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Plastic surgery is a field that is in constant development in health services. If you are an oversized person and have consulted your doctor about tummy tuck surgery, he or she has probably said that you need to lose weight. However, thanks to the new techniques developed, there is no such requirement anymore. Thanks to the Plus size tummy tuck, even excess tissue, and fat from patients with high BMI can be removed.

Who is Considered in the Overweight Plus Size Category?

Even if you are overweight, you may not be considered in the oversized category. The measure for this is the body mass index, also known as BMI. This index helps you understand how overweight you are, taking into account your height and weight.

In short, people with a BMI of 30 or above are in the obesity range. Therefore, people in this category may consider having an overweight plus size tummy tuck. So, how is this body mass index calculated? How do I know what I am?

The formula for calculating BMI is: (BMI = KG / m x m) That is, the person’s weight in KG is divided by the square of his/her height in meters. The resulting figure is compared with the BMI chart and the weight category of the person is determined.

We are aware that the formula sounds a bit complicated. Therefore, you should learn your body mass index instantly with this calculation instrument and follow our article more consciously.

You have now learned your Body Mass Index. So, which health category exactly do you belong to? Let’s examine how far you are from ideal values.

Values That Are Considered Normal

The ideal values of body mass index vary according to age. If we examine the ideal values:

Age Interval Ideal Value Interval
19-24 Age 19-24 BMI
25-34 Age 20-25 BMI
35-44 Age 21-26 BMI
45-54 Age 22-27 BMI
55-64 Age 23-28 BMI
65 and Over Age 24-29 BMI

Meaning of Value Intervals (For Adults)

Although BMI values are assessed differently for men and women, the table determined by the World Health Organization as an average value is as follows. This table can be used for both men and women over the age of 18.

BMI Value Interval Category
<16 Extreme Thinness
16 – 17 Medium Thinness
17 – 18,5 Mild Thinness
18,5 – 25 Normal
25 – 30 Overweight
30 – 35 1st Category Obese
35 – 40 2nd Category Obese
40+ 3rd Category Obese

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Regular Tummy Tuck vs. Plus Size Tummy Tuck

The main difference between standard and plus size tummy tuck is that the amount of tissue and fat removed in plus size surgery is higher than the traditional method.

As a result, even if you are highly obese, there is no significant difference in the operation phase of the plus-size tummy tuck. You can examine the stages in detail in the infographic below:

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As we have mentioned above, if your BMI is 30 and above, you are considered plus size. However, it would be better to confirm exactly which type of tummy tuck option would be more suitable for you after the consultation with your doctor. Because standard tummy tuck application may be sufficient for people whose BMI is slightly above 30.

Eligible Candidates

Plus size tummy tuck is for people, who are in good general health, do not smoke and do not consume alcohol, and have lost a significant amount of weight with diet or bariatric surgery. It is a suitable procedure for candidates with the following conditions:

  • Those with loose abdominal muscles
  • A large amount of sagging skin
  • A bulging waist
  • Those who are asked to lose weight for tummy tuck surgery

If you have the above problems, you can have a plus-size tummy tuck surgery. However, after this stage, there are still some features that you must have and some conditions that you must meet:

  • Having general health that is not an obstacle for the surgery.
  • Not smoking
  • Not being pregnant
  • Having realistic expectations

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What Exactly Does This Special Procedure Test?

This special procedure is a very effective treatment option for the following conditions. These are:

  • Removal of sagging and excess skin tissue
  • Tightening the abdominal muscles
  • Tightening the thigh and buttocks area
  • Lifting the thigh and buttocks area
  • Strengthening the abdominal walls
  • Minimizing or completely fixing the skin cracks
  • Increasing the patient’s quality of life and self-confidence significantly
  • Simplifying doing exercise
  • Making wearing of desired clothes more comfortable
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Do I Have To Lose Weight For Plus Size Hourglass Tummy Tuck?

Many people go on a diet and do exercise to have the ideal appearance. However, sometimes losing the last 20-30 kilos can be tough or even impossible. In such cases, the tummy tuck procedure is the most important option. However, in the past, patients who wanted to benefit from this procedure were asked to lose weight and go below a certain weight. Luckily, this situation has changed with the new technique developed.

It used to be extremely important to be at the desired weight during the surgery. However, with this special procedure, this requirement has disappeared for some patients. Those who have difficulty in losing weight may even have the opportunity to have an hourglass figure, thanks to the plus-size tummy tuck.


It is difficult to give an exact figure for the tummy tuck cost as several factors can affect pricing. For example, the surgeon performing the surgery, the location of the clinic where the surgery is performed, and some other factors affect the cost. However, it can be said that it will cost between £10,000 and £18,000 to have this operation done in EU countries and the USA. Besides, these figures are only for the cost of surgery and there may be some additional cost items.

In Turkey, the cost of a plus-size tummy tuck is £3,300 – £4,500 on average. In this treatment package; services such as airport, hotel accommodation, VIP transfer between hotel and clinic are included. Therefore, you will not encounter any additional costs.

Country Average Prices
United States $11.000 – $18.000
United Kingdom £7.000 – £9.000
Turkey €3.300 – €4.500

Why Cosmeticium for Plus Size Tummy Tuck?

At Cosmeticium there are experienced and expert surgeons in this field. Our surgeons, who have completed rigorous training in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery and gained serious experience in this field, stand out with their high success rates. In the consultation with the patients, all the details of the procedure are conveyed so that they can make the right decisions. The general condition of the patient is examined and the surgery is planned accordingly.

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COSMETICIUM will meet all your expectations regarding the plus-size tummy tuck procedure at the best level. All planning from the beginning to the end of the operation process is done by our clinic. A treatment package that includes services such as VIP pick-up from the airport and accommodation in a 5-star hotel is offered. The cost is much more affordable than in many EU countries. If you want to have a completely different look with this procedure and to get more detailed information about the subject, you can contact us now.


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