Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. For individuals who are self-conscious about loose, drooping skin around their midsection or for those with weakened abdominal muscles due to pregnancy or weight loss, tummy tuck surgery may be the best way to achieve a firmer, more youthful figure. Although not considered a weight loss procedure, a tummy tuck can refine a person’s contours when diet and exercise are not enough to eliminate stubborn excess tissues and fat cells.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Ekol Hospitals’ experienced team of 3 esthetic surgeons perform tummy tuck procedures for years and are using the most updated methods. You can meet one of our surgeons and talk everything regarding your concerns and the methods they use.
Historically tummy tucks were one of the more painful operations that plastic surgeons performed, especially when repair of the muscles was required. Over the past several years, the development of some new ways of controlling pain has helped this situation a lot. Good pain control clearly makes the recovery more pleasant. It also means that less narcotic pain medicine is required; therefore, there is less chance of a reaction to the medication. In addition, it may make the surgery even safer by allowing patients to move around more easily and to be more active.
The answer depends on several factors and to what level of recovery you have in mind. If you don’t need the muscles repaired, it is likely that your recovery is going to be easier and quicker. Most patients having a full tummy tuck (with muscle repair) find that they are generally able to drive a car within a week, depending on their pain level. Many patients can work remotely from home, and find that they are able to log on to their computers, answer emails, or even have a conference call after only a few days, although they won’t feel like going in to work for maybe 2-3 weeks post surgery. You will need to walk leaned down for a couple of days after the surgery.
Light exercise (e.g. walking or gently peddling on a stationary bike) can start by this time as well. By 6-8 weeks, most patients would consider themselves fully or nearly fully recovered, although it is worth remembering that the nerves will continue to heal, the scar will continue to fade, and the swelling will continue to go down for several months. Silicone based gels will help the scars to fade away.
There are several types of tummy tuck. The method to be used will depend on the patient’s situation. Some patients with less sagging skin might be good candidates for a “mini tummy tuck” which will leave a smaller scar. On the other hand, if there is a lot of loose skin that you will need tightened, that will require a longer scar. If there is too much fat, then liposuction can be combined with the removal of skin – a very common situation. If the muscles are separated, then some sort of tummy tuck with muscle repair is needed.
While there are typically no major risks associated with becoming pregnant after tummy tuck surgery, it is typically recommended that patients wait until they are done having children before undergoing the procedure. Doing so can help ensure the results achieved are not compromised by the bodily changes that often occur during pregnancy.
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He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 2006. Between 2007 and 2012, he received his specialty training in the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital. In 2017, he started working as a lecturer at Giresun University Faculty of Medicine Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department. He received the title of associate professor the same year. He has 14 original articles published in domestic and foreign scientific journals, and 17 written and oral papers presented at national and international congresses. He is a member of Izmir Chamber of Medicine and Aegean Region Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Association.
He is married and has two children. He speaks English fluently.
- Eyelid aesthetic
- Face rejuvenation (face-neck lifting)
- Breast aesthetics (enlargement, reduction, lifting)
- Correction of gynecomastia
- Abdominal stretching
- Tummy Tuck
- Arm - Thigh lift
- Genital aesthetics
- Lipoedema surgery
- Fat injections
- Body shaping (Hip aesthetics, BBL)
- Minimal aesthetic applications (filling- neurotoxin)
- Fractionated laser applications
- Skin Tumours
- Facial Traumas
Operating Doctor Cenk Melikoğlu was born in 1978 in Görele. In 2002, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. Between the years of 2003-2010, he did his specialization in İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic. In 2015 he worked as a guest lecturer in the American Hospital of Paris. When abroad, he especially focused on the transfer of free vascular lymph nodes for lymphedema treatment, in the field of microsurgery. He participated in numerous training and meetings in this area. There are more than 30 articles in the literature, which he published in national and international journals. Since 2016, he has been working in İzmir Özel Ekol ENT Hospital in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Cosmology Clinic. He speaks well English. He is married and has one child. His special interests are;
- Breast Esthetics with Enriched Stem Cell Support & Dual-Plan Method
- Aesthetic nose surgery
- Lymphedema surgery
- Endoscopic facial stretching
- Aesthetic body shaping surgery (abdominal stretching, liposuction, aesthetic breast surgery)
- Hair transplantation with FUE method
- Migraine surgery
- Gynecomastia correction
- Genital aesthetics (especially penis enlargement)
- Lymphedema Treatment (Laser Assisted, With Microcannula Lymph Protective Method)
- Penis Enlargement ( Lenght & Thickness Combined Mehod)
- Migraine Surgery ( Closed Method with Scopy)
He was entitled to receive the "Proficiency Certificate" by being successful in the examination, which was held by the Turkish Plastic Surgery Association in 2010. In 2015, he participated in a scientific competition by Gülhane Military Medical Academy with his study 'Saddle-nose deformity repair with micro-plate-adapted costal cartilage.’ and he has won the first place in the field of surgical medicine. In 2018, he worked at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, USA for three months in April, May and June on advanced techniques on gender reassignment, penis enlargement in men. He is still continuing his academic and scientific studies.
He was graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine in 2008. He studied at Kaunas Medical Faculty between the years 2007-2008. He completed the specialization on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at Afyon Kocatepe University between the years 2009-2014. He has 5 original articles published in national and international scientific journals, and 13 verbal and written academic papers presented in national congresses. He continues the academic studies. He received the competence certificate of Turkish Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery after his success in the exam in 2016. He did well in European Plastic Surgery competence written exam that took place in Brussels in 2019.
Fields of Interest:
- Neck lift surgery
- Face lift Surgery
- Tummy tuck
- Breast augmentation/reduction/mastopexy
- Genital aesthetics
- Lipoedema surgery
- Penis enlargement (lengthening and thickening surgery)
- Fat injections (combined treatments with Stem cell and )