Tummy tuck abroad

tummy tuck abroad

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure of the tummy with the aim of correcting the unsightly look of a lax belly. The loose belly is a very common problem occurs after pregnancy or sudden thinning of the abdominal part. It usually results in the appearance of stretch marks and excess skin distended unattractive.

These misfortunes often cause psychological repercussions that result in the development of some complex. The person feels ill at ease and is not satisfied with her appearance. Considered among the cosmetic surgery of the silhouette, the tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty or abdominal lift, is a procedure that involves the correction these imperfections to obtain a smooth appearance and a flat stomach.

Dr. Chiraz Bouzguenda offers to make your tummy tuck abroad in Tunisia and take advantage of rates up to 50% cheaper than in Europe while enjoying an ideal setting for your recovery.

With her long experience in the practice of tummy tuck, Dr. Bouzguenda is available to answer all your questions about the tummy tuck abroad in Tunisia. You can contact her directly from our contact page.

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What is tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery of the abdomen which aims to tighten the skin of the abdominal region to get a perfectly flat and harmonious stomach. It is for tightening the skin of the belly by removal of excess skin and fat and to make curing of diastasis muscles of the abdominal wall released.

Significant weight loss, pregnancy and older surgical procedures usually cause the withered appearance and relaxed belly as abdominoplasty can repair: This is actually a reconstructive surgery of the abdominal wall.

Flat stomach: liposuction and/or tummy tuck?

Before operating a belly, it must first examine and evaluate the quality of the skin, the amount of fat and the quality of the abdominal muscle wall. After this analysis, three surgical techniques are available to the plastic surgeon:

  • There is only a fat overload the abdominal skin without excess skin: liposuction of the abdomen is well signposted.
  • There is a small excess skin and fat only below the navel: abdominal Minilift is recommended.
  • There is an excess of skin and fat with sagging abdominal muscle wall: Abdominoplasty with transposition of the umbilicus and cure of diastasis is essential to have a flat stomach.

Mini tummy tuck versus full tummy tuck

The mini tummy tuck is a surgical procedure: through a short incision above the pubic area, the plastic surgeon removes excess skin from the sub- umbilical area, tightens the underlying muscles and makes, in addition, a liposuction to remove the excess of fat. The mini tummy tuck aims to lift the sub-umbilical belly area.

A mini tummy tuck involves, however, a more limited tightening of the muscles at the sub- umbilical area, since the navel remains in place and is not unstuck.

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Full tummy tuck versus mini tummy tuck

In case of the sagging skin is most important in the above and below the navel and in the case of there is a diastasis rectus at these areas, a full tummy tuck is compulsory.

Tummy tuck surgery technique

We are talking about the classic tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, when any skin that lies between the pubis and xiphoid process is detached. The flap of skin on the navel will be carried out after detaching. Then the umbilicus will be replaced with an opening made at the end of the operation. This manipulation is called abdominoplasty with transposition of the umbilicus.

Usually it is accompanied by a voltage fitness muscle of the abdominal wall in the event of diastasis, and / or liposuction in the case of excess fat.

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The scars after tummy tuck surgery 

Abdominoplasty comes at the cost of two scars:

  • A horizontal scar: the scar is not visible through the underwear; it is placed above the pubis and connects the two hips.
  • A scar around the belly button: almost invisible.

In some cases, a vertical scar between the pubis and the umbilicus can be considered. It is especially indicated for patients with surgical history having produced a vertical scar or people with a vertical excess skin that requires the completion of a vertical clamp skin.

The scars may be red and visible aspect for some months. Their appearance cannot be judged before 1 year.

During the 12 months following the operation scars must be preserved from the sun. After this period, their appearance will be definitive.

What procedures can we combine to tummy tuck?

  • Liposuction: It improves the aesthetics by refining the abdominal wall and slimming the hips and flanks.
  • The tightening of abdominal muscles: almost always performed, which is to tighten the rectus muscles (the vertical muscles in the abdomen center) to a fine size and to tone the abdominal wall. This is called the treatment of diastasis.

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Full tummy tuck – Diastasis recti correction

Preoperative steps of an abdominoplasty abroad 

  • A comprehensive health examination must be performed before arrival in Tunisia and sent to your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Shiraz Bouzguenda so that it ensures that there is no cons-indication to your tummy tuck operation by Tunisia.
  • A smoking cessation is strongly advised at least one month before and after the intervention.
  • Stopping oral contraceptive will be recommended to reduce the risk of possible thromboembolic complications of abdominoplasty.
  • for ten days before surgery, no aspirin-based treatment should be administered.

Type of anesthesia and hospital procedures

  • Type of anesthesia: This body contouring surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
  • Length of stay: For the tummy tuck surgery in Tunisia, three days of hospitalization are necessary in an aesthetic clinic in Tunisia on average.
  • Duration of the Aesthetic stay in Tunisia after abdominoplasty: A residence of 9 to 10 days is recommended.

After tummy tuck

Drains are removed following the operation when they stop draining blood or serum a few days following the operation.

Immediately after your surgery, the skin of your abdomen will feel very tight. It may, in fact, be difficult to stand up straight for the first few days.

You will feel: Moderate discomfort, numbness, bruising, pain...

Garments are provided to be worn following the operation and should be worn for 6 weeks post-operatively day and night, in order to support the abdominal skin.

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Compression garment after tummy tuck

It is recommended to avoid vigorous exercise for 6 weeks. Moderate exercise such as walking or swimming is recommended until this time.

Tummy tuck risks and possible complications

All surgery inevitably carries some uncertainty and risk,  however they are small and infrequent.. Tummy Tuck is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed each year, and it can be done very safely.

The following risks are possible: infection, hematoma, infection, delayed healing or wound separation, numbness, blot clots,...


Mini tummy tuck abroad


Rather than a tummy tuck, some patients may be able to get excellent results with a mini tummy tuck, a less invasive cosmetic surgery procedure.

A mini tummy tuck is an effective option for those whose lower belly has low muscle tone, with excess skin and moderate fat.

The mini tummy tuck removes skin and fat from from below the button to the pubic area.

The result is a firmer, flatter and younger tummy.

Not everyone is a good candidate for the mini tummy tuck!! Indications for mini tummy tuck and full tummy tuck are different. The difference is that only the lower part of the abdomen (below the navel) is concerned in a mini tummy tuck.

It is important to maintain realistic expectations about what a mini tummy tuck can achieve. Ideal candidates should have a stable weight and do not plan pregnancies in the future.

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a body cosmetic surgery procedure with clearly defined indications. Indeed, the mini tummy tuck is a good indication for patients with a small sagging skin below the navel.

This cosmetic surgery procedure removes excess and loose skin, located below the navel and tightens the skin to have a flat tummy.

A mini tummy tuck is less invasive than a full tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck is a variant of tummy tuck, but with a shorter scar and without transposition of the navel.

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Mini tummy tuck abroad

The mini tummy tuck is almost always associated with liposuction of the abdomen.

Best candidates for mini tummy tuck

The mini tummy tuck is often an excellent option for patients with a small excess skin of the area below the umbilicus without umbilical protrusion or a significantly abdominal belly muscles.

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Mini tummy tuck in Tunisia

Patients, whose abdominal area is beginning to sag due to aging or because of thin abdomens, wanting to reshape their bodies into a more aesthetic shape are ideal candidates for a mini tummy tuck.

How to prepare for mini tummy tuck?

Preparing for a mini tummy tuck abroad in Tunisia is substantially the same as for a tummy tuck, especially undergoing preoperative exams, quitting smoking, oral contraception, and aspirin before surgery.

Type of anesthesia and hospital procedures for mini tummy tuck

  • Type of anesthesia :
    A mini abdominoplasty can be performed both under local anesthesia potentiated than under general anesthesia.
  • Modality of hospitalization: 
    The clinic stay consists of 2 nights hospitalization for a mini tummy tuck.

Mini tummy tuck procedure

Technically, the mini tummy tuck differs from the full tummy tuck. Your cosmetic surgeon presents the similarities and differences between the two cosmetic procedures:

  • Similarities between mini tummy tuck and full tummy tuck: 
    In the two procedures, liposuction can be done at the entire tummy (below and above the navel) and the hips.
  • Differences between mini tummy tuck and full tummy tuck: 
    For the mini tummy tuck:
    • The scar is a slightly shorter.
    • The surgical area is much less extensive and involves only the area below the navel.

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    Full tummy tuck versus mini tummy tuck in Tunisia

    • There is no scar around the umbilicus.
    • The tightening of the muscles can be done only at the area below the navel.

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Mini tummy tuck surgery procedure

After a mini tummy tuck, wearing a compression garment is required.


The mini tummy tuck surgery lasts about 1 to 2 hours.

Scars after mini tummy tuck

After a mini tummy tuck, there is a supra pubic horizontal scar, slightly shorter than full tummy tuck scar.

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Mini tummy tuck scars

What procedures can we combine to mini tummy tuck?

  • Liposuction: of the area above and below the umbilicus and of the flanks.
  • Diastasis recti correction of the abdominal wall: only of the area below the umbilicus.
  • Lowering the navel: in particular cases.

After mini tummy tuck procedure

The mini tummy tuck has the same postoperative steps than full tummy tuck: bruising, swollen, pain ... by less intense.

Mini tummy tuck result

The final result of mini tummy tuck surgery procedure can be appreciated after 4 to 6 months: the disappearance of the little tummy with a flat tummy and a lifted skin.

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Mini tummy tuck results abroad

What are the risks of mini tummy tuck?

It is important to know that the risks associated with mini tummy tuck surgery are very rare. The mini tummy tuck presents the same risks than full tummy tuck, but with a much lower percentage.

Price of mini tummy tuck abroad in Tunisia

You can have a look at cosmetic surgery prices in Tunisia at the appropriate web page.

The cost of mini tummy tuck abroad in Tunisia is £1320.

The price of mini tummy tuck abroad in Tunisia is quite affordable and cheap compared to the mini tummy tuck prices in the UK...

The procedure at the glance
  • Procedure : is to remove the most damaged skin (distended, scarred or stretch marks) and tighten the peripheral healthy skin.
  • Hospital stay : 3 nights.
  • Length : 2 to 3 hours.
  • Anesthesia : General
  • Side Effects : Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising, tiredness for several weeks or months.
  • Risks : Blood clots. Infection. Bleeding under the skin flap. Need for a second operation.
  • Stay in Tunisia : 8 nights = 3 nights at the clinic + 5 nights at the hotel.
  • Recovery : :Back to work: 2 weeks. Full recovery: 4 to 6 weeks. Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years.
  • Result : :12 weeks until final result, scars continue to improve over 18 months.

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