Tummy Tuck in Cebu City

The Ultimate Guide to Tummy Tuck in Cebu City

Last fact-checked: 31 August 2020

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Is a Tummy Tuck for Me?

If you have a tight paunch or loose, sagging skin and muscles around the abdominal area and you have tried burning calories while maintaining a strict diet in an attempt to lose belly fat, then it may be time for a tummy tuck in Cebu City. Men often get a paunch over time (also called a beer belly) and women’s bodies change after pregnancy and childbirth or repeated weight loss cycles.

A tummy tuck (medically termed an abdominoplastyis an effective surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin and tightens muscles. The result is not only a flat tummy but also greater confidence—with or without your clothes on! 

Why Consider a Tummy Tuck in Cebu City?

Cebu City in the Philippines has excellent medical facilities and the local government has been promoting it as a medical tourism destination to much success. Doctors are well trained and are likely to be members or affiliates of international professional associations, like ISAPS. Most Filipinos are comfortable speaking English, so you'll find no communication problems.

As the cost of living in the Philippines is low, the medical facilities are also reasonably priced. You can find good quality medical care here. Cosmetic surgery is also available at a reasonable price. You can therefore easily combine a holiday with cosmetic surgery. If you plan to take part in activities, then make sure you do so before your surgery as after, you will need to rest. On the plus side, you can always recuperate at your hotel and be pampered there without being bothered about your daily routine.

Why Should I Not Just Book on My Own?

While many clinics and hospitals may be perfectly safe, there is no real way of being able to tell how good they are unless you work in the industry. Nobody wants to take any risks when it comes to surgery, which is why you need to be 100% confident that you're booking your tummy tuck with a reputable surgeon. 

When you book through Medical Departures, you can guarantee exactly this. That is because we thoroughly check out the qualifications and credentials of the doctors, their training, skill and experience and also make sure the clinics and hospitals have international standards. We also ensure that the staff speaks English and is well trained.

To get an idea of what our clinics and hospitals have to offer, take a look at the excellent AOS Plastic Clinic, a top provider of tummy tucks in Cebu City listed on our site.

How Long Does a Tummy Tuck Take and What Is the Associated Downtime?

Abdominoplasty can be performed in various ways. For example, you can have your entire abdomen treated where the excess skin is stretched and cut, then sutured. This may also remove stretch marks. If required, fat can be extracted via liposuction, as well. Usually, this surgery may call for repositioning of the navel.

Alternatively, you can have a partial or mini tummy tuck if you are relatively flat on top and only the skin below the navel is sagging. This is a shorter surgery and recovery is also faster.

For the complete tummy tuck, the surgery can take two to five hours (the longer time will be required for liposuction and tightening on muscles). In this case, the surgery is performed under general anesthesia and you may be advised to stay at least one night in the hospital.

About your recovery:

  • After a full tummy tuck, you will need to wear compression garments for five to seven days and will be on bed rest.
  • It may be difficult for you to stand up straight for up to a week so you need to check with the doctor when you will be fit enough to fly back.
  • You can estimate around two weeks off work and a full recovery may take several months.

What Is the Cost of Tummy Tuck Surgery in Cebu City?

In Cebu City, the cost of tummy tuck surgery is around AUD 5,700.

For comparison, a complete tummy tuck in Australia can set you back around AUD 14,000. These are estimates at the time of writing, but it's clear that you stand to save a great deal of money when you travel to Cebu City for cosmetic surgery.

What's Next?

Book now with Medical Departures to save thousands on your new, flat tummy.

The sooner you get the surgery done, the sooner you will be able to flaunt a taut stomach. Look below for convenient ways to contact us or talk to our Customer Care Team about tummy tucks in Cebu City. 


International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Website accessed: 9 March 2020. https://www.isaps.org/

Cebu City. Lonely Planet. Website accessed: 9 March 2020. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/philippines/the-visayas/cebu-city

What are the steps of a tummy tuck procedure? American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Website accessed: 31 August 2020.  https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/tummy-tuck/animation

Tummy Tuck. WebMD. 26 July 2018.  https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-tummy-tuck#1

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