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Abdominoplasty Tunisia : Tummy tuck surgery

Abdominoplasty Tunisia or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure at Clinique El Yosr Internationale in Sousse, Tunisia, which eliminates excess sagging skin and excessive fat in the belly, it then tightens the abdominal muscles to improve the appearance of the belly. This surgery also helps repair the abdominal muscles that may be stretched during pregnancy and have caused a belly bulge. The result is a firmer, flatter, and more youthful abdomen.

Abdominoplasty Tunisia : Tummy tuck surgery

What are the advantages of a abdominoplasty tunisia?

Studies have shown that abdominal surgery offers significant benefits in terms of tone, reduction of back pain, and increased self-confidence.

A tummy tuck is beneficial for the following reasons:

  • Have a flat stomach, stretched muscles and skin
  • Have excess sagging, sagging abdominal skin, which may hang over previous abdominal scars, such as a cesarean section or appendix scars
  • Suffer from weakness of the abdominal muscles of congenital origin or following a cesarean section, which has caused the abdominal muscles to widen
  • Are unhappy with the excess fat in the belly that will not budge even with diet and exercise

In some cases where the excess fat is significant and the sagging skin is moderate without spreading the muscles, a liposuction belly is enough

What are the different techniques for tummy tuck surgery?

There are different techniques of tummy tuck due to the variability in the degree of muscle separation and skin relaxation of the belly.

At Clinique El Yosr Internationale, our plastic surgeons often perform the following techniques:

Standard tummy tuck (complete)

Standard abdominoplasty is the most common tummy tuck technique. In this procedure, the scar is carefully positioned below the bikini line. The navel is cut and released from the skin, which is redraped and pulled down. This procedure tightens the abdominal muscles along their entire length, from the pubic bone to the sternum. Finally, the navel came out through a new hole at the end of the procedure.

Our plastic surgeons use the most modern techniques for abdominoplasty to maximize the quality of the end result, making your recovery as comfortable as possible. They don't routinely use tummy tuck drains, which is one of the biggest concerns for most patients.

Standard abdominoplasty is the right technique if you need to remove large amounts of loose skin and fat.

Standard abdominoplasty

Mini-tummy tuck

The mini-tummy tuck is useful if you have a little sagging skin in the lower abdomen below the navel.

The scar is short above the pubic area and is shorter than the full or standard tummy tuck. Fat and loose skin are removed from the area above the pubis, and additional liposuction is often done to improve overall shape.

In mini-tummy tuck, the navel does not move and little work is done above navel level. Unlike a full tummy tuck, there is no scar around the navel. Since there is less muscle tightening, recovery is generally faster and the scar shorter. Our surgeons generally do not use drains for tummy tucks, including mini tummy tucks.

Mini-abdominoplasty Tunisia

Reverse tummy tuck

For more extreme cases of excess skin, different abdominoplasty techniques can be performed. A “reverse” tummy tuck involves excess skin and fat in the upper abdomen, usually as a result of massive weight loss. In this surgery, the incision is made under the breast and the excess skin is pulled from the bottom up, not from the top down.

If there is extreme excess skin, an incision that goes up and down, rather than side to side, may also be necessary. This is known as the "fleur-de-lys" technique.

Reverse abdominoplasty

Liposuction vs tummy tuck

Excess sagging skin and abdominal muscles cannot be corrected by liposuction . Liposuction only removes fat and the skin may not retract properly, resulting in substantial sagging of the skin. While liposuction can be performed as part of your tummy tuck, it has very different goals and objectives.

Can I combine a tummy tuck with other procedures?

Absolutely. Many of our patients are considering a total makeover and combine the tummy tuck with other cosmetic surgery procedures. This means less overall expense, less time in the clinic, and less recovery time than with separate operations. Liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck, to help refine the contour of the stomach, flanks and other areas.

Tummy tuck is also often combined with other surgeries, such as breast surgeries like breast augmentation , the breast lift and the breast reduction .

The surgery

The abdominoplasty Tunisia is performed under general anesthesia at the El Yosr International Clinic in the city of Sousse. Our plastic surgeons always aim to have the incision (and therefore the scar) below the bikini line, to be as discreet as possible. After the incision, the skin and fat are loosened from the abdominal muscles, the separated and stretched muscles are tightened and the gap repaired. The sagging skin is then pulled down to drape it and the excess skin is removed. Your umbilicus (navel) is then repositioned in its new position. The wounds are closed with stitches.

Bandages are then applied and compression garments should be worn for at least 3 weeks, which will further aid healing and the end result.

A traditional “full” tummy tuck usually takes 2 to 3 hours and involves a stay in the clinic for several days. If a mini-tummy tuck is performed, it will involve less surgery time, approximately 1 to 2 hours, and less hospitalization.

After the surgery

Advances in anesthesia over the past few years mean that you should have minimal side effects and pain. Our highly qualified anesthetists are experienced in modern techniques and are dedicated to your comfort.

Our plastic surgeons generally do not place drainage tubes for a tummy tuck. After the procedure, it is usual to experience moderate discomfort and you will be provided with pain relievers to help alleviate these symptoms.

An abdominal support garment is worn for the first 3 weeks. It can be removed, washed and dried. They are easily worn under clothing and are relatively light.

Although you should be on your feet shortly after surgery, patients will generally need 2 to 3 weeks off work, depending on the extent of your surgery and the level of physical activity in your job. Full recovery usually takes up to 6 weeks. Light exercise can start after about 3 weeks.

The Results of a Tummy Tuck

During the healing period, you should notice that your abdomen area is firmer and smoother. To maintain lasting results, our plastic surgeons recommend regular physical activity and a healthy diet.

After 6 weeks you will have a good idea of ​​the final result. The final results, however, may be more noticeable after 3 months. The scars will gradually fade and take about 1 year to disappear.

Possible complications

Although at El Yosr International Clinic the hygiene and safety conditions are very strict and our plastic surgeons are highly qualified and experienced, each surgery carries (minimal) risks and can potentially lead to rare but possible complications.

The abdominoplasty is no exception to this rule, knowing that the abdominoplasty is the heaviest intervention in cosmetic surgery, and here are the possible complications:

Infection, Lymphorrhea, Phlebitis, Hematoma, Skin necrosis, bleeding, delayed healing

Our surgeons discuss with the patient during the consultation before surgery the main risks and the methods of their treatment if necessary.

abdominoplasty cost Tunisia

The cost of abdominoplasty / flat stomach surgery in Tunisia varies according to the surgical technique that will be adopted.

The El Yosr International clinic, collaborates with the best agencies specializing in medical tourism in Tunisia, and guarantees foreign patients to have an all-inclusive medical stay in the best conditions and to benefit from a cheap Tunisia abdominoplasty cost.

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