Tummy Tuck for Men
More and more men are opting for the popular tummy tuck to increase the tone of their abdominal muscles and trim their waistline. This type of cosmetic procedure is designed to improve the shape of the midsection while increasing self-confidence and self-esteem. There are a variety of types of tummy tuck surgery available and your surgeon will recommend the one that is best suited to your cosmetic needs.
Tummy tuck surgery is not a suitable replacement for a healthy lifestyle and proper diet choices. The majority of weight loss should be achieved through hard work, but this type of cosmetic procedure can often be a final finishing touch that makes all of the tough choices worthwhile. It is also important to keep in mind that tummy tuck surgery is not a permanent fix and it is possible to undo everything with a lapse in diet or exercise.
The amount of scarring and side effects or risks will depend on the type of surgery that your surgeon chooses to perform. More extensive operations such as circumferential tummy tucks have a lot of scarring, but also provide dramatic results for patients with a lot of excess skin after huge weight loss. Mini and endoscopic versions of the tummy tuck procedure have smaller incisions and, as such, less scarring. They are often suitable for men that have only a small amount of skin to remove after moderate weight loss.
Risks and side effects of tummy tuck surgery are similar to other invasive cosmetic procedures. Bleeding, clot formation, hematoma or seroma formation, negative reaction to anesthesia, bruising, swelling, and mild to moderate pain are all common during the post-operative recovery period. Be sure to report any increase in pain or swelling to your surgeon immediately. Redness or inflammation of the incision may be a sign of infection and should be treated promptly with a round of antibiotics.
Contact a surgeon in your area today to find out if a male tummy tuck procedure is right for you.