What is a Male Tummy Tuck?
Men often have a hard time contouring their midsection just like women, with excess skin and tissue hiding their figure. However, men typically have different goals for their procedure and unique challenges when it comes to achieving the abdominal area they desire. With a male tummy tuck, Dr. Shienbaum addresses these unique concerns and challenges, using surgical techniques to remove excess skin and tissue hanging over the midsection.
Who is a Good Candidate for the Male Tummy Tuck?
A good candidate for the male tummy tuck is any man who wants to improve the appearance of his abdominal area. Men often choose a tummy tuck when they have stretched skin and tissue present after significant weight loss. The best candidates will already be in their healthy weight range and have no medical conditions that would delay healing. Dr. Shienbaum can meet with you to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure or not.
Male Tummy Tuck Treatment Options
The tummy tuck can be customized based on your concerns, the severity of your excess skin and tissue, and your unique goals. Dr. Shienbaum may recommend one of the following as part of your tummy tuck procedure:
Traditional Tummy Tuck
With a traditional tummy tuck, an incision is made below the beltline where scarring is easily concealed. Dr. Shienbaum can then tighten the underlying abdominal muscles, smooth the skin, and remove any excess. The belly button may also be repositioned during this technique.
Extended Tummy Tuck
An extended tummy tuck is typically used when significant loose skin and tissue is present, extending from the abdomen to the flanks and back. This is usually due to significant weight loss and may be included as part of a lower-body lift.
For many patients, stubborn fat is also present with excess skin and tissue. During the tummy tuck, Dr. Shienbaum may use liposuction techniques and a procedure known as abdominal etching. During abdominal etching, Dr. Shienbaum can remove stubborn fat to sculpt the abs or v-line, creating a more muscular appearance.
Male Tummy Tuck Recovery
Your exact recovery time will vary based on the techniques used during your procedure. However, patients can typically resume regular activities after 2-4 weeks. During this time, you should plan to take work off and rest at home. Some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort can be expected and is manageable with pain medication. You should avoid certain movements that involve the abdominal muscles like standing up quickly or lifting heavy objects. Exercise will need to be restricted for several weeks. Dr. Shienbaum can give a more detailed timeline of your recovery during your consultation.
Male Tummy Tuck Results
Swelling can linger on the abdomen for several months, masking your final results, so it’s important to be patient during this time. Once the swelling has diminished, you can enjoy a more toned abdomen without excess skin and tissue in the way. Patients report feeling more confident wearing the clothes they want or going shirtless. While the results of a tummy tuck are long-lasting, you should be sure to maintain your healthy weight for the best results.
Choosing Your Male Tummy Tuck Surgeon in Tampa, Florida
The first step to transforming your figure with a tummy tuck is to schedule your consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Those in the Tampa, FL area can trust Dr. Shienbaum with their tummy tuck procedure. Dr. Shienbaum is highly experienced with performing the tummy tuck for men and will be happy to answer any questions you have. To schedule your consultation, contact our office today.