Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in Tunisia

Abdominoplasty, also commonly known as Tummy Tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and loose skin from the abdominal area resulting in a flatter abdomen and a more attractive appearance. There are two types of Abdominoplasty surgery:

Complete Abdominoplasty: It involves, a long incision is made from hip bone to hip and another one to remove the belly button. Followed by removal of the excess skin, repairing the connecting abdominal muscles and contouring the remaining skin with sutures. A new hole is also created for your belly button. Also, a drainage tube is placed under the patient’s skin for a few days.

Partial Abdominoplasty: In this procedure, an incision is made from hip to hip for the removal of excess skin below the navel and it does not involve the removal of the belly button.

Symptoms to undergo Abdominoplasty

There can be various reasons for the presence of excess fat, loose skin, poor elasticity or weak connective muscles in the abdomen, a few most common ones are:

  • Significant weight loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Natural body type
  • Aging
  • Abdominal surgery

Factors Influencing the Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Some of the major factors influencing the cost of tummy tuck surgery are:

  • The hospital or clinic type and the amenities provided
  • Experience and expertise of the surgeon who will be performing the surgery
  • The destination of the treatment
  • Accommodation or stay expenses before/ after the procedure gets completed
  • Post-operative care facility
  • Any other procedure (eg. Liposuction) performed followed by tummy tuck surgery
  • Medical Test
  • Anesthesia Used
  • Surgical Procedure opted for the surgery
Treatment and Cost

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About the Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is popularly known as tummy tuck. This procedure is used to remove excess fat from the abdominal region and give a taut stomach to an individual who wished for it. Dietary changes and exercising is one way to keep the body sleek and taut. However, sometimes even exercising may not help reduce abdominal fat. Abdominoplasty is opted by individuals who are in dire need of losing abdominal fat. This surgery works by removing extra fat and by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.

A tummy tuck is not the same as liposuction, however, both the procedures can be conducted together. Abdominoplasty may seem like a simple procedure, however, it is a major surgery. Abdominoplasty should only be preferred by men and women who are in overall good health but need to tone loss excess fat from their abdomen. Women who have had given birth to several children can also opt for this procedure for the tightening of the abdominal muscles. Additionally, this procedure is also suitable for people who have lost a considerable amount of weight and now need to get rid of loose skin around their abdomen.

A tummy tuck is not suitable for the following people:

  • Women planning pregnancy
  • Individuals looking forward to weight loss
  • People worried about having a scar post surgery

How is Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck) performed?

Both complete tummy tuck surgery and mini tummy tuck are conducted under the influence of general anesthesia. Before the surgeon cuts the abdomen of the patient, general anesthesia is administered to put the patient into a temporary sleep. This is done so that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.

The following steps are performed once the patient is under the influence of general anesthesia:

  • The surgeon makes a horizontally-oriented incision between the pubic hairline and belly button. The shape and the size of incision depend on whether the patient is having complete tummy tuck surgery or mini tummy tuck and also on the extent of fat in the abdominal area.
  • A second incision around the navel may be made in the case of complete abdominoplasty to remove excess fat.
  • The upper abdominal skin is pulled down and the excess fat or skin is trimmed.
  • The remaining skin is attached with the help of sutures.
  • A new opening for belly button is created in the case of complete tummy tuck surgery.
  • Adhesive, tape, clips, or sutures are used to close the incisions.

Recovery from Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck)

You are likely to experience some pain and swelling after the surgery. The surgeon is most likely to prescribe a few medications to handle pain and other discomforts. You may experience the following discomforts:

  • Soreness
  • Numbness
  • Tiredness
  • Bruising

You are likely to have a scar on your tummy even after years of the surgery. The surgeon may prescribe a few creams and ointments for scar healing but some of it will always be there in the future. Make sure to follow the guidelines given by the surgeon about managing the surgical wound. You will be given specific instructions on how to position yourself during sitting and sleeping so that you experience minimal discomfort. Avoid doing any strenuous activity for at least six weeks after the surgery.

Almost all individuals are happy with the final results after having a tummy tuck. It is important for them to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen to maintain the results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery in Tunisia?

Like any other country, the tummy tuck cost in Tunisia is variable. Depending on the facilities you choose to have, the cost of tummy tuck surgery gets changed. Therefore, considering some unavoidable factors, the total cost of your surgery will be decided. But, the average tummy tuck price in Tunisia starts from 2185.72 USD to 2,578.39. This cost is absolutely inexpensive.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery in Tunisia?

The tummy tuck cost in Tunisia is determined by different factors. First of all, the type of tummy tuck surgery you require affects the entire cost of it. Depending on the complexities of your health condition, the doctor would decide the type of surgery you should go through. According to the type of surgery, the tummy tuck price in Tunisia varies. Moreover, if you choose a clinic that employs the latest technologies and offers leading experts, the whole surgery cost would be impacted.

Who are the top plastic surgeons in Tunisia for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

 In Tunisia, you will have highly qualified plastic surgeons at a low price. Among those top plastic surgeons, the name of Dr. Chiraz Bouzguenda and Dr. Walid Balti are prominent in the industry. Moreover, Dr. Ayse Gurel and Dr. Yaman Zorlutuna of Clinique de la Soukra and Dr. M.D.Serta and Dr. M.D.Ertan  of Clinique La Corniche are pretty famous.

Which are the top clinics in Tunisia for Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Tunisia offers you many prestigious clinics where you choose from. The best clinics in Tunisia are Clinique Pasteur, Clinique de la Soukra, Clinique La Corniche, Clinique Taoufik. However, Cosmetica Travel, Carthago Med, Soukra Medical center are also some reputable clinics in Tunisia.

What is the success rate for Tummy Tuck Surgery in Tunisia?

The success rate of Tummy tuck surgery in Tunisia is extremely high. Only about 3% of people face some complications after the surgery. Otherwise, most patients come out of the clinics with successful results.

How to get done the process for Tummy Tuck Surgery in Tunisia?

Abdominoplasty, or commonly known as Tummy Tuck Surgery, is a major surgical procedure in which the excess lower or upper abdomen fat and skin are removed to stiffen the abdominal wall muscles. Without creating a permanent scar, Tummy tuck surgery can minimize the appearance of a jutting abdomen. Abdominoplasty is suitable for women, who after going through multiple pregnancies, have lost muscle elasticity. It can also be performed on men and older people showing moderate to severe tendency of obesity.

In complete Abdominoplasty, a horizontal incision from hipbone to hipbone is done to mold the skin and muscle to a specific shape as required. Another incision is made to move the belly button. To unbound the naval from its neighboring tissues to Then, the muscles are stretched and stitched into a new position to provide you a tiger abdominal wall. A tube is attached temporarily to drain out the body fluid.

Why should you opt for Tummy Tuck Surgery in Tunisia?

Though it might be surprising for you that being an African country, why people from all over the world come in Tunisia is a large number of Abdominoplasty. Hospitals here offer the surgery at a much cheaper rate than the rest of the world, and oddly enough, it is less expensive than the country where the Tummy Tuck surgery was first performed. The massive inflow of overseas citizens is noticeable as the people from South Asia, West Asia, and Africa have the requirement of minimum cost, maximum facility.

This minimum cost should not drive you to conclude or to question the modern and upscale technologies that the hospitals of Tunisia have to perform Abdominoplasty, or for that matter, any kind of plastic surgery. There are some hospitals in Tunisia that offer innovative technologies like High Super Tension lipo-abdominoplasty (HSTA) that helps to prevent seroma formation since it protects lymphatic vessels. Apart from that, other present-day technologies, like VASER and 4D VASSER assisted tummy tuck is used, and the latest methods like panniculectomy and appendectomy, liposuction assisted Abdominoplasty are done in the hospitals, enough to make Tunisia a hotspot of a tummy tuck surgery.

What is the costing of Tummy Tuck Surgery in Tunisia?

The cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery in Tunisia is almost 60% lesser than the cost that UK hospital charges. It will cost around 2420 euros in Tunisia, including anesthesia, ground transfer, and recovery stay at a posh hotel. It would cost nearly 6000 euros in European countries, and that too only entail anesthesia, surgery, and hospital facilities.

How to choose the right hospital or clinic for Tummy Tuck Surgery in Tunisia?

The cost of the Abdominoplasty in almost all the Tunisian hospitals are pocket-friendly. So, in that case, you should opt for that hospital which gives you maximum benefit, as mentioned above, the recovery holiday plan.

What is the health care infrastructure of Tunisia / Why should opt for Tunisia as a destination for your medical treatment?
Hospitals in Tunisia are developing and trying to meet the international standards of healthcare. Although there is a basic set up in most of the hospitals for treatment in Tunisia, one can still expect scope for improvement. The Ministry of Health, along with the Government of Tunisia is making effective changes for the healthcare sector. The private hospitals in Tunisia are also undergoing a robust change to provide effective healthcare and treatment in Tunisia.

Like most other countries, hospitals in Tunisia have a private and public healthcare system. Hospitals in Tunisia include three levels of care: primary, with a network of 81 clinics and 2091 basic health centers; secondary, with 109 district hospitals; and tertiary, with 33 regional hospitals and 24 modern CHUs, according to MoS figures.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Tunisia? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety.
In Tunisia, there are no JCI accredited hospitals but 4 private hospitals are certified ISO and OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series).
Are the doctors/surgeons in Tunisia of the best quality?
The hospitals in Tunisia have seen a constant change in terms of development and technology. Most doctors that are trained in the country understand the needs and requirements of people and are able to diagnose and treat them well. There are various surgeons that fly in from other countries as well to treat patients. This was brought about due to the economic reforms and various expats residing there. The varying levels of health organizations provide reasonable means of treatment for any patient. There are also trained paramedical and emergency service staff in this country.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Tunisia?
Patients who wish to visit Tunisia for medical purposes must contact the Embassy of Tunisia in their home country. One is required to have a valid passport. Those applicants must submit their visa application forms in person together with the following documents:
  1. A duly completed application form with one picture (within a white background).
  2. Original biometric passport and one copy. Passports should have a validity of at least one year from the date of your visa application submission.
  3. Medical certificate stating the type of illness and the treatment to be carried out. This document has to be in English or Spanish language.
  4. Letter from the hospital in Tunisia stating the appointment date and whether the treatment expenses have been already paid in full.
  5. Proof of financial means which enable the applicant to meet life needs while in Tunisia (salary certificate if working, bank statement for the last six months, property deeds, commercial license, other sorts of income).
  6. Travel insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation (hotel reservation, etc)
  8. Applicants are advised that ALL PASSPORTS HAVE TO REMAIN at the Embassy premises while the visa application is under process (between 10 and 15 days), and therefore cannot be retrieved unless very special and urgent circumstances might arise.
  9. The Embassy has the right to require from the applicant any document that it may deem relevant in order to resolve the visa file.
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Which are the best cities in Tunisia for medical treatment?
Tunis is the largest country and capital of Tunisia. This country is located in the northern region of Africa and is the best city for treatment in Tunisia.

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