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 New Life Cosmetic Surgery Center, we want you to be confident in who you are and what you look like! Want to schedule a male abdominoplasty consultation, have a question, or need help with financing? Contact us today!
1. Consultation and Planning
At New Life Cosmetic Surgery Center, you will have a personalized consultation with Dr. Lee. He 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.
You will arrive at the office in the morning and be home in the afternoon. This surgery is always done with IV conscious sedation and NOT general anesthesia. Thus you will sleep through the entire procedure but be breathing on your own. You do not need to be intubated.
You will notice a difference immediately after surgery but you will be very 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 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. Dr. Lee sees all the patients the next day after surgery. He will remove the bandages and you can shower after these bandages have been removed. You should not lift anything over 5 pounds in the first 2 weeks of recovery. However most patients return to work within 1 week, especially if they have light duty at work. You may drive and return to work when you are no long taking prescription pain medicine.
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. Individual results may vary.