What Is A Male Tummy Tuck?
Abdominoplasty surgery, or a tummy tuck, is an outpatient procedure. It can tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess fat and loose skin for a flatter abdomen. This procedure is appropriate for men who have lost weight and are looking to tighten the skin or for men who are hoping to look better overall.
Benefits of a Male Tummy Tuck
There are many benefits for men looking to have a tummy tuck procedure.
Many patients experience stronger abdominals after the treatment tightens the muscles. This treatment may motivate you to stay healthy, eat well and remain physically active to maintain your appearance. Exercising may be easier and more fulfilling with excess fat and skin removed. Self-esteem and confidence are also proven to improve. In addition, you may feel comfortable in more tailored clothes, appearing sophisticated and self-assured.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Male Tummy Tuck?
Men who are generally healthy and have high skin elasticity may be good candidates for a male tummy tuck. If you are already close to you target body weight but still struggle with fat around the midsection, a tummy tuck may be appropriate. This treatment is generally recommended for men over age 30 who have areas of excess fat or skin in the abdominal area. Men who have lost a large amount of weight may want a tummy tuck to remove excess skin. A tummy tuck procedure is not an appropriate alternative to weight loss.
What Do I Need To Do Before A Male Tummy Tuck?
Dr. Zamora will provide any instructions to follow prior to your procedure. This may include avoiding strenuous activities or prolonged sun exposure for several days beforehand. Tell the doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking so he can advise you of any that need to be stopped prior to your treatment.
What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Male Tummy Tuck?
All patients utilize anesthesia for their tummy tuck procedure. Some patients may require local or general anesthesia. Plan to bring someone with you who can drive you home. You will want to rest for the remainder of the day. You will be able to walk, and some non-strenuous activities may be completed.
How Long Does It Take To Perform A Male Tummy Tuck?
The procedure can take several hours depending on the methods utilized. Some patients have just liposuction, while others combine liposuction with surgery to remove excess skin or tighten abdominal muscles.
What To Expect After A Male Tummy Tuck?
Men who have a tummy tuck procedure should be prepared to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating and exercising regularly. Many patients utilize compression garments for the first four to six weeks after the procedure to help the body adjust and maintain its new shape.
Expect a short recovery period after your procedure. You should be able to walk right away after your procedure, and you may need to take a few days off from work to rest. Dr. Zamora will tell you how quickly you can resume strenuous activities, which may be up to a month after your treatment.
Once your body has adapted to its new shape, expect to feel more confident at the pool or beach. You will feel more comfortable participating in sports and other strenuous activities. You may also desire to wear clothes that are cut closer to the body.
When Will I See The Results?
Some results will be immediate. The body will need time to adjust after the treatment. Expect increased improvement over time. It may be six to eight weeks before the healing process is complete and the results are fully visible.
How Long Will The Results Of A Male Tummy Tuck Last?
The results of a male tummy tuck may last for many years. Some patients may require additional treatments to maintain their new physique. Our dedicated team will advise you on any follow-up appointments you may need after your initial treatment.
How Much Does a Male Tummy Tuck Cost in Daytona Beach?
The cost for a tummy tuck will vary depending on the extent of the treatment. Each patient will have a unique treatment plan. In many cases, insurance will not cover the cost of tummy tuck procedures. We will make sure the cost of your procedure is clear. Be sure to ask any questions you have about the treatment, recovery, or cost of your tummy tuck prior to your treatment.
Sergio M. Zamora MD, FACS is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding communities in Florida.