Male Tummy Tuck
A flat, toned stomach is a physical feature that many men strive for. It’s also something that many men find hard to achieve on their own. Weight fluctuations and simple genetics play a role in how our midsections look, and long commutes and sitting at a desk all day don’t help. Truth is a number of social and environmental factors can keep men from looking their best.
Today more men than ever are turning to plastic surgeons to help fight these factors and regain their physique. Male tummy tuck (“abdominoplasty”) removes excess skin and fat tissue while tightening weakened abdominal muscles to create a masculine profile that is firmer and more defined. Dr. Sarah Mess specializes in tummy tuck surgery in her Columbia, Maryland practice giving men the tailored waistline they desire.
Ideal Candidates for Male Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty can be performed on a wide range of patients and body types. Candidates for tummy tuck surgery are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure. Patients should be looking to correct one or more of the following:
- Excess abdominal skin and fatty tissue
- Protrusion of the abdomen
Preparing for MaleTummy Tuck Surgery
Prior to surgery, Dr. Mess will discuss what you should expect before, during, and after the procedure. Patients should stop smoking and taking anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, at least four weeks before and after surgery, as these can increase bleeding and the chances of complications. Dr. Mess will give you detailed instructions on how to care for yourself both before and after the tummy tuck procedure.
The Male Tummy Tuck Procedure
Male Tummy tuck surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The method used for tummy tuck surgery will depend on the patient’s preference and what Dr. Mess thinks will provide the most beneficial results.
Dr. Mess is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). She is also a chosen member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). She is a Mayland plastic surgeon of distinction with the experience and training to provide results that match your vision.
Before & After Photos
65 year old Tummy Tuck patient 6′-2″ & 204 lbs pre-op weight Goal is to address excess skin and tissue of abdomen and flanks after massive weight loss. Patient consulted for abdominoplasty 2 years after undergoing a gastric bypass. Photos taken 1 month post procedure.
Male Tummy Tuck patient age 25-34. 6′-0″ & 215 lbs pre-op weight Goal is to address excess skin and tissue of abdomen and flanks. Photos taken 3 months post procedure.
Recovery: What to Expect after Your Male Tummy Tuck
Once the surgery is finished, waterproof bandages are applied and a compression garment should be worn to help diminish swelling. To have a safe recovery, it is important that patients follow postoperative guidelines, which include:
- Applying ice packs to the abdominal area and getting plenty of rest
- Taking prescribed medication to ease soreness
- Scheduling follow-up visits to ensure no complications are developing
Most patients can return to work in about a week but should avoid any strenuous activity or exercise for two to three weeks. Scarring can easily be concealed underneath a bathing suit or underwear and will fade over the coming months. Applying silicone sheets to the incisions can help speed up the healing process.
How Much Does a Male Tummy Tuck Cost
The total cost of a tummy tuck consists of several fees, including:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Facility fees
- Anesthesia fees
- Prescriptions for medication
- Post-surgical garments
Cost is a consideration for any cosmetic procedure, but it is important to remember that your ultimate satisfaction will be based on a lot more than fee. Dr. Mess combines the training, experience and dedicated care to provide exceptional results for patients. She takes pride in helping men from the Columbia, Baltimore, and Bethesda look and feel their best with plastic surgery options for men.
*Abdominoplasty is often combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a male breast reduction, male liposuction, male eyelid surgery, or a combined male makeover procedure.
Results after Male Tummy Tuck Surgery
The results of a tummy tuck are immediately apparent after surgery is complete and will improve over the coming weeks. Patients are usually thrilled with their results and gain more confidence knowing that their abdominals are flatter and more toned. Dr. Mess’ patients can expect the results of abdominoplasty to be long-lasting if they maintain healthy diet and exercise routines.
Feel free to view some of Dr. Mess’ tummy tuck before and after pictures in our photo gallery. These patients have graciously allowed us to use their results on the website. Additional photos can be seen in the office during your consultation.
To schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon, please call (410) 910-2350 today. Dr. Mess is dedicated to helping you improve the appearance of your abdominals by performing tummy tuck surgery safely and effectively.