full abdominoplasty, an incision is made to remove excess skin and subcutaneous fatty tissue in or under the abdomen, as well as stretch marks. Looseness in the abdominal area is also repaired and the skin incisions are closed with sutures. Better results can be achieved by combining it with liposuction.

Extended Abdominoplasty surgery allows more skin to be removed from the abdomen compared to other methods. It is therefore more suitable for patients who have lost significant weight.


Extended Abdominoplasty surgery also requires another round incision to free the belly button and reposition it after the excess skin has been removed

Fleur-De-Lis abdominoplasty surgery is suitable for patients who have lost significant weight or have excess skin in the belly area after bariatric operations. In this technique, fatty tissue is removed along with the excess skin and the appearance of the abdominal muscles can be improved through a standard Abdominoplasty incision.

Mini Abdominoplasty, performed for weight loss or excess skin after pregnancy, requires a 10-20 cm scar over the groin area. The surgery does not reposition the navel or remove excess skin.


Mini Abdominoplasty is not suitable for all patients due to the minimal improvement in abdominal appearance.

Operation Process

Frequently Asked Questions

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There may be mild pain in the days following tummy tuck surgery, but any discomfort can usually be controlled with medication.

Abdominoplasty surgery is preferred by men and women who want to have an aesthetic appearance in the abdominal area. It also plays a major role in improving the appearance of the abdominal area of women suffering from significant skin and abdominal wall laxity after pregnancy or patients undergoing obesity treatment.

Both full and mini abdominoplasty surgeries allow the abdominal muscles to be tightened and excess skin to be removed. The main distinction is that a full Abdominoplasty is typically used to strengthen the abdomen above and below the belly button areas. In contrast, mini Abdominoplasty is usually limited to the lower abdomen below the belly button.

The incisions for tummy tuck surgery are made lower than the abdomen, so possible scars can often be hidden with the help of clothing, including swimsuits and underwear.

Abdominoplasty is aesthetically successful in patients with sagging skin on the abdomen and weak abdominal muscles. Many components will influence how long the optimal results of Abdominoplasty surgery will last. Among these, age, skin elasticity and physical fitness also play an important role. If the patient is healthy, has a stable weight and exercises regularly, functional results will usually be long-lasting.

Drains will need to remain in place for about a week after tummy tuck surgery. Most patients may experience bruising and swelling in the operated area after the operation. However, these symptoms will decrease within a few weeks. Patients can return to work or daily activities after about one to two weeks. However, heavy lifting or difficult physical activities should be avoided for at least six to eight weeks. During the recovery period, patients can perform light exercises such as walking when they feel healthy enough.