Tummy tuck for men

Tummy Tuck for men in NYC

Have you recently lost a large amount of weight? Oftentimes, we see both male and female patients struggling with excess skin and a looseness of the abdominal muscles after losing weight. If you are one of those individuals, Dr. George Lefkovits wants you to know that there is hope. At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, we often perform abdominoplasties, often referred to as a tummy tuck, on a regular basis. The tummy tuck for men tightens the muscles and removes excess skin from the abdomen. In some cases, our plastic surgeon may also be able to remove some stretch marks from the abdomen. Dr. Lefkovits performs abdominoplasty procedures in New York, New York, helping patients across the country feel more confident in their appearance.

Types of tummy tuck for men 

The regular Tummy Tuck for men involves making an incision in the region above the pubis and extending it along both sides of the groin. The skin is elevated all the way to the chest region. Unlike in women, the 2 parallel abdominal muscles or Abs usually do not require reconstruction. Excess skin is removed and the incision is closed. Often at times, a drain is also inserted. The procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia.

A mini Tummy Tuck for men also entails a similar incision but the skin does not have to be extensively elevated, thereby minimizing the operation. A drain is usually not used. This procedure is used for limited excess lower abdominal skin, and can often be performed under local anesthesia..

 

Male Abodminoplasty Operation

The male abdominoplasty operation is usually performed in Dr. George Lefkovits’s Manhattan accredited certified operating facility, but in some cases, it may be performed in the hospital. An overnight stay is not required.

The surgery is performed through a lower abdominal incision, which is usually hidden. The navel is brought out through a new opening. The abdominoplasty may be combined with other operations such as liposuction to provide patients with a flat, firm abdomen.

Female vs male tummy tuck surgery

What’s important to appreciate is that the male abdomen is different from the female type. Unlike for females, men do not want to have that super- tight result nor the significant concavity of the waistline. When seeking a plastic surgeon it is preferable to have one that is very experienced in male plastic surgery. If you would like to schedule free consultation for tummy tuck surgery in nyc call us at (212) 750-9494 or request consultation via online form. At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery we offer office and online consultations. 

Risks of male tummy tuck surgery

Possible complications include: scarring, bleeding, infection, and temporary numbness of the abdomen. The most serious complications in the regular Tummy Tuck for men is a pulmonary embolus (clot to the lungs). This is a serious but rare complication usually requiring admission to the ICU.

Cost of male tummy tuck surgery in nyc

The surgical fee varies with the scope of the surgery and with the various regions in the country. For a regular Tummy tuck for men the fee can range from $5000 to $14,000 with the average around $7000. A mini male Tummy tuck would have a lower fee. In order to get information tailored to your situation, feel free to contact us at (212) 750-9494 or request consultation by submitting our online form.

Recovery after tummy tuck surgery for men

After your tummy tuck procedure, it is important that you rest. For four to six weeks, you will wear a light garment, avoiding strenuous activity throughout this process of healing. Return to non-strenuous work varies between the mini and regular Tummy Tucks. In the regular type patients usually need to take off 10- 14 days from work. In the mini type, one can usually return to work within 1 week.

Dr. Lefkovits has often been featured in magazines and newspapers and has appeared on radio and television. Some examples include the Larry King Live Radio and Good Day New York.

If you live in the New York City area and are considering tummy tuck surgery in nyc, please contact us today or call (212) 750-9494 to schedule your consultation with our world-class New York, New York, plastic surgeon. Additional information regarding tummy tuck for men you can find at American Society of Plastic Surgeron.