Tummy Tuck Surgery in Turkey

Tummy tuck surgery, also referred to as abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat from the tummy and tightening up the muscles of the abdomen to improve the shape and appearance of the tummy.

This procedure isn’t a weight loss surgery, and is usually performed on people who have already lost weight and have loose skin, and can’t remove excess skin through exercise or from pregnancy.

Preparing for Tummy Tuck Surgery


Before Tummy Tuck Surgery you will have a full medical examination with the surgeon so they can check your blood count and BMI to assess if you are eligible for this procedure. They will also discuss the different types of tummy tucks, any medications you are taking, so they can check if any adjustments are needed to any current prescription.

It is important to inform the surgeon of any previous abdominal surgeries and authorise the doctor access to all of your medical records, so they can properly assess you during the pre-operative consultation. They will also take some photos of your abdominal area for your medical file.

The doctor may ask you to avoid the following before having a Tummy Tuck:

– Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before the operation
– Stop Smoking one week before surgery
– Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs as they can thin the blood
– Maintain a stable weight

Tummy Tuck Procedure

The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, and in some cases is performed under local anaesthesia Depending on the type of surgery the surgeon may use either of the two techniques below:


Full Tummy Tuck

The Tummy Tuck procedure takes 2-5 hours and starts by the surgeon making an incision between your belly button and pubic hair. The upper abdominal area is then pulled down so they can remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. They will then stitch the sutures and apply two drainage tubes for the excess fluid and blood.

Mini Tummy Tuck

The surgeon will make a short incision above the pubic area so they can remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen. The difference between a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck is the scarring is smaller and the belly button is not re-positioned. In some cases liposuction may be used to remove excess fat. The procedure takes 1-2 hours.


Cost of Tummy Tuck in Turkey

The cost for a Tummy Tuck in Turkey is around £1,500, which usually includes all of the medical fees, accommodation, and VIP transfers, as part of an all inclusive package. Comparing this to the cost in the UK, which is around £10,000, there is a huge amount of money to be saved when choosing Turkey for a Tummy Tuck procedure.

With Health Tourism being a regulated industry in Turkey, and such a competitive market where board certified surgeons can offer such affordable pricing, while maintaining quality – Tummy Tucks have become increasingly popular for medical tourism.

When choosing a surgeon it is important to do some research and check before and after photos, reviews, and see if the hospitals have malpractice insurance. The clinics should also be registered with the Turkish Ministry of health.

Tummy Tuck Recovery in Turkey


Tummy Tuck recovery takes around 4-6 weeks, but after 2-3 weeks you should be able to start doing some light exercises and see a reduction in the swelling and bruising.

Immediately after the surgery your belly will be sore and may feel like your belly is being pulled when trying to stand up. However you will be encouraged to walk post-surgery to prevent blood clots.

The surgeon will provide you with an abdominal garment to wear for around six weeks to help support your stomach and prevent liquid build up, which will speed up the healing process. It is important to keep

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Tummy Tuck Risks and Considerations


Tummy Tucks are one of the more high risk cosmetic procedures and carry some of the following risks.

– Bulges under the skin
– Fluid collection in the area that was operated on
– Numbness or pain in the tummy
– Tummy cramps or pain
– Extra skin on edges of scars

If you have any concerns or questions about the risks of Tummy Tuck surgery you should seek medical advice from your doctor before the procedure.

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    Anyone who has excess skin and is an ideal BMI in good health is a good candidate for a Tummy Tuck. If you have tried to improve the appearance of your tummy through or have excess skin in through pregnancy then this procedure could be a good option. 

    It is usually advised to stay in Turkey for 7-9 nights for a Tummy Tuck procedure, so the doctor can do post operative check ups to see how your body is healing before flying back home.

    Turkey is considered a safe place for Tummy Tuck surgery. With medical tourism being a regulated industry, and thousands of patients visit Turkey every year for cosmetic procedures, it is deemed as a low risk country for this procedure.


    The content on this website is not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is important to seek medical advice from a medical practitioner before undergoing any surgery.

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