Tummy Tuck for Men: Body Contouring after Weight Loss
Tummy tuck surgery targets the midsection to eliminate loose, stretched skin and stubborn fat deposits. People may think of tummy tuck treatment as primarily a female procedure, but it is common among males as well. Tummy tuck surgery is especially popular following weight loss.
A tummy tuck allows men to improve body contouring after weight loss so that they enjoy the maximum benefits of their diet and exercise efforts. The plastic surgeons at the Landings Surgical Centre can help individuals from Halifax, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, determine if tummy tuck treatment is right for them.
Tummy Tuck Candidates
A tummy tuck improves the contours of the midsection and helps define the abdominal muscles by removing excess skin and fatty tissues from the area. Tummy tuck surgery is best suited for individuals who are within 15 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight, and who have maintained a stable weight for an extended period of time. Individuals should also be in good overall health, and be free of any conditions that could increase the risks of surgery.
Tummy tuck surgery is especially beneficial following substantial weight loss, because it addresses issues such as:
- Loose folds of skin
- Stubborn pockets of fat
- Uneven abdominal contours
- Stretch marks
- Stretched or weakened abdominal muscles
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
Tummy tuck surgery is usually performed with the patient under the effects of general anesthesia. This not only ensures that our Halifax patients remain completely comfortable throughout the procedure, but it also relaxes the abdominal muscles, which allows our surgeons to complete treatment with enhanced precision and greater speed.
Once anesthesia has taken effect, an incision is made along the lower abdomen. The incision is placed just above the pubic area, so that any remaining scar is easily concealed beneath a pair of underwear. The length of the incision is dependent on the degree of alteration that is required, but it typically extends from one hip bone to the other. Most patients require another incision around the belly button. This allows the belly button to be repositioned once alterations are complete.
Through the incision, our surgeons are able to remove excess skin and fatty tissues. We also have access to the abdominal muscles, so we can tighten and repair muscles that have become stretched out. When all alterations have been made, remaining skin is pulled down to create a firmer, more toned abdomen. The abdominal incision is closed and the belly button is placed in a natural looking position.
Tummy Tuck Results
The skin and fatty tissues that are removed during tummy tuck surgery are gone for good, so patients should enjoy long-lasting results of treatment. However, over time skin can loosen as aging takes a toll, and new fat deposits can develop. To maintain tummy tuck results, patients should follow a nutritious diet and active exercise routine. This is usually not a problem for people who have already made lifestyle changes to encourage weight loss.
Get in Touch
Tummy tuck surgery can enhance weight loss results and provide individuals with the contoured midsection they desire. If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck surgery and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, send us a message online, or call (902) 492-2007 to schedule a consultation at the Landings Surgical Centre.