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Tummy Tuck


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No one is immune to change

If your body has borne the brunt of dramatic life changes like pregnancy, aging or transformational weight loss, it is likely you still see evidence of these changes in the form of unshapely, sagging skin that hangs from your torso.

Many people experience their skin becoming progressively lax as they grow older. In the case of pregnancy or extreme weight loss, there may be internal repairs to the abdominal muscles which are necessary to provide you with a contoured and youthful-looking waistline. Tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure to correct issues of loose skin and muscle at the abdomen.




The tummy tuck not only addressed the excess skin and fat in my abdominal area but also sculpted a more contoured and toned midsection.

Emily L.


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What Does a Tummy Tuck Do?

Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure to remove loose skin and tighten the abdominal musculature around your frame. Often, the surgery includes diastasis recti repair.

Diastasis recti repair is an addendum to abdominoplasty that restores weakened or separated muscles in the middle of the abdomen. Post-bariatric patients who have gone through transformational weight loss, women who have been pregnant or people who are disturbed by their sagging skin are common candidates for the procedure.

Types of Tummy Tucks

There are several different types of tummy tucks that we perform at Bella Plus Turkey. Below, we detail the particulars of each.

Mini Abdominoplasty

Often referred to as a “mini tummy tuck,” this procedure treats baggy skin in the lower stomach that is not able to be improved with diet and exercise. The surgeon removes the excess skin and fatty tissue via a shortened incision, providing the patient with a flattened tummy and no lower bulge in the abdomen. In the mini tummy tuck, the abdominal muscles are generally not in need of plication.

Traditional Abdominoplasty

This is the most common type of abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. The traditional approach addresses both the repair of the abdominal muscles as well as removing the excess skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen. This procedure is most frequently requested by patients who have had multiple pregnancies. It is also appropriate for patients who have experienced extensive weight gain and loss. Tummy tuck candidates have loose skin and muscle at the abdomen that negatively affects their appearance and quality of life.

Extended Abdominoplasty

This particular approach is reserved for patients who have generally undergone significant weight loss, either by diet and exercise or with bariatric surgery. In this procedure, the excess skin and fatty tissue is removed from the abdomen, as in traditional abdominoplasty, but also the hips, and may extend onto the back. Generally in these patients, muscles in the flanks and abdomen are repaired.  Patients who undergo this procedure see dramatic improvements in their body contour and in their overall wellbeing.


Prior to tummy tuck surgery, The operation is performed under general anesthesia by a board certified anesthesiologist or certified nurse anesthetist in our state of the art, fully accredited, private operating facility. The incision is generally made below the bikini line. The abdominal area is undermined and the excess skin and underlying fatty tissue are removed. Our doctor tightens the muscles, as required, before carefully redraping the skin. He closes his incision with several layers of sutures.

Contrary to what some patients think, the belly button is not removed during abdominoplasty. In most cases, the belly button is repositioned and will end up with a barely detectable circular incision around it and you will be ready for bikini season.

Complementary Procedures

Abdominoplasty is frequently performed on people who have gone through a major body transformation, including post-bariatric patients or women who have been pregnant. Many women who want to restore their pre-pregnancy body will opt for a “Mommy Makeover” which is a combination of procedures to either revitalize or augment the breasts as well as the abdomen.

Breast Lift

Sagging breasts can occur with age. They are common in the wake of child-rearing. In a Breast Lift, We will reorient your nipples and breast tissue upward for a youthful, perky presentation.

Breast Augmentation

If you would like a little more than just a lift, many women consider a Breast Augmentation after the strain of motherhood. Among our most popular procedures, breast augmentation employs silicone or saline implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Many Mommy Makeovers include the extremely popular Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. In BBL, the fat you had removed from your tummy and love handles during your liposuction procedure can be purified and put to good use.

The BBL naturally enhances your buttocks using an autologous fat grafting technique.Our Bella Plus Turkey team removes your own fat from undesired areas and transfers it to your beautiful backside. The BBL trims down your figure while enhancing your booty!

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Motherhood takes a heavy toll on your body. Our Vaginal Rejuvenation (labiaplasty) can help you reclaim your feminine beauty. The procedure prunes asymmetrical or excess labial tissue from the vaginal area to enhance its aesthetic appearance.

Recovery From Abdominoplasty

Following surgery, you will wear a compressive girdle and stockings for a few weeks. There may be discomfort for several days following surgery, which is eased with postoperative pain medications. Most patients resume limited activity in twenty-four hours or so. Surgical drains are kept in place for a few days to help prevent swelling and the accumulation of fluid.


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