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Tummy Tuck


Approximate Length of Stay
6~7 Nights
Hospital Stay
1 Day
Operation Duration
3 Hours
Anesthesia
General Anesthesia
Approximate Recovery
3 Weeks

Everything You Need to Know About Tummy Tuck

Cosmetic surgery has diversified quite a lot in the past decade. There exist a cosmetic solution to every single aspect of our body that we want to rejuvenate. Surprisingly, the same goes for the excess abdomen fat.

Cosmetic surgery like tummy tuck is a great way to get rid of excess belly fat and to have that flat abdomen especially if you are struggling with insecurities.

This is why we bring you this article to cover everything that can help you have a better understanding of tummy tuck!

What is Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck, medically referred to as “abdominoplasty” is a cosmetic surgery performed to remove excess abdomen fat and tighten the abdomen skin. Through this surgery, the abdomen muscles are tightened that were previously giving a saggy appearance of the abdomen. The purpose of this surgery is not solely weight loss.

Reasons for Having a Tummy Tuck Surgery:

The following are some of the reasons for opting for tummy tuck;

  • Obese abdomen
  • Pregnancy
  • After a C- section
  • To boosts self-confidence

These are some of the most common reasons many men and women go for this surgery. After pregnancy, this surgery can help eliminate extra fat present in the lower abdomen. A C-section scar can also be reduced within the tummy tuck scar through this surgery.

4 Different Types of Tummy Tuck Procedures

Tummy tuck procedures differ from each other based on the aesthetic goals and requirements of the patient. Some patients require drastic abdomen change and others require slight changes. This influences the incision and the surgical procedure.

Based on different incisions and sites of surgical procedure, tummy tuck surgery procedures are of the following types;

  • Full Tummy Tuck:

    A full tummy tuck is performed on both the upper and lower parts of the abdomen. This procedure helps to eliminate surplus fat around the midline region of the abdomen. This not only flattens the abdomen but contours and reshapes the regions around the belly button.

    The procedure is combined with liposuction therefore it is known as lipoabdominoplasty. Loose and stretched skin, overly elastic muscles, and significant fat can all be corrected through a full tummy tuck.

    How Is It Performed?

    A full tummy tuck incision runs deep down between the hip bones and then the waistline is reduced by two to four inches. The surgeon then removes all surplus fat and performs liposuction on the upper region of the abdomen.

    This way all the muscles are strengthened and tightened leading to a contoured and flattened belly.

  • Mini Tummy Tuck:

    A mini tummy tuck is solely performed on the lower part of the abdomen. Therefore, patients with strengthened muscles and a well-built upper abdomen opt for this procedure.

    Mini tummy tuck helps to eliminate surplus fat around the belly button and strengthened the slightly loosened muscles.

    How Is It Performed?

    The procedure is performed by making an incision (four to eight) running along the bikini line. The surgeon then removes surplus fat and stretches the muscles in the lower abdomen.

    Many people opt for this procedure as it helps them achieve their desired look with just a few incisions.

  • Extended Tummy Tuck:

    An extended tummy tuck is performed when one has undergone significant weight loss and wants to get rid of existing excessive belly fat.

    Regions like the upper abdomen, back, and lower chest are covered through this procedure.

    How Is It Performed?

    During this procedure, a horizontal incision is made on the bikini line resembling the incision of the full tummy tuck. Along with this, a vertical incision will be made along the midline section to remove the surplus fat.

    An extended tummy tuck is a great option for people with excessive loose muscles and the before and after results are drastically different from one another.

  • 360 Tummy Tuck:

    A 360 tummy tuck is an ALL-IN-ONE procedure! As indicated by the name the procedure changes the belly region by a 360 degree i.e. both front and back parts of the abdomen. This procedure is ideal for people who have experienced intense weight loss or have undergone pregnancy.

    Through this procedure, regions like hips, back, waist, and lower abdomen.

    How Is It Performed?

    For this procedure, an intense incision is made running along the waistline completely. This gives the surgeon a wider look and all the excess fat in the whole region is removed. The sagging muscles and loose skin is tightened.

    In some cases, the surgeon may create a new belly button to make the region look more natural.

Good Candidates for Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is suitable for both men and women. Following are some factors that can make you the “ideal” candidate for tummy tuck;

  • Physically and mentally healthy
  • Realistic goals for the surgery
  • Non-smoker

Apart from these, if you have loose abdomen skin and saggy muscles you can opt for this surgery. If you want no future pregnancies and want to have a flattened belly, then you are good to go for this surgery.

Recovery Period of Tummy Tuck:

The recovery period usually lasts about 6 weeks and during this period you will have to wear an abdominal binder. During this time, the patient has to avoid heavy-weights and have to take plenty of rest.

Doctor's visits and taking of the prescribed medications are compulsory during this time. Your doctor will guide you about everything including the sleep position, diet, and other important things. Thus, make sure to follow everything!

Hermes Clinics- Experience a Natural Change

A tummy tuck is a very critical surgery and should be performed with utmost care. Hermes Clinic has all it takes to help you achieve your desired belly and to make you feel more beautiful!

Our experienced and skilled doctors and medical staff have helped thousands of patients to achieve their desired look through this remarkable surgery in Turkey. We offer an organized and sanitized environment with a list of patient-friendly facilities that make our patients feel comfortable and special.

Why Choose Us?

    Following factors make us immensely trusted by our patients;

  • A hygienic and organized environment
  • We respect your choices
  • We help you to achieve your desired look
  • Patient-friendly facilities
  • 24/7 Customer services

The Bottom Line

A tummy tuck is a permanent procedure therefore it should be concluded after extensive research. Before opting for the surgery, make sure that you are clear with your ideas and have realistic goals for the surgery.

As for the best surgical clinic for a tummy tuck, Hermes Clinic has all it takes to help you achieve your desired look whether it is experienced and remarkable doctors, great patient facilities, and a comfortable environment!

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