Tummy tuck surgery is not a suitable replacement for a healthy lifestyle and proper diet choices. The majority of weight loss should be achieved through hard work, but this type of cosmetic procedure can often be a final finishing touch that makes all of the tough choices worthwhile. It is also important to keep in mind that tummy tuck surgery is not a permanent fix and it is possible to undo everything with a lapse in diet or exercise.
The amount of scarring and side effects or risks will depend on the type of surgery that your surgeon chooses to perform. More extensive operations such as circumferential tummy tucks have a lot of scarring, but also provide dramatic results for patients with a lot of excess skin after huge weight loss. Mini and endoscopic versions of the tummy tuck procedure have smaller incisions and, as such, less scarring. They are often suitable for men that have only a small amount of skin to remove after moderate weight loss.
Risks and side effects of tummy tuck surgery are similar to other invasive cosmetic procedures. Bleeding, clot formation, hematoma or seroma formation, negative reaction to anesthesia, bruising, swelling, and mild to moderate pain are all common during the post-operative recovery period. Be sure to report any increase in pain or swelling to your surgeon immediately. Redness or inflammation of the incision may be a sign of infection and should be treated promptly with a round of antibiotics.
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For more information about male tummy tuck, contact Syracuse Plastic Surgery. Call our Syracuse, NY office at (315) 299-5313 to schedule a consultation with Dr. DeRoberts or Dr. Armenta.