Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty– For Men in Orlando
An ever-increasing number of men in Orlando are undergoing abdominoplasty procedures. Dr. Spence has performed many of these short scar tummy tuck procedures specifically designed for men. Even though men do not endure pregnancy there are instances where they have a diastasis recti, which is a weakening or space between the abdominal muscles in the midline. Despite multiple sit-ups men are not able to get rid of this. Many male patients want to convert their "outtie" belly button to an "innie".
Abdominal etching is a common procedure for men, thinning out the tissue in front of the abs (rectus) muscles allowing the patient to show more contour of the underlying muscles. For this patient population a small scar is hidden around the belly button along with a short scar just above the pubis in the line of the undergarment to tighten the muscles. For the male patients that have had large weight loss with hanging skin, a more traditional tummy tuck procedure is used requiring a longer scar.
Preparing for Tummy Tuck Surgery
The preparation for a male tummy tuck is quite similar to that for women. Staying well hydrated, walking, a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, and smoking cessation all help to optimize your outcome.
Recovering from Male Abdominoplasty
It must be stressed that after surgery heavy lifting cannot take place for several weeks. The muscles of the abdomen are tightened and may not tolerate heavy lifting for several weeks. Many male patients are anxious to return to their work out routine. It is advisable to start slowly to minimize the strain on the abdominal muscles gradually easing into your old routine. Continued exercise and a balanced diet is the best way to maintain your results.
To schedule abdominoplasty consultation Orlando Plastic Surgery with Dr. Spence, call 407-999-2585 or request an abdominoplasty consultation online. Also, feel free to browse through our Before and After Photo Gallery for Orlando tummy tuck photos.
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