Tummy Tuck

Weight changes and aging processes lead to fat distribution changes in both male and female bodies. Generally this change leads to an increase of fatty tissue around the abdomen.

Following rapid abdominal growth periods such as pregnancy or quick weight gaining, a laxity can occur in the abdominal wall, and it can be accompanied by skin sagging and stretch-marks. These are irreversible deformities which can never be resolved spontaneously. In these cases, the excess abdominal skin and soft tissue should be removed and the strong structure of the abdominal wall should be restored.

All of these problems can be solved at once with a detailed re-tailoring procedure called “abdominoplasty” or “tummy-tuck”. In an abdominoplasty, the irregular and low-quality skin between the belly button and the genitalia is removed together with the underlying fat. The abdominal musculature is revised, and the upper abdominal skin&fat is stretched downwards to close the defect created by the removed skin. This operation is done under general anesthesia, and lasts for 2 to 3 hours. Usually, the patient is discharged the next day, and returns to daily activities within 7 to 10 days. This operation generally ends up with a scar called “the bikini incision scar”, that can easily be hidden with underwear only. The color of this scar turns to normal skin color after a year, and is minimally visible. Abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction for the waist, hips or thighs.

An abdominal corset is used for 3 weeks after the operation.

Tummy Tuck: What You Should Know – Video

Dr. Metin Kerem explains the procedure and answers common questions about tummy tucks including who’s a candidate, how long it takes, and recovery time.

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Reviews of the past patients who had been operated already


“one of the best choice ive made in my life”

Treatment Received:
Tummy Tuck
Arm Lift

Five star

Reviewed 23 Jul 2016
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“Since i know how it feels to wait for good reviews id like you give you one .. my treatment was fantastic .. after looking up clincs for long time i ended up choosing Dr.metin’s clinic and it was one of the best choice ive made in my life .. after losing lots of weight i decided to go for tummy tuck and arm lift procedures. My surgery was on 27 May and im almost 2 month post surgery and and couldnt feel any better .. the healing is going very well and no complications. Dr.Karem is a brilliant surgeon for someone at his age . From the first meeting , thru surgery and post surgery! Honst and professional i strongly recommend this clinic if you are looking for the same treatment!

The clinic is very elegant and clean . Located far for the rush of Istanbul. The people work there are so kind and sweet. They took care of me thru this journey. Special thanks to ferve who still checking on me and my health providing help if i ever needed even after i left the country.

I cant wait to go there for phase 2 of what i call life changing experience soon”


“Rapid and fast recovery after Tummy Tuck”

Treatment Received:
Tummy Tuck

Five star

Reviewed 03 Sep 2015
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“Recently underwent abdominal and flank liposuction treatment. Booked into a 3 day treatment plan. Consultation was friendly clear and precise, clinic was comfortable and clean. Doctors and staff always on hand for advice

Fantastic. Overjoyed by the results. The team were always on hand from assisting in the U.K. To the procedure with great aftercare. Great value as well. Would definitely recommend this company to anybody.”

Dr. Metin Kerem Plastic Surgery Center
A hi-tech boutique of plastic surgery, in a central and prestigious location in Istanbul.

European Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Metin Kerem is in charge of all invasive-and non invasive procedures himself, on a patient-oriented basis. All minimal invasive procedures are undertaken in the clinic, while invasive surgical procedures are done in a fully equipped hospital, specially designed for plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Metin Kerem welcomes patients from all over the world, for an exciting touch to face and body aesthetics.