New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Discusses The Male Tummy Tuck Procedure
A tight, flat stomach is a feature that both men and women often work towards with diet, an active lifestyle, hours at the gym, and plenty of crunches. However, it can be difficult for individuals to achieve this desired feature due to changes in weight, or genes passed down from your parents. Add to those challenges that many of us spend more time sitting than being active and our midsections can take a hit.
Today, more than ever, men are searching for a surgical answer to help them get back their youthful body physique. The male tummy tuck, medically known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that eliminates extra skin and fat tissue. The surgery can also help improve the strength of the abdominal muscles leading to a tighter and more defined waistline. Dr. Carlos Burnett of Burnett Plastic Surgery in New Jersey has helped countless patients improve their waistline and increase their self-confidence with the tummy tuck procedure.
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
A wide range of individuals with various body types can benefit from an abdominoplasty procedure. Patients seeking a tummy tuck do need to be in overall good health and have the right expectations for the surgery. Men who want to remove pockets of fatty tissue or excess skin from the stomach or who want to address a protrusion of the stomach might consider a surgical approach.
What to Expect from the Tummy Tuck Procedure
This procedure is usually an outpatient procedure for which the patient is asleep. Before the procedure, patients will undergo an initial consultation with Dr. Burnett to discuss their concerns and desired results. He will also counsel patients about how to prepare for the surgery, which may include stopping certain medications. After the procedure, the patient will also receive instructions on how to care for the abdomen, what activities to engage in or avoid, and how to manage pain or soreness. Most patients can expect to return to most of their daily activities after approximately one week. However, strenuous workouts should be avoided until Dr. Burnett is sure you are properly healed.
Great After Significant Weight Loss
Having a major weight loss victory is something to be celebrated, but can also bring mixed emotions as men deal with excess skin hanging in the abdominal region. An abdominoplasty can be the perfect final step to remove and tighten excess skin that has lost its elasticity.
Types Of Male Abdominoplasty
- Mini Tummy Tuck - This procedure removes small areas of excess skin below the belly button. The small incision is low in the torso to allow it to be easily covered with clothing. Mini tummy tucks do not tighten the underlying stomach muscles.
- Standard Tummy Tuck - This procedure moves excess skin, pockets of fat, and also tightens the underlying muscle. The incision on a standard tummy tuck is done in a curve from hip bone to hip bone, just above the pubic hair line.
- Extended Tummy Tuck - This procedure is similar to a standard tummy tuck but also removes excess skin around the hips and sides. Liposuction can also be performed if there is too much excess fat.
Candidates for male abdominoplasty are men who wish to have excess skin on the abdomen and hips removed. Men must be in overall good health with no underlying medical conditions. The surgery itself can take anywhere from 3-8 hours depending on the extent of the procedure.
If you are in NJ and are ready to take the first step to a slimmer more toned mid-section, contact our Board Certified experts at Burnett Plastic Surgery today by calling (908) 524-0063. With us, you can count on top quality medical treatment in a caring, intimate environment.