Leftover sagging skin can obscure the lower body and make it difficult to achieve a good fit in clothing. A tummy tuck is among the most requested procedures for men after bariatric surgery. It can correct drooping contours while tightening the six-pack muscles for a more toned, sculpted abdomen.

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Why Choose Dr. Parakh?

Dr. Parakh, MD, FACS, was born and raised in India, where she inherited her physician parents’ love of medicine and commitment to integrity. Today, she provides a patient-centric, customized approach in a world-class practice setting, serving clients in and beyond Englewood, NJ.

Dr. Parakh is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), ensuring she has completed the rigorous, exhaustive training and examinations required for mastery of all aesthetic procedures. She is a Verified Doctor and a Top Doctor on RealSelf, and has been recognized as one of the Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors®: 1st Edition and Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area for 2019, 2020, and 2021. She was also recently selected as a Top Beauty Doctor by NewBeauty.

Dr. Parakh underwent rigorous general surgical training at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital before being accepted at the highly competitive plastic surgery training program at Cornell and Columbia Universities at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She underwent additional education at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery. This impressive background has instilled in Dr. Parakh an unwavering commitment to patient safety and precision-oriented results.

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What is a Tummy Tuck for Men?

Abdominoplasty can help combat the changes that take place in the midsection during the aging process. It is also a significant component of body contouring regimen after massive weight loss. The surgery can address sagging excess skin and weakened abdominal muscles, producing a more streamlined, sculpted physique that is difficult to achieve through dieting and exercise alone.

A tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction to remove pockets of stubborn fat in addition to trimming redundant skin folds. Changes after abdominoplasty are long-lasting and transformational, with men experiencing enhanced self-confidence and a renewed drive to pursue their fitness goals.

Is a Male Tummy Tuck Right for You?

Dr. Parakh may recommend a tummy tuck for clients who struggle with the following:

  • Loose, drooping skin in the midsection
  • Changes in the physique after aging or weight loss
  • Pockets of stubborn fat that don’t respond to exercise or dieting
  • Clothes no longer fit well
  • Avoidance of sports and other activities due to self-consciousness

Dr. Parakh recommends that men are at or close to their goal weight before undergoing a tummy tuck. They should be mentally and physically healthy non-smokers who are not currently dealing with any uncontrolled medical issues, such as hypertension or bleeding disorders. As with any cosmetic undertaking, it is essential that patients have realistic expectations based on their private assessment with Dr. Parakh.

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Benefits of a Tummy Tuck for Men

  • A firmer, flatter stomach
  • A more sculpted, youthful physique
  • Removal of excess hanging skin and fat
  • Tightened abdominal muscles with enhanced definition
  • Expanded wardrobe choices
  • Repositioning of the belly button

Procedure Overview

Tummy tuck surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes 3-4 hours to complete. During abdominoplasty, Dr. Parakh will create a horizontal incision stretching low across the belly, with scarring well hidden by the bathing suit line. A second incision may also be created in order to reposition the navel in a more youthful-looking location. The doctor will then tighten the underlying abdominal muscles and trim excess skin. Liposuction may be used to eradicate stubborn fat, further streamlining the midsection. The incisions are then closed with sutures, and the patient is placed in the recovery suite for monitoring.

After a Tummy Tuck

After abdominoplasty, patients will receive a detailed aftercare plan along with prescription pain medications. A compression garment may be provided to help reduce swelling and keep the newly sculpted abdominal shape intact.

It is common to experience swelling, bruising, and soreness after surgery. These side effects tend to last several days. Patients can usually resume work within two weeks, provided that their jobs are sedentary.

Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 6 weeks post-op. Dr. Parakh will schedule regular follow-up appointments to ensure your recovery remains on track and that you are pleased with your outcome.

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FAQ

What are the risks?

What are the different types of tummy tucks?

What are the risks?

Surgical risks are greatly minimized by choosing a board-certified cosmetic authority, such as Dr. Parakh. However, all surgeries come with inherent risks. These may include poor reactions to anesthesia, poor wound healing, seroma, scarring, prolonged swelling, and changes in skin sensation, among others.

What are the different types of tummy tucks?

A full tummy tuck addresses skin above and below the navel, along with the underlying abdominal muscles. A mini tummy tuck may be appropriate for patients only struggling with excess skin below the navel. A mini tummy tuck, however, will not improve the position of the belly button as a full tummy tuck does. A fleur de lis tummy tuck involves both vertical and horizontal incisions and is ideal for patients with a more significant amount of skin to be excised.

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