Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

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Overview of Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Anesthesia
General
Duration
2 Hours
Hospital Stay
2 Night
Shower
After 2 Days
Work Leave
1 Week
Complete Recovery
3 Weeks

Intro to Abdominoplasty

Are you ready to get a flat and well-toned tummy? Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a surgical procedure that aims at removing excess fat and skin from the tummy and tightening the abdominal muscles, resulting in a flat and well-defined belly.
Often, women choose this surgery as a part of a “mommy makeover”, which is a treatment that helps women regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. Abdominoplasty was the fourth most popular cosmetic surgical treatment in the United States in 2019, with over 140,000 surgeries performed in that year alone.
Furthermore, there are multiple types of abdominoplasties, including full, mini, and circumferential abdominoplasty. Your doctor will choose the type that suits your needs.

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Benefits of Abdominoplasty

If exercise and diet fail to meet your expectations of weight loss, you can start thinking about abdominoplasty or tummy tuck to get a firmer and better-looking belly. Understandably, most people choose abdominoplasty for cosmetic reasons, but there are several therapeutic benefits to this surgery too. In short, you will receive the following benefits if you choose abdominoplasty:

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    Get that flat and attractive stomach that you always wanted!
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    Improve the contour or curves of your abdomen
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    Strengthen your abdominal muscles and improve your core
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    Improve your abdominal tone and get a better posture
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    Correct abnormalities associated with weight gain and diseases
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    Correct abdominal structural defects, especially after hernia repair
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    Feel refreshed and alleviate pain in the abdomen
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    Enhance your self-esteem and feel fitter
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    Improve the function of your bladder
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    Feel like celebrities, such as Britney Spears and Mariah Carey, who reportedly underwent tummy tuck before!
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    Candidates for Abdominoplasty

    Both men and women can undergo an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) if they meet certain criteria. If you’re healthy and without active illnesses or major pre-existing medical conditions, you might be a good candidate for this procedure.
    However, you must talk to your doctor about your goals and your pregnancy plans in the future, and you should remember that this surgery is not a cure for obesity, and it doesn’t replace a healthy lifestyle.  In any case, good candidates for a tummy tuck should meet the following criteria:

    • Are within normal weight and height ranges
    • Have no intentions for future pregnancies (for women)
    • Have a moderate amount of excess skin and fat
    • Nonsmokers
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    It is worth mentioning here that abdominoplasty is different from liposuction; however, your surgeon may opt to include liposuction as part of the procedure. Click here to learn more about liposuction.

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    Preparation for Abdominoplasty

    Initially, you must pick a skilled plastic surgeon or contact a reputable clinic to schedule a consultation. During the consultation, your surgeon will discuss your goals and the type of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) that you need. Your surgeon may also do or suggest the following:
    • Review your current health problems and medications.
    • Stop smoking for at least two weeks before the surgery and for at least two weeks after the surgery.
    • Stop taking certain blood-thinning medications and nutritional supplements.
    • Prepare your home and bring some helpful things, such as packs of ice, loose clothing, and skin creams.
    • Call someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night.
    • Avoid fad or extreme diets, and only consume healthy meals.

    Steps of Mini Abdominoplasty

    Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) requires general anesthesia and takes 2 to 5 hours to complete. Doctors can perform mini (partial) or full (complete) abdominoplasty. The steps of mini abdominoplasty include:

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    1. Incision Making

    Your surgeon makes a large incision across your lower abdomen.

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    2. Fat Removal

    Next, they separate the skin and start removing excess fat and skin.

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    3. Incision Closure

    Finally, they bring up the remaining skin together and sew the wound.

    Steps of Full Abdominoplasty

    The steps of full (complete) abdominoplasty include:

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    3. Incision Making

    Your surgeon makes a large incision from hip to hip and another incision to separate the abdominal button from the surrounding tissue

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    2. Fat Removal & Muscle Reshaping

    Next, they reshape the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin from the abdominal wall. Besides, they create a new hole for the belly button, which will be put in a new position and be sewed.

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    3. Incision Closure

    Finally, they bring up the remaining skin together and sew the wound.

    Recovery After Abdominoplasty

    You’ll need around 6 weeks to fully recover after abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and start to see the results of the surgery. The recovery phase after abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) includes:
    • Expect to see scars after the surgery, but they mostly disappear within a year or so.
    • You’ll need to take 4 to 6 weeks off work and avoid driving for a few weeks.
    • You can wear a special corset or trousers for 6 weeks to stimulate faster recovery and decrease swelling.
    • Avoid strenuous activities during this period and keep your knees bent while in bed to avoid putting tension on your sutures.
    • Return for a follow-up consultation within a few weeks to ensure that the wound is healing properly.
    • Most likely, you’ll be able to resume most of your normal activities and stop wearing your corset after 6 weeks.
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    Risks of Abdominoplasty

    Most patients express satisfaction with abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) results, especially when performed by qualified surgeons. However, you should expect some discomfort and edema after surgery. Also, abdominoplasty poses some rare complications, such as:

    • Separation of wound or poor wound healing
    • Abnormal sensations or numbness
    • Accumulations of fluid (seroma)
    • Infection or bleeding
    • Scarring or asymmetry
    • Blood Clots
    • Fat necrosis

    How Can International Clinics Help You?

    International Clinics provides special packages for international patients who seek cheap and safe abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in Turkey. If you are concerned about the shape of your tummy and want to get a flat and toned belly, we’re here to help you and answer all your questions.
    Our surgeons and medical personnel have performed thousands of successful abdominoplasty surgeries for women and men from Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    There is more than one type of abdominoplasty. These abdominal surgeries can be done in different ways depending on the person’s condition and many of the following questions:
    – Is there sagging in the skin of the abdomen?
    – Are there fatty deposits under the skin?
    – Did abdominal muscles and sagging appear after the pregnancy?
    All these questions determine the steps of tummy tuck surgery.
    In the case of sagging skin, only the skin is tightened. If there are a lot of fat deposits, then liposuction can be combined with skin tightening. If there is a problem with the abdominal muscles after pregnancy, this problem must be fixed before performing the tummy tuck surgery.

    – After the swelling completely disappears in the post-operative period, the person begins to notice the results.
    – Keep in mind that the results of abdominoplasty do not appear immediately. The person must be patient for a while after the surgery until the results are noticeable as the body recovers from the surgery.
    – As long as there is no pregnancy or noticeable weight gain after the abdominoplasty, the results will remain clearly visible to the patient.

    The answer to this question depends on several factors:
    – If muscle repair is not required, recovery from the surgery is likely to be faster and the individual needs less recovery time.
    – People who have undergone the surgery and muscle repair can return to their normal lives- such as driving a car- within a week.
    – Full recovery is achievable within a few weeks. The scars begin to fade within a few months.

    The results of abdominoplasty last for long periods as long as the body weight remains stable over time, and it does not need to be repeated, but this does not prevent the appearance of signs of aging such as saggy skin.

    The answer depends on the location of those marks, but the answer is usually “Yes”.
    abdominoplasty removes most of the skin in the lower abdomen. The stretch marks are removed from this area during the removal of the excess skin, but if the stretch marks are outside this area, the surgery will not help get rid of them.

    Before & After the Surgery

    Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

    Name: Jaber
    Age: 45
    Nationality: Jordan
    Date: 12-02-2022
    Additional procedures: Gynecomastia Surgery

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    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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    Reception & Transportation
    We have allocated modern VIP cars to receive you at the airport and to transport you during your visits between the hotel and the hospital.
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    Medical Translator
    The translation team will be always at your service to make your communication easier.
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    Professional Medical Team
    A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs.
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    Premium Hospitality
    Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey.
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    High Quality Service
    The quality team communicates with customers after surgeries and procedures to ensure that they are satisfied with all the services they have received.
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