Tummy Tuck

Asthetica offers tummy tuck operations with our highly qualified and extensively experienced cosmetic surgeons. Boost your self confidence and get the waistline you want with our reliable, experienced and ethical service.

Fast facts

  • Procedure Time: 2-5 hours
  • Type of Anaesthesia: General
  • Hospital and Hotel Stay: 5 days
  • Scarring: round the pelvic area, fades over time
  • Common Names: abdominoplasty, mini-abdominoplasty, extended-abdominoplasty, circumferential-abdominoplasty, lower body lift, flankplasty.

About the procedure

Ever wanted a slender, more defined waistline? A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can make it happen. A tummy tuck operation slims down and sculpts the waistline and stomach area. The procedure involves surgical removal of stubborn fat and excess skin. Stomach muscles that have moved out of place through childbirth, weight gain, or ageing, are then stitched back into their correct position to regain a more slender midriff.

This is not a type of weight loss surgery. Instead, a tummy tuck is ideal for those who are at their desired weight and want to get rid of the final stubborn fat and any excess skin.

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Unfortunately, once the skin has lost its elasticity it doesn’t come back. A more permanent solution is a tummy tuck. If you’ve dieted and exercised and you’re at your goal weight, but still don’t see the change you’ve worked so hard toward, you’re an excellent candidate for tummy tuck surgery.

There are many benefits to having a tummy tuck besides having a slimmer waist. You’ll look slender with a shapely physique and be able to fit more comfortably into clothes.

What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

For a fraction of what you’d pay at home, Asthetica can package your tummy tuck  so you can release all of these benefits:

✓Gain a leaner, more defined stomach and abdomen

✓Buy and wear smaller clothes sizes

✓Reinstate your pre-pregnancy belly (or get a more defined stomach than you’ve ever had before)

✓Diminish back pain with less stomach weight

✓Possibly fix hernia issues

✓Improve stance and posture

✓Improve your exercise ability

✓Enjoy undisturbed time to recuperate in premium 4* or 5* accommodation

✓Combine your procedure with other procedures, such as liposuction, under one anaesthetic

✓Be assured with aftercare support from registered Australian and/or English nurses when you get home

✓Take advantage of a surgical travel plan tailored to your unique requirements.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

A tummy tuck is an operation where a cosmetic surgeon detaches stubborn hanging skin and flab from the stomach area. The surgeon re-attaches distended abdominal muscles from pregnancy or previous obesity. This operation is designed for people at their goal weight, it is not a weight loss surgery.

Yes. There are different kinds of tummy tuck procedures such as full tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck. Asthetica's cosmetic surgeons will recommend the best tummy tuck for your individual situation to achieve your desired outcome.

Depending on the type of tummy tuck operation best suited for you, your surgeon will advise you on the expected duration of your operation. It is likely that your surgery will take between 2 to 5 hours.

Prices differ according to the type of technique, including the extent of liposuction (if needed) and the amount of skin and fat removal.

In Australia, tummy tuck surgery prices can be $5,000 to $25,000. In the UK, a tummy tuck can cost £4,000 to £10,000.

Asthetica can curate your entire procedure at 30% to 70% less than what you’d pay at home. We have carefully selected the best cosmetic surgeons in Turkey and beyond, ensuring you receive ethical, expert service at affordable prices with no hidden extras. We bundle surgery, flights, five-star hotels, internationally accredited hospitals, private transfers and comprehensive aftercare to give you the best price and the best medical care. Find out more about our pricing and payment plans.

In contrast to other tummy tuck procedures, a mini tummy tuck is much less invasive if there is only a small amount of tissue to be removed. The surgeon enters via a small incision above the pubic area and surgically detaches flab and hanging skin. A mini tummy tuck does not require repositioning the belly button or stomach muscles.  People who only have minimal amounts of hanging skin and excess fat get excellent results from this operation.

A tummy tuck and an abdominoplasty are not different.  A tummy tuck is the popular conversational term and abdominoplasty is the surgical term.

Recovery time varies depending on the surgery you have. Usually, you can anticipate 2 to 6 weeks recovery time. Return to work is recommended 2 weeks after surgery. Complete recovery and best results are around 3 months after surgery.

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure to remove apron shaped hanging skin around the abdomen that has lost its

elasticity. Depending on your needs, the belly button may be repositioned back to a higher position.  Displaced muscles

will also be moved and sutured back to their original position.

Post-surgery you are likely to experience soreness, discomfort and queasiness. Your abdomen will be swollen and bruised, and there may be a tight pulling feeling.  These sensations should subside in around 6 weeks. To aid your healing you will be required to wear a belly band or compression garment for 6 to 8 weeks. Our health practitioners will spend time with you to show you how to empty out your drains 3 times daily for 2 weeks.

Like with all surgeries, there are risks involved. Asthetica plan your trip meticulously to reduce any uncertainty and mitigate risks wherever possible. To alleviate any uncertainty, we partner with premium standard hospitals with expert, fully licensed and accredited surgeons. You will remain in the hospital or your hotel for around 5 days after your surgery. You will visit your surgeon for a follow-up consultation/s to check your recovery process. Once you return home, you’ll be provided with phone assistance by UK or Australian registered nurses for any additional aftercare questions you may have. We will assist with support you may need throughout your experience, including and after you return home.

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