Tummy Tuck in Korea at Lydian

Worried about sagging skin following weight loss or pregnancy? Loose skin can be a major source of stress, but with Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic’s tummy tuck procedure, it doesn’t have to be.


Abdominal liposuction alone is difficult to fundamentally improve a sagging stomach. When it comes to those who are obese or pregnant, the elasticity of the abdominal skin decreases to a level that makes it nearly impossible to return to its prior state. The tummy tuck procedure makes stretched muscles tight once again, removing a layer of fat as well as stretched and sagging skin.


It is important to note that side effects of a tummy tuck procedure include bleeding, inflammation, and infection. Each individual may experience varying symptoms and satisfaction with the overall procedure is subjective. This is not due to a lack of trained specialists at Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic, but rather the intensity of the operation.

Types of Procedure

There are various reasons why people who want to undergo a tummy tuck operation. After choosing the method and design that suits your unique situation, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic promises to perform with all of our focus and dedication. 

1. Abdominal Surgery

This type of tummy tuck focuses on firming sagging abdominal lines while simultaneously achieving a more slender look. An abdominal tummy tuck will allow you to leave the clinic with a fresh start toward newfound mental and physical confidence. 


Traditionally, there are two types of abdominal tummy tuck procedures. 


Mini Tummy Tuck

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This method removes skin underneath the belly button which has lost elasticity. This is particularly beneficial for women who have undergone a cesarean. Additionally, a more natural result can be achieved by using the previous cesarean section scar.

Full Tummy Tuck

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This is the most common form of abdominal surgery. This method is used when the overall elasticity of the skin falls across the upper and lower abdomen, centering on the navel. Following the operation, the belly button will also shift to a more ideal position.

Limitations of Traditional Tummy Tuck

01. Hard to Expect Great Result from Mini Tummy Tuck  

Very few people can expect great results through a mini tummy tuck alone. 20-25cm will be removed with 3-5cm of incision. In fact, patients who can benefit from this can get benefit from lifting liposuction without incision.

02. Risk of Scarring and Seroma

tummy tuck surgeryFull tummy tuck understandably produces more natural results. There is, however, risk of scarring and seroma (a water buildup in the dissected area) of the navel through this procedure. Nevertheless, if a patient’s obesity is severe or the degree of skin sagging is extreme, a full tummy tuck is recommended.

03. Ugly Scarring in Belly Button

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In traditional tummy tuck procedures, the abdominal skin will be pulled downward to the pubic area and sutured. The navel is then connected to the abdominal skin so that a scar is inevitable in that region. As you can see from the picture, it can be difficult to make it invisible. Even if the belly button is stretched due to obesity, it can be challenging to achieve perfect results with no visible scars.

04. Risk of Hypertropic Scar and Keloid

 tummy tuck price koreaIf hypertrophic scars or keloids occur, the hole in the navel disappears and only a very narrow hole can remain, making revision surgery inevitable. Even after a revision surgery, scars often remain.

Semi Tummy Tuck at Lydian

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A semi tummy tuck looks akin to a mini-abdominoplasty and the shape of the navel will remain the same following the operation. If the navel is too stretched out, it can be shortened through an incision of 1-2 cm. In this case, a semi tummy tuck compensates for many of the disadvantages of a mini tummy tuck such as the skin of the navel being pulled up for a taut result. In addition, no scars are visible as the skin of the lower abdomen is flattened.

In the case of a semi-tummy tuck, the resulting shape of the navel is very natural. In addition, the skin of the upper and lower abdomens will also be pulled more taut.

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Transverse Tummy Tuck at Lydian

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A transverse  tummy tuck is a type of tummy tuck that compensates for the disadvantages of the aforementioned full tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck includes the process of separating skin and muscle, muscle plication which is tying the rectus abdominis muscle, and pull the skin and suturing. When you lose a lot of weight due to pregnancy or severe obesity, the length of your abdominal muscles cannot return to their previous state. Thus, many patients end up with a protruding abdomen. 

Difference Between Full Tummy Tuck vs Lydian Transverse Tummy Tuck

The slim appearance created through a transverse tummy tuck is, in essence, the same as a traditional tummy tuck. The advantage to this particular procedure is that there are fewer side effects and the belly button can be styled more handsomely.

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01. Half Operated Area, No Seromas

In a full tummy tuck, the rectus abdominis muscle is vertically tied from the pituitary to the pubic area. In this case, the operated area is wider due to a dissection where the pituitary gland is located. Seromas can then occur in the middle of the abdomen. As it is difficult to resolve a seroma, many plastic surgeons avoid tummy tucks altogether. A transverse full tummy tuck reduces the area to be dissected by half through a method of horizontally tying the rectus abdominis muscle, and very little chance of Seromas.

02. Handsome Belly Button

A transverse full tummy tuck does not maintain one’s existing belly button. Instead, a new belly button will have to be created through the operation. However, scars are not an issue and a more attractive, natural belly button shape can be constructed.

Ideal Patients

  • Sagging skin following childbirth
  • Sagging skin where scars formed following surgery
  • Sagging skin following liposuction
  • Who have had fat removed due to obesity and now have no elasticity on their abdomen
  • Who have stretched out the abdominal fat layer (typically through a poor diet)
  • Whose abs have been stretched out and folded

Lydian Youtube Channel

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Lydian Clinic has produced several helpful videos related to tummy tuck procedures. Watching these clips will help patients understand their desired procedure more thoroughly. Let us help you find your slim figure. We will be with you every step of the way!


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2. Umbilicoplasty


Most people miss how belly button plays a critical part in voluptuous body. Umbilicoplasty, also known as belly button surgery, helps to recenter the belly button to create a more natural and attractive appearance. In order to achieve this look, the belly button will be vertically elongated and curled inward.


It is important to note that umbilicoplasty is a more advanced procedure and inappropriate surgical methods or untrained doctors can cause scarring and abnormal results. For some patients who have not taken caution with their clinic, post-procedure shows no improvement with a large, visible scar. At Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic, our surgeons are highly trained in this procedure and in addition are the leading experts in invisible scarring. 

Ideal Patients

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Protruding, melon-shaped belly button

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Rounded belly button

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T-shaped belly button due to sagging skin

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Depressed belly button due to excessive abdominal fat

The step-by-step process for the umbilicoplasty operation at Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic is as follows:

After identifying the shape and cause of each individual belly button, clients can determine their preferred shape. The direction of the operation is determined by checking the intensity of the hernia of the belly button, the thickness of the subcutaneous fat layer, the presence or absence of the rectus abdominis muscle, and the amount of sagging skin. After sufficient consultation, Doctor An will suggest the ideal belly button shape to the patient. Dr.An will perform the surgery based on each patient situation, and finish the surgery with delicate stitching for invisible incisions.

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3-4 follow-up


Our Philosophy

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At Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic, our tummy tuck procedure has become a routine operation that we can complete comfortably and safely. Apart from our refined skills, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic empathizes with the emotional, financial, and physical concerns that a patient may feel before their operation. This is why we make our entire process customer-focused and transparent from day one. It is also why our Chief Director, Doctor An, has trained extensively to minimize scars and have you feeling your best in no time.

Why at Lydian?

Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic prides itself on being a first-class and international clinic, helping a wide range of patients in the heart of Seoul, the plastic surgery capital of the world. In addition, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic is the clinic of choice for VIP patients such as influencers, diplomats, and celebrities alongside everyday citizens.


Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic also stands out among plastic surgery clinics in Seoul and Korea at large due to our highly trained and experienced medical staff that specializes in scar reduction. With the aid of our Chief Director Doctor An, our procedures result in a natural yet aesthetically pleasing look. Should you have any questions or concerns, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic offers a thorough and reliable service starting from our free consultation until the end of your last check-in.

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There are numerous benefits to receiving tummy tuck surgery that go beyond appearance.

01. Best Recovery and Results

Firstly, Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic has over 20 years experience that amounts to over 10,000 cases. We achieve natural and complete surgical results that do not end with additional operations and feature distinct invisible incisions and special protector methods that prevent scarring. Additionally, our tummy tuck operations minimize pain and bruising after surgery by removing fat as if carving through the natural texture of the muscles. This means that it will be possible to return to your daily life, including showering, the day after surgery.   


02. Perfect Body Line Without Scar

Abdominal surgery will result in a slimmer waistline that can be completed fully with an additional liposuction operation. We’ll be able to cover incision scars by locating them in a hidden area. Our specialized skin tightening equipment helps to maximize the effects of surgery, complimented by thorough and accurate body type analysis. All of this is complemented with a fast recovery time and reduced complications through our highly safe and accurate methods.

03. Sexy Vertical Belly Button 

In the case of umbilicoplasty, Doctor An will collect the surrounding abdominal rectus muscle and subcutaneous fat layer if necessary depending on the patient’s condition. Our clinic goes beyond aesthetic value, making sure our patients remain healthy throughout the entire process. In the case of more elaborate surgeries, the umbilical skin can be fixed to the button of the abdomen, resulting in a surgery without requiring a suture.

Post-care at Lydian

Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic also uses specialized equipment to get you feeling your best. Our specialized post-care equipment includes: Corage 2.0 aftercare, ultrasound aftercare and noble shape.

Corage 2.0:

Unlike existing high-frequency equipment, our Corage 2.0 machine regenerates cells in a healthy way through 16 types of energy rather than collagen degeneration or heat treatment. It also increases the production of collagen and elastin that adds to the thickness of the dermal layer. Corage Cell Fit is effective in reducing swelling, minimizing bruising, and healing wounds by relieving clogged lymphatic vessels after operation.

Ultrasound Aftercare:

Ultrasound Aftercare at Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic minimizes postoperative swelling and bruising by discharging waste products through lymphatic vessels and shaking damaged tissues with large wavelengths that penetrate into the skin and evenly arranging fibers, helping to minimize postoperative unevenness. It also helps to turn tough skin soft and elastic.

Noble Shape:

Light energy and low frequencies are irradiated to the skin to activate cell tissues to relieve pain, and to relieve muscle pain by causing contraction and relaxation of tense muscles. It has excellent effects on cell regeneration, pain relief, edema reduction, and blood circulation promotion after surgery.

IV Therapy:

To boost your immune system and keep you in optimal condition, IV therapy is very helpful in providing vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals. When vitamins and nutrients are taken orally, less than half of their effectiveness is absorbed by the body. However, if you infiltrate it directly through the bloodstream, the effect is magnified and the condition that has fallen due to surgery can be immediately alleviated.


If self-management is neglected after body shaping, the size of fat cells will increase again. Medication can lead to a more effective diet by accurately identifying the cause of weight gain. We prescribe medicine according to each client’s body type.

Before And After Pictures



For those living in Seoul or Korea, Dr. An is readily available for in-person appointments. However, we also welcome international patients with our multilingual service. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic is happy to schedule video conference calls with Dr. An through the telephone, email, or the below consultation form.


Meet With Dr.An

After completion of the consultation, Dr. An will guide you to the correct procedures and operation day. The cost of each procedure depends on the individual and will be discussed during the meeting. Dr. An will not only discuss the price, but will also clearly explain each step of the procedure, as well as provide a list of everything you’ll need to prepare before the operation.


Before the surgery takes place in Seoul, Dr. An will once again discuss the details of the procedure. This is particularly important for those who had online consultation and have not had a chance to meet Dr. An in person.


Important to know

It is very important to not only understand your entire procedure for a sense of safety and security, but to also recognize what to do post-procedure. Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic ensures that the results of all procedures last longer and recover quickly through our post-care system. We provide the best post-care service through state-of-the-art aftercare equipment as well as vascular nutrients, drug therapy, and lymphatic massage. We also provide our patients with IV nutrients and medication.


It can be a major decision to get a tummy tuck. Thus, fully understanding pre- and post-procedure care is vital to our operation and the morals associated with Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic. Remember, we’re with you every step of the way!


Start Your Journey 

Tummy tucks are a very safe procedure when in the hands of experts such as Doctor An. However, we understand that you may still have questions regarding your unique situation, prices of the procedure, and more.

Are you interested in having a tummy tuck in Seoul? Wondering how much it will cost? Lydian Plastic Surgery Clinic has you covered. Every initial consultation is free, and you only have to use our convenient form to get started.

We look forward to seeing you in Seoul.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a tummy tuck?

To improve a sagging stomach, a tummy tuck procedure is performed to make the stretched muscles tight once again, removing a layer of fat as well as stretched and sagging skin.

What is umbilicoplasty surgery?

Umbilicoplasty or belly button surgery helps to recenter the belly button and creates a more natural appearance. During the surgery the belly button will be vertically elongated and curled inward.

How will I get home after a tummy tuck?

After your tummy tuck procedure you will be released on the same day. It is highly recommended to arrange for someone to drive you home or back to your accommodation. Give your body enough time to recover, so take it easy the first few days.

What is the difference between a full tummy tuck vs Lydian transverse tummy tuck?

The slim appearance created through a transverse tummy tuck is, in essence, the same as a traditional tummy tuck. The advantage to this particular procedure is that there are fewer side effects and the belly button can be styled more handsomely.