Most men are interested in achieving a toned, athletic, muscular stomach. However, reaching this goal is not always possible through diet and exercise alone. This is especially true for men who have lost a significant amount of weight and are now faced with loose skin throughout the abdominal area. Dr. Ourian, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, is lauded as performing the best male tummy tuck Beverly Hills patients can obtain.

What is a Male Tummy Tuck?

Dr. Ourian’s signature Beverly Hills Male tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure which removes excess, loose skin from the abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles. Most men choose a tummy tuck after losing a significant amount of weight to achieve a muscular, toned, and athletic look.

Male Tummy Tuck

At A Glance

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Surgery Length: 2 - 4 Hours

Recovery Time: 2 Weeks

Anesthesia: General

Who is a Good Candidate for Male Tummy Tuck Surgery in Los Angeles?

Men who have loose skin in the abdominal area, especially after a drastic weight loss, are often good candidates for Dr. Ourian’s Beverly Hills tummy tuck surgery. Candidates may also have loose, separated, or Men who have loose skin in the abdominal area, especially after a drastic weight loss, are often good candidates for male tummy tuck surgery. Candidates may also have loose, separated, or damaged abdominal muscles and areas of stubborn, exercise-resistant fat in the lower abdominal area. Tummy tuck candidates should be at a stable, healthy weight before pursuing the procedure, and must be generally healthy overall. Finally, it’s best that tummy tuck patients are also non-smokers. 

What are the Different Tummy Tuck Techniques and Which is Right For Me?

Full Tummy Tuck

Full tummy tucks are performed by making a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen from hip to hip followed by an incision around the belly button. Through these incisions, Dr. Ourian tightens to “six pack” abdominal muscles that can become damaged and separated, a condition known as diastasis recti. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat from the area, and any loose, excess skin is removed. With these steps complete, Dr. Ourian will then pull the skin taut and down, and reposition the belly button so that it is in a natural-appearing placement. Full tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia and usually take about three hours to complete.

Extended Tummy Tuck

The extended tummy tuck is the best procedure for men who have excess skin and fat around the hips, “love handles,” and back as well as the stomach area. To address these areas, Dr. Ourian will extend the tummy tuck incision onto the flanks and back. This longer incision is still well-hidden by most clothing, including underwear or a swimsuit. Like a full tummy tuck, the belly button must be repositioned for an extended tummy tuck.

Mini Tummy Tuck

The extended tummy tuck is the best procedure for men who have excess skin and fat around the hips, “love handles,” and back as well as the stomach area. To address these areas, Dr. Ourian will extend the tummy tuck incision onto the flanks and back. This longer incision is still well-hidden by most clothing, including underwear or a swimsuit. Like a full tummy tuck, the belly button must be repositioned for an extended tummy tuck.

What is Male Tummy Tuck Recovery Like?

After our Los Angeles Male Tummy Tuck surgery, a trusted person, like a family member or friend, should drive you home and care for you. Drains and a compression garment will be in place to alleviate swelling and aid in proper healing. Dr. Ourian will also prescribe pain medication to keep you comfortable during the early stages of the recovery process as well as antibiotics or anticoagulants. After a tummy tuck, most patients require at least a week to rest and recover at home before returning to work or their normal routine. During this time, you should avoid bending at the waist, lifting heavy objects, or standing for prolonged periods of time. Following Dr. Ourian’s instructions carefully is important to ensure proper healing and ideal results.

Most men can resume non-strenuous activity like walking, cooking, or shopping about a week after a tummy tuck. Some patients, however, may require more time away from their normal routine. Dr. Ourian will monitor your healing and advise when you can go back to activities including exercise.

After a tummy tuck, normal symptoms include bruising, swelling, and a pulling or tight sensation. Residual swelling and bruises can take up to six months or more to fully dissipate.

How Much Does a Male Tummy Tuck in Los Angeles Cost?

The price of a male tummy tuck in Los Angeles varies greatly depending on the extent of your surgery, the techniques used, your surgeon’s expertise, and the geographic area where your surgery was performed, among other factors. Dr. Ourian’s patient concierge will give you a more specific estimated price for your procedure during complimentary consultation

FAQS:

Frequently asked questions

Can a tummy tuck remove stretch marks?
Stretch marks that fall below the belly button may be removed by a tummy tuck, but any marks above this point will remain. Tummy tuck incisions are made as low as possible so that scars are easily concealed with most clothing.
Should I have liposuction or a tummy tuck?
Liposuction removes unwanted fat using a cannula that is inserted through small incisions in the skin. This technique is often used in a tummy tuck to remove fat. However, loose and excess skin or damaged, separated muscles are not addressed by liposuction alone. Dr. Ourian will evaluate the treatment area and recommend the best procedure to meet your goals during a consultation appointment.
Will I need drains after my tummy tuck?
Many patients have one or two drains placed after their tummy tuck procedure. These remain in place to help decrease swelling and bruising during the first week of the recovery process. Dr. Ourian will give you specific instructions regarding caring for your drains after your surgery.
What are the scars like after a tummy tuck?
The incision of a tummy tuck will often times be from hip to hip. Dr. Ourian makes his incision as low as possible, in order for the scar to be hidden well below the underwear line and not visible while wearing a bathing suit. Dr. Ourian also uses meticulous suturing techniques, which result in better scars.