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Tummy tuck surgery is a procedure that is required when there is an abundance of skin in the lower part of the abdomen, that is, under the navel. Most often, sagging of the skin of the lower abdomen occurs in people who have lost more than 10 pounds, during second births or during first births with excess weight. This problem does not improve with weight loss, sagging becomes permanent. Especially if cracks have formed during childbirth or during weight gain, the sagging of the skin is more. Visually, cracks along with sagging also lead to a worse abdominal appearance.

The rate of sagging in the abdominal skin is different for everyone. In weak people, the abundance of skin on the belly may be more, while it may be less on the underside. The distribution of this skin abundance may also be different in people who play sports. If the skin under the navel looks baggy when standing upright, protruding from the side, then a tummy tuck is necessary.

The importance of the height – weight ratio

According to the height-weight ratio and the distribution of fat, fat intake should also be performed in some tummy tuck procedures. To illustrate this situation; if a person with a height of 1.60 is between 57 and 60 pounds, then most likely only a tummy tuck will be enough But sometimes when you are at this weight, your legs may be thin and the waist area may be greasy. So all the excess fat may have accumulated in the waist area. Then you need fat intake from the waist plus a tummy tuck. Let’s also consider the weight of our person who is between 65-70 kg. In this case, fat intake is definitely required as well. When performing a tummy tuck, it is usually enough to make fat intake only from the waist area. If the weight ratio increases even more, then fat intake from the abdominal area on the belly button, which corresponds to the stomach, that is, from the upper abdomen, is also required. As a result, fat removal from both the upper abdomen and waist area and a tummy tuck procedure should be performed.

In which cases does a tummy tuck not work well?

For the tummy tuck procedure, the person must be in a certain height-weight ratio. This ratio is very important for the process. This ratio is necessary for us to achieve a better result after surgery. Let’s get to our question. Let’s explain the answer to our question again with an example. it is preferable for a person who is 1.60 in height to be no more than 80 kg in order to have a tummy tuck operation. In some cases, in people with regional lubrication who cannot lose weight, the tummy tuck procedure can be performed while they are a little more overweight. But if we want to get a good result, continuing from the example,; if a person with a height of 1.60 is going to have a tummy tuck, it should not be more than 80 kg. The best result is also achieved in people who have the appropriate weight for their height.

As a result: tummy tuck surgery is inevitable for aesthetic appearance if the abdominal skin is sagging. However, it is possible to avoid fat intake that can be done with it. If you can lose weight with enough diet and sports, only tummy tuck surgery will be enough.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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