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Male Tummy Tuck in Houston, TX

A male tummy tuck can help close gaps in your abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and fat, and restore abdominal contours after weight loss. Dr. Danielle Andry and Dr. Nandi Wijay at The Oaks Plastic Surgery (TOPS) in Houston are very experienced in male tummy tucks techniques.

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What is a Male Tummy Tuck?

A male tummy tuck is a kind of abdominoplasty intended specifically for the male physique. Whereas female tummy tucks often aim to achieve a feminine hourglass figure, male tummy tucks result in a more masculine body shape.

The procedure uses the same or similar techniques used for a female tummy tuck but with the male figure in mind. The surgery usually has three main goals: remove excess skin around the abdominals, close gaps in the abdominals (diastasis recti), and remove excess fat around the stomach and “love handles”.

While abdominal separation most often affects women during and after pregnancy, men can also be affected. Male diastasis recti is usually the result of excess body fat around the abdomen or significant abdominal strain from exercise. Using specialized suture techniques, your TOPS Houston plastic surgeon will correct any separation, helping you achieve a tighter, firmer stomach.

In some cases, your TOPS Houston surgeon may recommend a mini male tummy tuck. Mini tummy tucks are intended for those with a very small amount of excess skin and only minimal abdominal separation.

After Massive Weight Loss

For many who have achieved massive weight loss, excess skin is more than a cosmetic issue. If your extra skin is causing issues with hygiene, mobility, back pain, rashes, or infections, you may be eligible to have your male tummy tuck paid for by insurance.

If you suffer from these symptoms, the TOPS Houston team will work with your insurance company to see if all or part of your surgery is covered. We find that insurance companies rarely cover male liposuction or body contouring as they are considered cosmetic procedures but sometimes cover the skin removal portion of your male tummy tuck.

In some cases, weight loss is significant enough to result in excess skin that cannot be corrected by traditional male abdominoplasty. This typically happens when there is large amounts of skin around the upper abdominals or belly button area. In these cases, you might benefit from specialized tummy tucks like corset abdominoplasty or fleur de lis abdominoplasty.

Whatever your situation, your TOPS Houston plastic surgeon will work with you to determine what kind of male tummy tuck is best for you.

Who is a candidate for male tummy tucks at TOPS Houston?

The plastic surgeons at TOPS Houston hear the same concerns from most of their male tummy tuck patients. Many of our patients come to us after significant weight loss, hoping to finally see the results of their hard work. They’re often self-conscious about excess skin after weight loss or stubborn fat around their midsection.

A male tummy tuck at TOPS Houston can help you tighten your core, shed unsightly excess skin, and even remove or lessen the appearance of stretch marks. Any male with abdominal separation or excess skin and fat near the abdominals is a potential candidate for a male tummy tuck at TOPS Houston.

Why choose TOPS Houston for your male tummy tuck?

  • TOPS Houston doctors are talented plastic surgeons and focus on minimizing scars from your male tummy tuck
  • Our surgeons trained under one of the foremost innovators in contouring for patients who have achieved massive weight loss.
  • Small scar revisions and minor contouring that can be performed during your procedure are included free of charge.
  • For male liposuction candidates, liposuction of the waist and abdomen are included without additional fees from your surgeon. (Note: The increased operative time might result in increased facility fees.)

What can you expect at your initial male tummy tuck consultation at TOPS Houston?

At your initial consultation for you male tummy tuck, Dr. Andry or Dr. Wijay will:

  • Discuss your vision for your surgery
  • Perform an exam, including measurements and photographs
  • Discuss the different male tummy tuck surgical procedures that are right for you
  • Address all of your questions and concerns
  • Give you a packet of information on male tummy tucks with instructions for before and after surgery

What can you expect on the day of your male tummy tuck at TOPS Houston?

In the preoperative room, you’ll have a chance to ask any final questions about your surgery and to meet your anesthesiologist and the rest of your cosmetic surgery team. Male tummy tucks typically take 3-4 hours.

Your family will be updated about your progress throughout surgery. After the procedure, your TOPS Houston plastic surgeon will speak with you to review the surgery and post-operative instructions.

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What can you expect after a male tummy tuck at TOPS Houston?

Your plastic surgeon will review the details of recovery with you before and after your procedure. You’ll be given specific instructions for managing your pain, swelling, and hygiene post-surgery. Thanks to our multimodal pain management techniques, including a long-lasting injection known as Exparel, our male tummy tuck patients are able to minimize their use of narcotic pain relievers while still remaining comfortable.

In general male tummy tuck patients can return to work within 2-3 weeks and begin returning to gentle exercise in 6 weeks.

Schedule your initial consultation today to learn how TOPS Houston can help you enjoy the results of your weight loss and gain confidence in your body with a male tummy tuck.

The Oaks Plastic Surgery is your home for high-end, high-quality, luxury plastic surgery care in Houston, Texas

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