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Tummy tuck aesthetics (abdominoplasty, tummy tuck) is an aesthetic surgery that allows removing sagging skin and subcutaneous fat tissue from the lower part of the belly button, removing stretch marks in that area and eliminating the laxity of the anterior abdominal muscles, which have lost the tightness that occurs in the abdominal area after pregnancy and gaining and losing excess weight. Pregnancy and excessive weight gain and loss cause the abdominal skin to lose elasticity, sag and form cracks on it. In the skin that is deformed in this way, tightening cannot be achieved with exercises. With sports activities, only subcutaneous fat tissue can be reduced, but the skin that has lost its elasticity cannot recover. The only method that will provide this recovery is tummy tuck aesthetics. In candidates who are thinking of getting pregnant again, either a limited mini tummy tuck is performed, or it can be postponed to a later period, because the abdominal muscles that are stretched with tummy tuck aesthetics can relax again. As with all surgical interventions, there are some risks decoupling aesthetics, but these risks are rare enough to be ignored if the doctor’s recommendations are followed. The risks related to anesthesia can be eliminated by choosing a quality hospital and anesthesia team. The risks associated with tummy tuck aesthetics can usually be seen in the elderly, serious heart, lung and circulatory diseases, uncontrolled diabetes and heavy smokers. In order to eliminate these risks, it is enough to comply with the controls and recommendations of the relevant experts. The risks that may be seen after this plastic surgery include wound site infection, accumulation of blood or body fluid at the site of the operation, blood clot decoction and poor wound healing. Wound site infection is eliminated with dressing follow-up and antibiotic use


Tummy tuck aesthetics are mostly performed under general anesthesia. In this preference, it fits throughout the entire plastic surgery. In appropriate cases, surgery can also be performed by numbing the lower half of the body with a needle from the back and being awake.

1- Classic tummy tuck aesthetics usually takes between 2-3 hours depending on the size of the operation.

2- Mini tummy tuck aesthetics, on the other hand, lasts between 1-2 hours.

In classic tummy tuck aesthetics, the procedure begins with an incision above the groin that connects the two front protrusions of the hip bones. This can be predicted as an extended cesarean section. After the belly button is decontaminated with incisions made around it, the incision starting from the groin is joined at the level of the belly button and the loose skin remaining between the belly button and the groin and the adipose tissue underneath are completely removed. Then, the looseness in the abdominal anterior wall muscles is tightened with applied stitches. In this way, the sagging of the stomach and lower abdomen is corrected and the waist is thinned. After that, the skin and subcutaneous tissues on the belly button are released from the structures under it up to the ribs and combined with the incision above the groin below.

During this procedure, the belly button is mouthed to the skin with a new incision. After the drain is placed to prevent blood or body fluid accumulation at the surgery site, all incisions are closed with hidden aesthetic stitches and dressing is performed and tummy tuck aesthetics is terminated.

In mini tummy tuck aesthetics, which is preferred only for women with problems in the underbelly area, the operation is performed between the upper groin and the navel, and a shorter incision is used. In mini tummy tuck aesthetics, the belly button is not touched, but at the end of the operation, the belly button is slightly pulled down.

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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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