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What You Need to Know About Tummy Tuck


People who experience weight changes, give birth, or have a high fat content sometimes cannot achieve the results they want. Therefore, they also evaluate surgical methods. Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure designed to recontour the abdomen for a smoother, firmer, and flatter appearance.

Tummy tuck procedure

A tummy tuck is a common plastic surgery procedure that has remained popular for years. The tummy tuck eliminate excess skin and improve contour of abdomen area. Therefore, the abdominoplasty are a popular part of the mummy makeover package for women.

The abdominoplasty may be suitable for shaping and redesigning the middle section of patients who experience skin laxity due to natural bodily reasons, diet and exercise, or after a bariatric (weight loss-assist operation) surgery.

Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) and liposuction

Tummy tuck and liposuction operations are totally different procedure. Therefore, it is important for patients to know the difference between these two operations. Only the abdominoplasty cannot provide a solution for fat deposits.

Liposuction is a commonly performed operation in which regional fat deposits in the body are removed from the body through a thin, empty tube known as cannula. After this operation, surgeon can reposition and reshape remaining fat deposits.

Surgeon can perform liposuction as a stand-alone operation or as part of other surgical procedures. For example such as breast augmentation and reduction, butt lift. This operation is not a solution for skin or muscle laxity. Your surgeon may recommend liposuction, tummy tuck, or both.

Here are some scenarios to give you an idea:

Firstly, only liposuction can be sufficient if the patient’s skin and muscle tissue laxity is minimal and the patient only needs fat reduction in the abdomen.

Secondly, if the patient has a moderate or high degree of laxity in the abdominal muscles and skin, and the patient only needs a small amount of fat removal, the abdominoplasty alone may be sufficient.

Thirdly, if the patient wants to lose a large amount of fat with the skin and muscle laxity, surgeon can apply liposuction with the abdominoplasty.

Forms of the procedures

There are vary forms of procedures that surgeons can perform. The methods applied will depending on the discomfort of each patient and the desired goals. You can discuss these situations during your consultation.

For patients who only have problems with their lower abdomen (bottom of the belly button), the mini tummy tuck may be sufficient to achieve satisfactory results. Surgeon can correct Excess skin and fat, laxy muscles with incision just above the bikini line. Mini tummy tuck operation is an operation applied to outpatients with general anesthesia.

The standard or full tummy tuck is an operation that focuses on the skin, muscles and fats of the entire abdominal area. Surgeon make insicion on the pelvic bone and should be under your underwear or bikini. In this operation, surgeon can reposition the belly button. A solution can also be created for cracks below the belly button.

The extended tummy tuck is generally performed for patients who want to improve the skin, fat and muscles in their lower abdomen as well as the lateral parts of the waist. The incision made for this normally extends from just above the hip to the other side, and this incision should still be easy to hide with underwear or a bikini.

Some types of tummy tuck may involve complete reform of the abdominal wall to correct the split muscles.

Above all, regardless of which operation you choose, it is important to make sure that your plastic surgeon is board-certified and has experience in performing the operations you want.

Tummy Tuck in Turkey!

Vanity Cosmetic Surgery Hospital has been performing various types of plastic surgeries in Turkey. If you’re considering undergoing a plastic surgery in Turkey please contact us to book a consultation!

The page content is for informational purposes only. The content of this page does not include items containing information on therapeutic health care. For diagnosis and treatment, you must consult your physician or consult the physicians in our clinic. The content has been written regarding the following sources by Vanity Estetik doctors.


Regan JP https://europepmc.org/article/med/28613712

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  1. As a young woman, I could never wear a bikini with a cracked and saggy belly. I was obsessed so much that I decided to go and have it done. Thanks to my friend, I reached the vanity hospital. Because it was as beautiful and reliable as she said, I had her nurse done. My tummy tuck operation was very good, and when my recovery period is over, I will wear short t-shirts and travel. Good thing you have changed my life in vanity hospital.

  2. I am a woman with beautiful body lines, but I always had to wear a corset because of my stomach. I could not take it any longer and decided to have an operation. I found the Vanity hospital, I went and met, the hospital environment is very clean and reliable. It went very well in my tummy tuck operation. Now I can walk around without wearing a corset. Thanks vanity hospital


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