Male Abdominoplasty by ROXY Plastic Surgery
A Male Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck is a great way to have the stomach you have always dreamed of. If you have lost a large amount of weight, your skin is stretched and there is no exercise you can do to make it tighter. This is very frustrating to men who have worked hard to lose weight but still don’t look how they would like to. At ROXY Plastic Surgery, we want you to be confident in who you are and what you look like!
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HOW IT WORKS
Consultation and Planning
At ROXY Plastic Surgery, you will have a personalized consultation with Dr. Grawe in the Men’s Lounge. She will discuss your body image goals and help you understand which operation is best for you. If your skin is tight but you have unwanted fat, you will be a better candidate for Liposuction. If your skin is loose, you will benefit from Abdominoplasty to remove excess skin, tighten your muscles, and get a very flat, chiseled abdomen.
A Male Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck Surgery is an outpatient operation, which means you can go home the same day. It takes about 2 hours to complete and you will be completely asleep so you won’t feel or remember anything. A scar will be made down low in your pubic area from hip to hip – this is easily hidden by most boxers and swim trunks. The abdominal muscles (Rectus Abdominus) are tightened at the center and the excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. The stitches are all dissolvable and placed underneath the skin. Then the scar is covered with special tape to improve healing. You are ready to go home about an hour later!
You will notice a difference immediately after surgery but you will be swollen and the results will improve with time as the swelling goes down.
You should not lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for at least 2 weeks after surgery. You should walk around immediately after surgery and NOT stay in bed. This is important to prevent blood clots. You may remove your outer dressing and shower 48 hours after surgery. You should eat a healthy diet and as much protein as possible to promote good healing.
You will walk a little bent over at first but by the end of the first week, you should be standing straight up like normal so you don’t strain your back.
You may drive and return to work when you are no long taking prescription pain medicine. Most people are able to return to a light duty job 2-4 weeks after surgery.
Remember that everyone is different. Recovery times and progression is not the same for everyone. The times stated are typical for healthy individuals healing from this surgery. The normal progression of healing may be different for those with health problems, smokers, and those who have unforeseen complications after surgery.
When you are recovered from a tummy tuck, the scars will be well hidden and fade over time. Your shape will be drastically different with tight muscles and tight skin. You will have the belly you have been dreaming of
With every surgery there are risks involved including bleeding, infection, blood clots, pain, scarring, delayed healing and need for further surgery. Here are some complications specific to a Male Tummy Tuck:
All surgery may put you at risk for blood clots in your legs and abdominoplasty does have a risk of this problem as well. There are measures taken during and after surgery to avoid this risk.
Most men are not symmetrical from one side to the other and there may be asymmetries after surgery as well.
A tummy tuck scar goes from hip to hip but is very low. This can be covered by most types of boxers and swim trunks. There may be a scar that looks worse than normal and additional treatments can be done to improve the result.
If an area of the abdominal skin does not heal normally, you may develop a wound which requires dressing changes and takes longer than normal to heal.