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Tummy Tuck Surgery in Turkey

The most affected area in women who have given birth or lost excessive weight is the abdominal area. Both cracks may form in this area and excessive sagging of the skin may occur. Relaxation of the abdominal muscles (diast muscle) is also seen in most patients. In this case, the treatment is tummy tuck surgery. This surgery is usually performed in combination with fat removal surgery, which we call liposuction.

When Should I Have Tummy Tuck Surgery?

If a serious excess has formed in your abdominal area after childbirth or excessive weight gain and loss, you may be eligible for this procedure if it does not go away despite sports and weight loss.

It is useful to clearly state your wishes, diseases, medications you use, whether you smoke or not in the conversation you will have with your plastic surgeon before the operation. If you want to get a good result from this surgery, you need to be at your ideal weight.

Before surgery, you should stop smoking 3 weeks before, blood thinners and herbal tea consumption 1 week before.

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes an average of 3 hours. A full tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck can be performed. In general, liposuction is performed in the abdomen and lumbar region in most patients. A similar but longer incision is made on the underside of the abdomen, similar to a caesarean scar, so that it remains under the bikini, and all the saggy skin left under the belly button is removed, if there is muscle relaxation in the muscles, it is tightened again with stitches called the internal corset technique. The belly button is recreated in its new place with a more uniform shape (more upright and youthful-looking). After the operation, usually two drains are inserted, which draw the blood that will accumulate inside, and a corset is put on by dressing.

In the case of a mini tummy tuck, excess skin is done only to patients who are under the belly button, the location of the belly button is not changed, there is a shorter scar than a normal tummy tuck.

After Tummy Tuck Surgery

After a tummy tuck, patients feel tightness in the abdominal areas, which is very normal, so it is recommended to walk obliquely for the first days. It is usually enough to stay in the hospital for one night, but depending on the situation, you can also stay for two nights. It is expected that there will be some amount of pain, but this process can be overcome very easily with appropriate painkillers.

It is recommended to wear the corset for 6 weeks. In general, you can return to your daily life after a week or ten days, you can start walking after two weeks, but you can do heavy sports after 6 weeks.

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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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