Many people feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their midsection if it’s protruding or sagging as a result of multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss/gain. They may find it hard to achieve a slimmer waistline with diet or exercise. A tummy tuck Turkey, also known as abdominoplasty, can fix this problem. Both men and women can undergo this procedure to flatten and reshape their lower abdomen.
What Is Tummy Tuck Turkey Procedure?
In a tummy tuck operation, the surgeon removes excess skin, fat, scars, stretch marks and tightens the muscles in the abdominal wall. Depending on the aesthetic needs and concerns of the patient, they can have either a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck Turkey. However, it is the former that achieves more dramatic results. Plastic surgeons make recommendations on the type of surgery that will best suit you.
What’s Tummy Tuck Turkey Cost?
Tummy tuck procedures cost far less in Turkey than in the UK and Europe. The tummy tuck prices can vary depending on the location of the clinic, the expertise of the surgeon, and the surgical technique. And since it’s a cosmetic procedure, it is not available on the NHS, so it can be quite expensive.
However, a tummy tuck cost Turkey is low because the surgeon’s fee, medical equipment, and operation theatre costs are lower. Moreover, the exchange rate makes a tummy tuck Turkey procedure far more affordable for medical tourists. They can avail treatment packages that are inclusive of hotels, transfers, personal hosts, and 12-month aftercare.
What To Think About Before You Have Tummy Tuck Turkey?
An abdominoplasty is an invasive surgery, and the aftercare can be quite difficult. Therefore, it is important that you know all about this procedure and its potential risks and complications from the plastic surgeon. Even before that, you have to decide on the surgeon and clinic which will perform your abdominoplasty surgery. For this, you should make sure to find out that the tummy tuck clinic is registered with the Turkish Ministry of Health. You need to know if the tummy tuck Turkey takes place under appropriate hospital conditions.
You should also learn more about the specialization, registration, licensing, and affiliations of plastic surgeons and make sure that they have insurance against malpractice. Moreover, you can ask for their patient portfolio to learn more about the surgical outcome. You can ask the surgeon how many tummy tuck surgeries they have performed and for how many years.
After this, you need to ask more about the procedure itself and learn about the kind of scars that this surgery can leave. It’s also helpful to go through the “before/after” photos of the patients to find out how they recover months after the surgery. You can even meet with a previous patient of the surgeon who had the same procedure. Lastly, learn about their overall success, complication, and patient satisfaction rates of this plastic surgery procedure.
Am I Suitable For Tummy Tuck?
Who Can Have Tummy Tuck Turkey & Why?
You’re a good candidate for a tummy tuck Turkey plastic surgery if you:
- Are unable to lose excess fat after dieting and exercising and find your protruding tummy disproportionate to the rest of your figure.
- Have loose skin and muscles because of genetics.
- Had a baby and are left with stretched, sagging skin and are experiencing diastasis recti due to tearing of the muscles in the anterior abdominal wall.
- Gained/lost weight significantly as a result of gastric sleeve or diet/exercise and have excess skin in the abdominal area.
- Have achieved your ideal weight (since it is not a weight loss surgery) and aren’t planning any pregnancies in the future.
- Have poor posture and are experiencing pain in the lower back from the excess skin.
How Best To Prepare For Tummy Tuck Turkey?
To best prepare for your tummy tuck procedure, you need to do the following:
- Inform the surgeon about any previous abdominal surgeries that you’ve had, your medical history, and any active treatments (including their medications) that you’re on.
- You need to stop smoking and drinking alcohol 2 weeks and 1 week before the surgery, respectively.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight before surgery.
- Remove any jewellery that you’re wearing, do not apply any body moisturizers, and make sure to wear loose-fitting clothes with zips or buttons.
- Have someone accompany you after your tummy tuck Turkey procedure.
What does Tummy Tuck Turkey Involve?
To ensure patient safety, plastic surgeons first perform a physical exam and may need to perform some medical tests. If you’re clear, you can undergo a tummy tuck Turkey. Usually, a tummy tuck operation takes place under general anaesthesia, so you’ll be asleep during the surgery. However, the surgery can also take place under local anaesthesia and sedation in some instances.
There are two different surgical techniques that are chosen depending on the amount of skin and fat that needs removal:
Mini Tummy Tuck Procedure
In this, the surgeon makes an incision above the pubic area. It is called a “mini” abdominoplasty because it requires smaller incisions (usually not extending from hip to hip). This may be done using an electric cauterization device. If the patient had a C-section, a plastic surgeon would reuse its scars. The surgeon lifts the skin and fat layer and begins by suturing the abdominal muscles. And then s/he will remove excess skin that hangs below the incision line. A mini tummy tuck Turkey surgery does not change the position of the belly button (umbilicus).
The whole surgery may take 1-2 hours, and you may have drainage tubes below the incisions. However, the surgery can take longer if the patient’s getting liposuction with a tummy tuck. It would be accurate to call a mini-abdominoplasty surgery “minimally” invasive. However, it is relatively less invasive than a full tummy tuck Turkey operation.
Full Tummy Tuck Surgery
This aesthetic surgery is right for you if you want a more pronounced effect. In this, the surgeon makes incisions above the pubic area and a second incision around the belly button. This helps separate it from the surrounding skin and allows the surgeon to lift the skin over a larger area. After this, the surgeon will tighten the abdominal muscles. The remaining skin that hangs down the incision line is removed.
The skin which gets cut out includes the circular incision of the navel. Therefore, the surgeon creates a new hole for the belly button by cutting the skin on top of it in a circle. The surgeon then sutures the skin using dissolvable stitches. Usually, two drainage tubes are placed above the pubic area for the excess fluid and blood. You’ll end up with a dressing and a compression garment that you’ll have to wear for some time after the surgery. A full abdominoplasty surgery takes place in 2-5 hours.
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Recovery & Results of Tummy Tuck Turkey
This plastic surgery is inpatient, and you might have to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days. You can take a bath the day after returning to your hotel. You’ll leave the clinic centre wearing the compression garment, which you can take off while showering. Otherwise, you have to wear it all the time for 6 weeks.
Meanwhile, make sure to take the painkillers and antibiotics that the surgeon prescribes. Tummy tucks Turkey yield permanent results. However, future pregnancies and weight gain can make you lose your flat stomach and loosen up the abdominal muscles.
Tummy Tuck Turkey Aftercare
No matter whether you had a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck Turkey, it is important that you strictly follow the aftercare instructions. Otherwise, you may experience a delay in healing. You need to avoid smoking for at least 2 weeks after the tummy tuck surgery as it can result in poor blood circulation. Moreover, you need to avoid drinking alcohol while you’re taking your prescription medicines.
You can take small walks while having someone accompany you to promote circulation. However, you need to avoid lifting and heavy exercise for at least 6 weeks after the surgery. You may feel a little tight in the abdominal area and find it difficult to stand up. You mustn’t move around that much as it can make your wounds reopen. You also need to avoid any sexual activities for at least a month. While lying down, try to keep your knees bent. This would take the strain off the incisions.
It’s better if you take 2-4 weeks off from work after the surgical operation. You can start driving after 2-3 weeks, though. Just make sure that you have a healthy diet. Also, lightly massage the surgical area one month after the surgery to speed up the recovery process.
Side Effects to Expect After Tummy Tuck Turkey
After your tummy tuck in Turkey, you may experience the following side effects:
Bleeding: This can result from the reopening of the wounds. Usually, it’s only a slight opening and heals on its own after some time. Make sure to follow the aftercare instructions.
Scarring: This is a part of the surgical procedure. Excess abdominal skin removal requires making incisions, which will leave you with scars. They may be red at first but fade with time. It can take over a year for it to do so. If you had a mini tummy tuck Turkey, the size of the scar will be smaller than in a full abdominoplasty. It’s important to note that if the appearance of the scar is changing for the worse (red, thickening, painful), you should get in touch with the surgeon.
Pain, Bruising & Swelling: Pain and bruising are common following surgery. It will go away after some time. Swelling can take around 6 months to go away. That’s why you can see the final tummy tuck results in some time after the surgery.
Numbness: You may feel numb along the incision lines and even above the surgical area for weeks to a few months. Rarely, it can also be permanent in some abdominoplasty patients.
Pulling Sensation: You may feel tight and experience a pulling sensation. Keep in mind there’s an adjustment period after the tummy tuck Turkey. It can take a few weeks for you to start getting used to your flat abdomen.
Itching & Bumps: For a few days after the surgery, you may feel slightly itchy in the surgical area. It’s just your skin trying to heal. Moreover, you may notice small bumps, which develop because your body is trying to get rid of damaged fat cells. They’ll resolve on their own.
What Could Go Wrong After Tummy Tuck Turkey
After your tummy tuck surgery, you can experience the following problems:
Infection: To reduce its risk, make sure to take your antibiotics and avoid going to any dusty areas. Sweating can also cause an infection, so make sure to follow the aftercare instructions.
Seroma: This is the collection of fluid in the abdomen. You might have to go to the clinic for getting it drained. It is done on an outpatient basis.
Delayed Healing: It can occur due to reopening of the wound and smoking. If this happens, you can end up with bad scarring. Moreover, it will prolong the recovery period.
Blood Clots: After getting a tummy tuck Turkey surgery, whether a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck, you are at the risk of developing blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis), which can rarely enter the lungs (pulmonary embolus). Experienced surgeons anticipate this and give the patients the necessary medications to deal with them. However, its risk is generally higher in smokers.
What To Do If You Have Problems After Tummy Tuck Turkey?
If you’re experiencing any problem in the recovery process of a tummy tuck surgery, you need to get in touch with the Aftercare team for a free consultation online. Your Patient Relations Specialist can also help in this regard. In addition, you can open a ticket online to reach out for assistance. Lastly, you can learn more about the aftercare process of a tummy tuck surgery in the post-operative guides on our website.
Alternatives To Tummy Tuck Turkey
This plastic surgery has no alternative. There’s no other surgery that specifically addresses concerns regarding excessive abdominal skin. If your main concern is sagging skin, tummy tuck surgery is your only option. However, if your main concern is excess fat deposits around your tummy area, 360-degree liposuction can also help. However, again, this surgery (liposuction) does not make any difference to your sagging skin.
Other Procedures to Have with Tummy Tuck Turkey
It is common for people to get liposuction with their tummy tuck in Turkey. It can be in the abdomen or another area of concern. This can also make a fat grafting procedure possible, where the surgeon injects the fat into the buttocks for a BBL. Moreover, mommy makeovers are quite common, which involves a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast surgery. Other than that, you can also get dental treatment with a tummy tuck Turkey.
FAQs for Tummy Tuck Turkey
Does a tummy tuck surgery affect any future pregnancy?
No. You can get pregnant. However, it will change the results of this cosmetic surgery.
Can a tummy tuck Turkey surgery fix an abdominal hernia?
No. You need to have another surgery (herniorrhaphy) for its treatment. Tummy tuck surgery won’t fix it.
Are the surgeons performing my tummy tuck Turkey board-certified?
Yes. They are certified by the Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Turkish Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.