What is a Tummy Tuck?
Sometimes called abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck uses surgical incisions to flatten and rejuvenate the stomach by removing excess skin and fat. Additionally, it tightens the underlying abdominal muscles for greater support and tone. With the right tummy tuck procedure for you and your goals, you can enjoy a flat, masculine abdomen for your most confident self both in and out of clothes.
Tummy Tuck Candidates
The best candidates for a tummy tuck are men who have excess, sagging skin and fat in the abdomen because of significant weight loss. However, this can also be the result of aging or genetics. For best results, you should be at or near your ideal weight and have maintained a healthy lifestyle for several months. This ensures that you won’t be subject to weight fluctuations that can negatively affect your results. Keep in mind that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery and can help you lose inches of fat rather than pounds. The result is a flat, masculine abdomen with the right tummy tuck plastic surgeon.
What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?
A traditional tummy tuck can be performed under general anesthesia at our state-of-the-art Manhattan facility. There are a few different types of tummy tuck, but all require an incision in the lower abdomen to access the underlying tissues and muscles. Dr. Diktaban will tighten the abdominal muscles with special sutures, then tighten the skin by getting rid of any excess. In some cases, liposuction can be performed to get rid of pockets of stubborn fat in the surrounding areas for better contours. Finally, your incisions are closed, and you can return home for your recovery.
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Results and Recovery
Most men require at least one week off of work, although you may need longer if you work a physical job. You’ll need to arrange for help with daily tasks within the first few days since you’ll need to rest and recover. Dr. Diktaban will give you instructions to follow, which will include wearing a compression garment to manage swelling and taking prescribed medications for discomfort. You should count on avoiding strenuous activity and your exercise regimen for at least a few weeks after surgery. Although most swelling will subside within a couple weeks, you’ll see your final results emerge within six months.
Schedule a Consultation
The tummy tuck is one of the best ways to achieve a contoured, flat stomach. To learn more and discuss your best options with Dr. Diktaban, we invite you to contact our Manhattan office for a private consultation by calling or filling out our online form.