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In the year 2014, I performed a tummy tuck surgery procedure on a man who had lost 200 kilos. He lost this through dieting, exercise, and hypnotherapy. His course was followed and featured on the Today Tonight television program on channel 7. Once he had lost the weight, he had excess skin that was hanging from his lower stomach. I performed a full abdominoplasty lipotuck (tummy tuck surgery) and removed all of the skin from his umbilicus down to his groin. The area of skin that was removed reached almost 1 meter in diameter.
Initially, a tummy tuck was performed by excising the skin and fat as well as cauterisation of blood vessels. Over the last few years, a method called lipotuck was developed in America where the tumescent technique of liposculpture is initially performed. We have been performing tumescent bliposuction for over 22 years and this form of liposculpture causes closure of the blood vessels and has some antibacterial effects. As a result, there tends to be little bleeding with the procedure. Once the fat is totally suctioned out, the loose skin can be delineated and excised. There are 2 main types of tummy tucks that we perform. One is the mini tuck where just the skin from the lower stomach is removed. The other is the full lipotuck where the skin is removed right up to the umbilicus and the umbilicus is repositioned through a new hole.
Yes. It is quite common for men to have tummy tucks due to significant weight loss. This male tummy tuck procedure is particularly seen following lap banding or gastric sleeve where a person may lose between 30 to 70 kilos of weight which results in loose skin on the lower stomach.
The amount of excess fat and fat deposits removed during a male abdominoplasty is usually minor, as the patient lost a considerable amount of weight in most cases. The majority of patients that choose this surgical procedure are bothered by a large quantity of excess abdominal skin, which is a remnant of their weight fluctuations and weight loss journey. During the procedure, the excess skin is removed from the abdominal area for a more contoured midsection appearance.
Please note that not all patients require full abdominoplasty surgery to remove excess skin. In some cases, the excess skin is situated on the lower abdomen alone, which often means the cosmetic surgery can perform a mini tummy tuck. During the mini tummy tuck, the surgeon focuses on the lower abdomen and does not have to remove and relocate the belly button.
In cases of massive weight loss, some patients may seek a body lift. This procedure is used by patients who are left with excess skin in other areas as well; this can include the chest, arms, thighs, and abdomen. In most cases, the skin is having a negative influence on the patient’s daily life, causing infections and chafing burns.
As with all cosmetic surgery, tummy tuck surgery should only be done by an experienced board-certified surgeon. If you believe you are a good candidate for this body contouring procedure, it is important to choose the right surgeon to execute your surgery. The Institute of Aesthetics is one of the few clinics that specialise in liposuction procedures, so you will be in capable hands when you choose our clinic.
Essentially, they are exactly the same procedure. Men often have less stretching and opening of the rectus abdominal muscle as one sees in women. Often, the muscle is damaged or stretched through carrying children during pregnancy.
All patients with a tummy tuck have a long scar that may irregular, red, or thickened. It is important to be informed and maintain realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure. Sometimes patients do require a second procedure on the edges of the tuck to correct any folding of the skin. The most severe risk as with all surgeries would be infection and scarring.
We advise patients to rest for 2-3 weeks following a tummy tuck where no strenuous activities are conducted such as heavy lifting. Patients may also be required to wear a compression garment for the first weeks after surgery. Rest is important due to the removal of such a large amount of tissue and there is always a risk of collection of fluid or blood under the tuck which may require further treatment.
Patients who had general anesthesia need to refrain from making any important decisions for at least 48 hours; this includes signing any legal or important documents. General anaesthesia can cause confusion and fatigue, so this is something to consider during the first few days of your recovery.
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Tummy Tuck For Men procedures. Our surgeons will explain all of this in detail to you before surgery.
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The scar stretches across the lower stomach, ideally about 6-7 cm from the penis. The length of the scar is dependent on how much skin has to be removed.
Yes, liposculpture or excision of man boobs can be performed at the same as a lipotuck as can other procedures such as laser blepharoplasty or liposuction of other areas.
Yes. If the patient is lighter there is less fat and there is less risk associated with the male tummy tuck surgery.
There is no specific weight, but generally one would like to see a person under 100 kilos and ideally around 80 kilos. The actual weight requirement does depend on the height of the person.
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