Plastic Surgery Istanbul, Dr. Emrah Aslan - Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
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Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty "Tummy Tuck"

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, aims to remove the excess skin and to restore weakened or separated muscles. It is combined with liposuction to get rid of the unwanted fat. After this operation patient will have a flat and firm abdominal profile.

    Even a patient who has a normal body weight can need an abdominoplasty operation. The cause of loose and saggy skin on the tummy are usually:
  • Aging
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior surgery
  • Significant fluctuations in weight

However, it should be remembered that the procedure is not a method of losing weight, but only a way to remove excess local deposits of adipose tissue, to remove the excessive skin and to bring closer the abdomen muscles.

Tummy Tuck Candidates

    Who can be a good candidate for this operation:
  • If you are physically healthy
  • If you are not a smoker
  • If you have realistic expectations
  • If you are disturbed by the appearence of your abdomen area

Treatment Details

Duration of the operation & anesthesia?

3 Hours
general anesthesia

How many nights in the hospital?

2 nights

How many nights in Istanbul?

7 nights

Post-Operation Care

After 1 week daily activities can be done easily, post operative corset for 6 weeks, physical activities and gym after 6 weeks.

Tummy Tuck Procedure

The main goal of tummy tuck operation is to get rid of the excessive skin located in the abdomen area. This operation can be combined with different operations such as liposuction or breast operations. Tummy tuck operation is performed under general anesthesia and it takes approximately 3 hours.

Tummy Tuck Consultaion

A preliminary consultation will be done from your pictures and medical background. Then upon request we can organize an online consultation for you before you arrive. Once you are here you will have your consultation with the doctor. During your consultation you can get answers to all your questions. We are never in a hurry and listen to all your questions and doubts.

    In the liposuction consultation you should discuss:
  • What result should be achieved ?
  • If you have any medical condition, drug allergies and medical treatments.
  • If you use any medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco or drugs.
  • The surgeries you had in the past.

    Your surgeon may also:
  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors.
  • Examine your skin quality.
  • Take your photographs.
  • Discuss what options you have.
  • Recommend a course of treatment.
  • Discuss likely outcomes of tummy tuck and any risks or potential complications.
  • Discuss the use of anesthesia during the operation.

Getting ready for the operation

One month before the operation we will ask you to Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding. Further information regarding the medication usage will be given you by your health consultant. Since after the operation we will ask you not to carry heavy loads we will ask you not to travel with a heavy luggage. We recommend you to bring comfortable clothes.

The Abdominoplasty "Tummy Tuck" Operation

The operation consists in four phases. The beginning phase is the anesthesia, your operation will be performed in general anesthesia. Then the second phase is the incision, a full tummy tuck requires a horizontally-oriented incision in the area between the pubic hairline and belly button. The length of the incision may vary due to the amount of excessive skin that the patient has. A second incision around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin in the upper abdomen.

Once the excess skin is trimmed and the remaining skin is sutured the upper abdominal skin is pulled down. A new opening for the belly button will be created and then it will be positioned. Then the third phase is closing the incision. Final phase is seeing the result. Even if the result of the operation is seen right after the operation, the final result of this operation is seen once the swelling and fluid retention is gone so it might take up to 6-12 months.

Tummy Tuck Aftercare

Tummy Tuck Aftercare

After the operation, the patient is transported from the operating room to the room wearing a special forming corset. This corset helps to control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours. It is recommended to wear it for 6 weeks after surgery. Additionally you might have small drains that will be removed 1-2 days after the surgery which help to remove any blood or fluids. Excersice after this operation is recommended after 6 weeks.


Abdominoplasty "Tummy Tuck" is a procedure that removes the excess and loose skin in the abdomen after weight gain or pregnancy. It is mostly performed together with liposuction; fat removal. The goal of this surgery is to have a flat stomach.

This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and it takes approximately 3 hours.

We strongly advise our patients to use a special corset for 6 weeks after the operation. It is highly recommended to rest for the first week. At the end of the 4th week, the patients can begin to go on light walks and return to light physical activities.

We offer several state funded programs that provide free services if you are eligible. Eligibility is based on family size and income. We can also provide information regarding region’s health insurance exchange. Please call the clinic for more details about these programs.

We do not expect much pain after the operation. It is normal to have moderate pain for the first few days after surgery, but it is important to rest in the first week. However, even in the first week, our patients feel good enough to do their daily errands.

Tummy tuck surgery is the most suitable surgery for sagging that does not go away with exercising. With this surgery, the appearance of saggy, squatting belly can significantly improve and you will have a flatter stomach.

After birth, it should be waited for one year to have the surgery. This will allow your body to heal, your weight to stabilize and your hormone levels to rebalance.

It is recommended to wait 6 weeks after the surgery. At the end of this period, you can swim in the sea or the pool. However, surgical scars must be protected from the sun exposure.

Of course, it is possible to have a child again after the operation. However, if you are planning to get pregnant within 1 year after the operation, it should be postponed until after birth.

Some weight loss is expected without the need for extra attention during the post-operative period. Then, it is possible to lose weight with diet and exercise.

You can start exercising 6 weeks after the surgery.

It is possible to return to social life and non-strenuous activities 1 week and 10 days after the operation.

Process in Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul

If you have choosen our full package, we'll greet you at the airport by our VIP service and check you in into your hotel.

Consultation & Pre-examination

We'll pick you up from your hotel and take you to Dr. Emrah Aslan's clinic at Akasya Tower for consultation then we'll take you to the ACIABDEM HOSPITAL.

To prepare for the surgery, blood tests, X-rays, and EKG measurements will be performed at the hospital as needed. This is followed by a consultation with the anesthesiologist.

We'll take you back to your hotel afterwards

Surgery Day

We'll check you out from your hotel and take you to the ACIABDEM HOSPITAL for your surgery.

You'll stay at the hospital for 2 nights.

Rest & Recovery

You'll rest in the hospital.

Controls & Discharge

Upon Dr. Emrah Aslan's controls and his approval you'll be discharged from the hospital.

After discharge our transfer service will take you back to your hotel and check you in. Then you'll rest in your hotel.

Rest & Recovery

You'll rest in your hotel.

Rest & Recovery

You'll rest in your hotel.

Final Control & Returning Home

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Dr. Emrah Aslan's clinic at Akasya Tower for a final examination. Dr. Emrah Aslan will conduct a detailed examination and change bandages if necessary.

Our VIP transfer service will take you to the airport for your departure flight scheduled for after 2 pm.

Pricing & Packaging information of Tummy Tuck

Basic Plan
  • Tummy Tuck Operation
  • 360 Vaser Lipo
  • VIP Transfer
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Europe: 4500 €
  • UK: 4000£
  • USA: 4950$
Premium Plan
  • Tummy Tuck Operation
  • 360 Vaser Lipo
  • VIP Transfer
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Europe: 5500 €
  • UK: 4750 £
  • USA: 6000 $

Pricing & Packaging information of
Mini Tummy Tuck

Basic Plan
  • Mini Tummy Tuck Operation
  • 360 Vaser Lipo
  • VIP Transfer
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Europe: 4300 €
  • UK: 3750£
  • USA: 4750$
Premium Plan
  • Mini Tummy Tuck Operation
  • 360 Vaser Lipo
  • VIP Transfer
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Europe: 5300 €
  • UK: 4600 £
  • USA: 5850 $

Pricing & Packaging information of Belt Lipectomy

Basic Plan
  • Belt Lipectomy Operation
  • 360 Vaser Lipo
  • VIP Transfer
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Europe: 6000 €
  • UK: 5250£
  • USA: 6600$
Premium Plan
  • Belt Lipectomy Operation
  • 360 Vaser Lipo
  • VIP Transfer
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Europe: 7000 €
  • UK: 6100 £
  • USA: 7700 $

    Things you must know:

  • In case if incoming patient’s blood results will not be ok test fee is 5500 TL
  • An extra night at hospital is 300 Euro.
  • Sometimes, in the case of breast reduction surgery or during other surgeries, a piece of tissue is taken and sent to the laboratory for pathological examination. In that case extra fee is 100 euro.
  • All prices given above includes medications that we are giving at discharge from hospital.
  • BBL surgery price includes BBL pillow and corset.
  • Liposuction surgery extra area is 650 euros not included in price. Post operative corset is included in the price.

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