Men's Tummy Tuck St. Louis
Men’s tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to target specific abdominal areas to better suit the male aesthetic. Men desire a well-defined, muscular contour. Sometimes, diet and exercise fail to yield the desired toned abdominal look. At Chesterfield Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, our plastic surgeons perform male tummy tuck surgeries to remove excess fat, skin and sometimes tighten the abdominal muscles to give a flatter, firmer, better-defined, and more chiseled appearance to the stomach area.
What Is a Male Tummy Tuck?
The basics of tummy tuck procedures for men and women are the same. The only differences are in the desired looks and aesthetics, and some men do not need their muscles tightened. A surgeon performing the same procedure for men and women should have a good understanding of what men and women expect from the surgery. Usually men focus more on attaining well-defined, sculptured abdominal definition rather than curvaceous contours.
What Results Can I Expect?
Men’s tummy tuck surgeries can help attain more than just a flatter stomach and a confidence boost. Various techniques of this procedure can:
- Remove unattractive, excess skin giving the area a tighter, firmer look
- Remove stubborn fat pockets
- Tighten loose abdominal muscles
- Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- Create a noticeable abdominal contour
Several techniques are used by our surgeons to perform tummy tuck procedures. What is best in each case is decided by our team of plastic surgeons based on the targeted areas, desired aesthetic results, anatomy, and other factors. In most common tummy tuck procedures, the abdominal muscles are tightened and the excess skin is removed. Incisions are usually made in the lower abdomen below the beltline so that any post-surgical marks are hidden. In some cases, additional liposuction is required to improve the love handles on the waist.
Tummy Tuck Options and the Procedure
Some of the tummy tuck procedures available are a full tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, and liposuction. Which abdominoplasty procedure is suitable for you will be decided by the surgeons after understanding your requirements and looking at the possibilities.
In most cases, the tummy tuck procedure is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made along the lower abdomen, the length of which depends on the extent of correction required. An additional incision is made around the belly button to allow even more skin removal and tightening. The excess skin will be trimmed off for a tighter, better-toned, and firmer look. The openings will be closed with dissolvable sutures under the skin and special skin glue or tapes on top.
Recovery and Results
Most patients can go home on the same day after the tummy tuck procedure. Post-surgery care includes resting, wearing special compression garments, avoiding any strenuous work or heavy lifting for a couple of weeks. Most male patients return to their exercise routine after six to eight weeks, with a better-sculptured abdomen and feeling more confident.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Chesterfield Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your tummy tuck in St. Louis. Our plastic surgeons can answer any question you may have and can formulate a personalized surgical plan that will help you reach your aesthetic goals.
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