Have you been thinking about getting a tummy tuck? Are you wondering whether it’s the right course of action to take? We’ve put together this handy guide to help you understand what you need to consider before getting a tummy tuck.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
If you’re considering having this procedure, you’re probably already aware what tummy tuck surgery – or abdominoplasty - is. But for clarity’s sake, a tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that is carried out to improve the appearance of the tummy area.
During the surgery, loose skin and fat is removed so that the tummy muscles can be tightened. So, what do you need to think about before you opt for this cosmetic procedure?
We all come in different shapes and sizes and with the recent Body Positivity Movement, society as a whole is much more accepting of larger body shapes. Women are encouraged to embrace their curves and own them, and only recently has the Spanish government launched a campaign that tells us that ‘every woman’s body is beach ready’.
This positive stance is hugely beneficial in helping us love our bodies. However, it’s not always as simple as ‘positive thinking’. If you’re struggling to love the shape you’re in and you want to do something about it, perhaps you’re considering a tummy tuck.
Here’s what you need to know -
- It’s not a solution for weight loss – when you choose a mini tummy tuck or tummy tuck, it’s best that you’re already at your chosen weight
- Consider the side effects – there are quite a few. You may have to deal with bleeding, infection of the site, excessive fluid that occurs under the skin, pain, and bruising
- You will have a scar – tummy tuck scars are par for the course, but all good surgeons will do their best to keep them as low-key as possible
- It’s expensive – tummy tuck costs vary depending on how much work needs doing, but you’ll be looking to spend in the region of £1500 - £3500 when you have a tummy tuck in Turkey
- Post-birth – you can have a tummy tuck after c section and in actual fact, a tummy tuck after birth could help to improve the look of your tummy and help scar tissue and your c-section scar look less prominent too
- Weight gain after tummy tuck shouldn’t cause any concerns if it’s within the region of 10-15 pounds. Anything over this, however, and that’s when you may experience muscles and skin become stretched
- Your procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic
What about a Tummy Tuck for Men?
Of course, it’s not just women who can be unhappy with their body shape. Men can suffer from negative body image too. For men wishing to lose their ‘love handles’, a tummy tuck for men or a liposuction procedure are two possible options to consider.
Is a Tummy Tuck Safe?
Deciding to have a tummy tuck is a major decision, after all, this is a surgical procedure and there are risks involved. These risks include -
- Delayed healing
- Numbness to the treated area
- Recovery time is around 4-6 weeks
Tummy Tuck in Turkey
If, once you’ve considered all of the issues surrounding a tummy tuck procedure, you still want to go ahead and have the surgery, it’s vital you know you’re in safe hands.
At Este, we carry out our surgical procedures at our sister clinic in Istanbul, Turkey. Here, you’ll be in the hands of some of the world’s best surgeons – who carry out procedures like tummy tucks regularly. They are experts in their field and produce fantastic results for our clients. However, you will need to recuperate in Turkey for a little while to ensure the general anaesthetic has worn off and you are healing correctly.
When you choose Este for your tummy tuck surgery, we make sure you are looked after from the very start of your journey to the very end. Our team appreciate just how important it is to feel comfortable, at ease, and cared for during this time, so we’re with you every step of the way.
Life’s too short not to love the skin you’re in. To find out more about tummy tuck costs and surgery in Turkey, please get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to talk things through with you further.