Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is performed by removing loose skin and fat. After the operation, a tighter, flatter, more prominent abdomen can be obtained. Abdominal muscles can also be tightened and repaired in tummy tuck surgery. Abdominoplasty, which is one of the most popular plastic surgery operations in our country, allows to repair stubborn fat and loose skin that cannot be lost with exercise and diet alone.


Procedure time

2 to 4 hours

Overnight stay

 0-3 night



Recovery time

6 to 12 months

  • Overview of Tummy Tuck Surgery (Abdominoplasty)

    Abdominoplasty aims to create a smoother abdomen, not weight loss. It is frequently preferred by patients with excess skin due to large weight loss or pregnancy. It is recommended that patients who plan to lose weight reach their ideal weight first.

  • How is Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Performed?

    Although tummy tuck surgery may differ from person to person, it usually takes between 2 and 4 hours. The recommendations for eating, drinking and taking medication given before the surgery should be followed. Abdominoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia. There are several tummy tuck techniques that the surgeon can use and they are applied according to the current condition of the patient. Four different procedures are currently used for tummy tuck surgery:

    • Full Tummy Tuck

    • Mini (modified) Tummy Tuck

    • Endoscopic Tummy Tuck

    • Fleur-de-Lis Tummy Tuck

    By performing the type of surgery chosen in accordance with the patient's condition, excess skin and fat are removed and the incisions are closed when the muscles are tightened. Some tape and bandage are applied to the abdomen. Some drains may also be placed to help reduce swelling and bruising. You can be discharged after resting for 1-3 days after tummy tuck surgery. The cosmetic results of the procedure can be obtained with the reduction of bruises and swellings for 6-8 weeks.

  • What Benefits Does Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Provide?

    With a tummy tuck surgery, loose skin can be removed after major weight loss and weak abdominal muscles can be tightened. Removing excess skin and fat after the pregnancy period and repairing the stomach muscles are among the benefits of the operation. Abdominoplasty can be applied together with liposuction. Liposuction allows a more precise shaping.

  • What are the Risks and Complications of Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?

    Abdominoplasty, like all surgical operations, carries some risks and it is very important for patients to be aware of these risks before surgery. Abdominoplasty has possible risks that can be seen in all surgeries such as blood clot formation, vomiting and nausea, blood loss, infection and anesthesia problems. In addition to these standard risks, in tummy tuck surgery, fluid pockets that accumulate under the skin called Seroma may develop. During the abdominoplasty, there may be some deterioration in blood flow in certain areas, and this may cause loss of blood flow to the skin, fat and tissues. During tummy tuck, some damage may occur in the nerve supply in the abdomen, and in rare cases, an increase or decrease in the senses of the patients may be felt.

  • What is the Process After Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?

    After tummy tuck surgery, it is very important for patients to act in accordance with the doctor's recommendations. After tummy tuck surgery, patients can be discharged after resting in the hospital for 1-3 days. The sutures applied in the operation are removed within a few weeks. Patients returning home after surgery should start taking light walks as soon as possible to reduce the risk of blood clots. Patients should wait at least 48 hours to take a shower after the operation, but the situation may differ according to the patient. It may be necessary to apply gels or creams regularly to help the scars heal and to avoid stitches. After the operation, patients can return to their routine activities 3-4 weeks later, provided that they avoid heavy activities. 8 weeks after the operation, patients can continue all their sports and activities.


Here are some common FAQs that people ask. We hope that they help to answer some of the questions that you may have.

  • In Which Situations Is Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Not Recommended?
    • For those who aim to lose weight,

    • For those who are planning a pregnancy,

    • In case of diseases that affect metabolism such as hyperthyroidism,

  • Who Is Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Suitable For?
    • Those who are not satisfied with the appearance of their abdomen,

    • Those who want to remove excess skin or fat from their abdomen,

    • Those who have loose and weak abdominal muscles,

    • Those who have no future pregnancy planning,

    • Those who are physically and mentally fit for surgery and expect realistic goals from surgery,

    • People who have had a constant weight for at least 3 months,

    • Those who do not have a weight loss goal,

    Those who meet these conditions are suitable candidates for a tummy tuck.

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