Liposuction or Tummy Tuck? That Is the Question

A massive weight loss, pregnancy and ageing can cause changes in skin and muscles in the belly. On the other hand, stubborn fat can be accumulated around the belly and waist. Tummy Tuck and Liposuction is a combined plastic surgery prescribed to sculpt the belly and waist in just one session.  

Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Together?

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No wonder, this is one of the most common questions asked by people who desire to have a flat stomach but who are also confused about the options available. And if you are one of those people, then this article is for you!

We will try to answer some questions below. And again, we promise that it will be simple and accurate and hopefully help you make an informed decision if you are planning to make one soon! Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Difference Between Liposuction and Tummy Tuck: Are They the Same?

Difference Between Liposuction and Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck is skin removing from the abdomen while liposuction is belly fat removal

Not really! The aim for both might be the same: to flatten the abdomen area to give your belly a firmer look. But…! Although both liposuction and tummy tuck are performed to enhance the appearance of your belly (abdomen), they are two different cosmetic procedures.

Tummy Tuck is the Process of Skin Removing from Your Belly! 

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A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is performed to remove excess skin from your tummy. It tightens the muscles underneath your abdomen to give your stomach a firmer look. This is simply what a tummy tuck is, need more info? Then, check our page to learn more about MCAN Health’s services of tummy tuck in Turkey!

Liposuction is the Process of Fat Removing from Your Belly!

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Liposuction, also known as fat removal or lipo, is performed to remove unwanted fat from your tummy as well as other body areas such as buttocks, arms, waist, chin, and thighs. And of course, there is more info on lipo, too if you want to learn more visit Liposuction page.

In short, unlike a tummy tuck, liposuction can be performed on body parts other than your belly but just to remove fat. Liposuction is not used to get rid of excess skin.

Which One Is Better? Tummy Tuck or Lipo? 

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Although this is one of the most common questions, we should say one is no better than the other. The important thing here is to choose the treatment that is right for you which we will answer in detail below.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction and Tummy Tuck?

Generally, you would be a good candidate for a lipo or tummy tuck or both if your BMI (Body Mass Index) is lower than 30.

Do you not know your BMI? Don’t worry, have a quick calculation here.

Tummy Tuck and Liposuction


You are a good candidate for liposuction if you have unwanted fat on your body which does not go away no matter how hard you work out and follow a healthy diet. Don’t Expect Liposuction as a Weight-loss Tool! 

The key thing here is not to treat liposuction as a ‘weight-loss tool’ because it is not! And after liposuction, you need to continue having a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and healthy eating to maintain the results of liposuction.

You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have been maintaining a healthy weight for a while but are still suffering from excessive or loose skin. This might be due to previous weight loss or pregnancy. Tummy tuck gives your abdomen area a firmer look by removing the excess skin and tightening the slack muscles.

The key thing here is to know that although there may be some exceptions, tummy tuck is a procedure that is advised to be done once. Because after the first one, there may not be enough skin to perform a second surgery.

Are you a mum who has given birth recently and is not comfortable with your excess skin due to pregnancy? Are you thinking of a tummy tuck?

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The operation room for a liposuction tummy tuck surgery

According to our expert surgeons: 

“It is better to wait for between 6 to 12 months after your pregnancy to have a tummy tuck! You need to be at your ideal weight for at least 6 months. And please decide to have a tummy tuck if you do not plan any future pregnancies. Because if you get pregnant after a tummy tuck, then you will have more belly cracks due to lack of skin which unfortunately will be difficult to get rid of” 

So, it is better to postpone your tummy tuck if you are:

  • planning on pregnancies in the future
  • still trying to lose weight

Do I need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction or Both?

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Tummy tuck and lipo can be performed in one session

Do you have unwanted fat on your body and excess skin on your stomach? Do you want to be free from both? Then, you need to undergo liposuction and tummy tuck!

If the only thing that bothers you is some stubborn fat on your body, you can benefit from liposuction only. Or if you are only bothered about some loose skin and need a ‘magic touch’ to flatten your stomach, then tummy tuck only would help!

But in the end, your surgeon should be the one to advise on that. So, we recommend a consultation. Yes, we save the most important question for the last:

Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Cost, How Much is It?

If you have been a loyal follower of us, you would know by now that Turkey offers high-quality plastic surgery treatments for affordable costs because of the lower labour and running costs. This is the same for liposuction and tummy tuck in Turkey.

Let’s look at the costs separately first:

Liposuction Cost Turkey

Liposuction cost in Turkey varies depending on the number of body areas to be treated. The price is not given based on the amount of fat to be removed but the number of body areas. But we could say the liposuction prices in Turkey are starting from -hang on to your hat- £2400. Yes, as low as £2400!

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Tummy Tuck Cost Turkey

What about a tummy tuck? A tummy tuck cost in Turkey is also very affordable compared to the ones in the UK. The prices start from £2490. These prices are ‘all-inclusive’ meaning that they include multilingual patient host, accommodation and transfer fees as well as the operation/surgery fee. Amazing, isn’t it?

Tummy Tuck and Lipo 360 Price

Are you planning to have a combined surgery of lipo and tummy tuck, the starting price would be around £3750, again all-inclusive and which is almost half of the price offered in the UK!

Tummy Tuck and Liposuction in Turkey

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Tummy Tuck with Lipo Before and After, Istanbul, Mcan Health

If there is any place you should undergo the combined operations, it is Turkey! Our contracted surgeons at Mcan Health have done hundreds of operations and are experts in what they do. In comparison, the quality of services prices is 10 times more affordable than the UK and any other country. We provide safe, high-quality and all included plastic surgery in Turkey! Feel free to get a quote from our surgeons and get your good look back again! Our international accreditations and awards are testaments for our quality-centric approach!