Losing a lot of weight is a great success. Yet there is also the other side of the moon. Once you’ve lost the fat from your tummy, you can end up with a saggy appearance on abdomen area and a lack of muscle tone. The tummy tuck procedure can reshape abdomen that traditional weight-loss methods couldn’t.

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat occurred post-pregnancy, or due to obesity or aging. But as Welfare Abroad surgeons always say: “no form of surgery should be a replacement for proper diet and regular exercise”. That`s why patients should stay away from a sedentary lifestyle even after their operation. How is tummy tuck procedure performed? Here are the main tummy tuck techniques: In classic tummy tuck procedure, Welfare Abroad surgeons will make an incision from hip to hip in the bikini line area. A second incision will be made around the belly button to separate it from the adjoining skin.

Your skin and fat is separated from the muscles between the pubic area and the ribs. Your muscles are then tightened to re-establish their position that existed before pregnancy/weight gain. Modified tummy tuck is generally performed when there isn`t enough loose skin to remove in the area between the belly button and the pubic region. In this procedure, the belly button is slid down about one inch to aid in the removal of excess skin. The muscles in your abdominal wall are tightened the same way as in the standard tummy tuck.

This is the most extensive tummy tuck procedure, thus produces the longest scar. Mini abdominoplasty is the least invasive procedure of the three. It is generally performed when the desired region to be treated is contained between the belly button and pubic region. This procedure requires a smaller incision, and only the lower half of the muscle wall is tightened. Our surgeons may recommend a liposuction surgery combined with the tummy tuck procedure in order to achieve the figure that you desire.

We know how hard it can be to make a life changing decision that requires a treatment abroad. That`s why we welcome all types of questions and offer a chance to speak with your surgeon directly before your arrival. We prefer to have our patients a clear mind and enjoy their time in Istanbul while restoring their good look. If you`d like to get an initial assessment by Welfare Abroad surgeons; please follow this link and send us your pictures. You may also check tummy tuck before after pictures from the related tab above.

Tummy Tuck
The extra and sag skin above belly button, also the cracks and the sag skin below belly button can be fixed. Especially the fat deposit on the lower abdomen and the swollen look on the tummy resulting deformed muscles can be solved with the tummy tuck.
It is strongly advised to stay five to six days in total.

General anesthesia, local anesthesia and sedation or epidural anesthesia.

The operation takes two to five hours.
You need to stay one or two days in the hospital, the doctor will advise according to your condition.

The drains will be removed in three to five days.
They would heal in about a week.
They are removed in the seventh day.
You will start wearing it after the first week and for minimum two months.

You may go back to your daily life and work in seven to ten days. You can start taking walks and light exercises on the third week, you can start jogging in sixth week, and you can do all type of exercises in the second month.

You may see the full result in three to six months.

The results are permanent. But gaining weight, pregnancy, and aging might affect the results negatively.