The Abdominoplasty procedure, known as a tummy tuck, is the surgical removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and waist.
Abdominoplasty For Men
Many men who have loose layers of skin and fatty tissues around the abdomen struggle to improve their appearance even with the strictest of diet and exercise regimes. The skin of the stomach sags downwards and it bulges outwards as the muscles lose their strength and tone.
Once these changes have occurred, many are unable to restore their youthful physique and turn to abdominal reduction surgery as an answer. A tummy tuck gets rid of these unwanted excess layers and will flatten and firm up the abdominal area.
Benefits of having this procedure include restored self-confidence and esteem; the ability to wear a wider range of more fitted clothes and a more toned, athletic shape.
The Abdominoplasty Procedure
An incision is made across the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area, and another below the navel to free the surrounding skin. Liposuction is performed in the abdominal area and the waist and the skin is draped downwards in such a way that the waist is emphasized and defined. The naval is restructured in its original position. Loose muscles in the abdomen are then pulled together and tightened, repairing any slackness or hernia, producing a flatter tummy and a tightened waistline.
Mini Abdominoplasty or Mini Tummy Tuck
Patients with good muscle tone and minimal excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen may benefit from a “Mini-Abdominoplasty” procedure. An incision is made across the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area, and another below the navel to free the surrounding skin. The navel is not disturbed, and liposuction is usually carried out at the same time to reduce the thickness of fat in the abdominal wall. Loose muscles in the lower abdomen are then pulled together and tightened, repairing any slackness or hernia, producing a flatter tummy and a tightened waistline.
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Will my consultation be with a surgeon?
All consultations take place with a surgeon. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you would like.
During your initial consultation, we will ask you about the results you are looking for and explain the procedure so that you understand every stage of the process. The most important thing is that you feel completely at ease in our care and fully aware of the procedure and the resulting enhancement.
Are your consultations free?
All of our consultations are free with no obligation. You will be provided with advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire.
What will happen after the Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Your surgeon will see you when you have recovered to check that all is well. Later on you will be fitted with a firm abdominal garment to provide support and reduce strain. As soon as you are fit to return home (usually the same or the next day) you will be discharged and given medication and post-operative instructions.
Bed rest with limited mobility for next two or three days after Abdominoplasty surgery is recommended. However, gentle mobility is encouraged as it helps to speed the healing process. Deep breathing exercises are also recommended.
Between 7 and 10 days after tummy tuck surgery you will also receive a check up and you can gradually build up your level of non-strenuous activity after this time
You may begin a light exercise programme around eight weeks after surgery to reduce swelling and improve muscle tone. Strenuous exercise, however, should be avoided until your surgeon advises you otherwise.
Your surgeon will see you again, usually 8-10 weeks after the procedure for a full post-operative consultation.
As long as you keep your weight relatively constant, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and follow your surgeon’s instructions on resuming physical activity, the long-term results from Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery are generally excellent.