- Male Tummy Tuck
- What is a Tummy Tuck?
- Why the Need for a Male Tummy Tuck?
- How is a Male Tummy Tuck Different from a Female Tummy Tuck?
- Natural Appearance of the Belly Button or Umbilicus
- Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck
- Health Considerations for Male Tummy Tuck Patients
- Getting Ready for a Male Tummy Tuck
- What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
- Recovering after Surgery
- Recovery Timeline
- The Cost and Financing Options
- Scheduling a Consultation
Male Tummy Tuck
A double-board reconstructive and plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Omidi is one of the top specialists in body contouring serving the Greater Los Angeles area, Beverly Hills, Pomona, Apple Valley, and the Inland Empire. Recognized for his expertise in tummy tucks, he has developed a unique and highly effective approach to tailor this procedure for male patients. Under his skillful care, you can achieve a masculine contour and enjoy a toned stomach you’ve always dreamt of.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty removes excessive abdominal skin and tightens stretched abdominal muscles. It will also reduce the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel. Excess skin tissue and stomach bulge do not improve with diet or exercise and require surgical removal.
- Most effective for patients that have achieved weight loss
- Tightens abdominal muscles
- Removes excessive skin and stretch marks
- Improves contour of the pubic area, the mons, and upper thighs
- Enhances the contour of the umbilicus or belly button
- Often performed in conjunction with liposuction or liposculpture to enhance the results
Why the Need for a Male Tummy Tuck?
- Men are increasingly seeking a more toned, youthful and flatter abdomen.
- The male tummy tuck saw a 15% increase in popularity last year
- The procedure addresses unique needs of male patients to provide a masculine and toned male abdomen
How is a Male Tummy Tuck Different from a Female Tummy Tuck?
Dr. Michael Omidi takes into account unique needs of his male patients to attain excellent tummy tuck results. The following considerations demonstrate some differences between a male tummy tuck and a female tummy tuck:
- Different pattern of skin removal
- The incisions determine the amount and location of skin removed. While eliminating excess skin, Dr. Michael Omidi will focus on enhancing the contours of the male abdomen and overall male physique.
- Differing pattern of fat distribution in a man from a woman
- A man’s fat distribution is very different than that of a woman. The areas most different are around the umbilicus, the flanks or sides, and around the thigh areas. Omidi will consider this and tailor the tummy tuck procedure and liposculpture to accentuate the male musculature.
- Differing amounts of intra-abdominal fat
- Males tend to accumulate more fatty tissue inside the abdomen compared to women
- Michael Omidi will consider these differences prior to the surgery and design a plan to address this problem as well as the pattern of abdominal plication
- Accentuation of six pack or rectus muscle
Natural Appearance of the Belly Button or Umbilicus
One of the most important aspects of a beautiful tummy tuck is a natural appearing umbilicus.
- Male patients often complain of a large, excessively round belly button, which can be improved with a tummy tuck.
- Aside from reducing its size, Dr. Michael Omidi will give your belly button an attractive and natural oval shape.
- He will also address stretch marks below the navel to reduce a drooping appearance
Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck
Like female patients, men can opt for either a mini tummy tuck, which eliminates stubborn pockets of fat below the navel, or a full tummy tuck, which also tightens the underlying muscles to create a more toned appearance.
- A full tummy tuck involves an incision around the belly button and another incision on the lower abdomen. During this procedure, Dr. Michael Omidi will remove excess skin and fat. He will also tighten the abdominal wall with permanent sutures.
- A mini tummy tuck involves a smaller incision around your bikini area; no incision is required around your belly button. After removing excess skin and fat through the incision, Dr. Michael Omidi will place permanent sutures to tighten abdominal muscles.
- Michael Omidi often performs a mini tummy tuck in conjunction with liposuction of the upper abdomen and the flank areas.
- A full tummy tuck typically requires 4 hours in surgery, while a mini tummy tuck can usually be performed in about an hour.
- Michael Omidi can perform a mini tummy tuck under a local anesthetic. This procedure allows for reduced scarring, located low enough to be concealed beneath a bathing suit or underwear.
- A full tummy tuck remains the best option for patients seeking to address muscle separation. It also corrects flabby skin above the belly button, which cannot be treated with a mini tummy tuck.
Health Considerations for Male Tummy Tuck Patients
- If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, you should visit your doctor and make sure that your medications are optimized. Make sure to have your cholesterol, sugar or blood pressure well controlled. You doctor will instruct you on how to manage your medications prior to surgery
- If you smoke, it’s best to stop well in advance of surgery. Smoking increases risks of the tummy tuck procedure
- Patients should be close to their optimal weight prior to the tummy tuck procedure. A rule of thumb is having a BMI or body mass index under 30. Persons with heavy musculature or dense bones may have a higher BMI and may be considered for the procedure after an evaluation.
Getting Ready for a Male Tummy Tuck
- Getting close to your goal weight is important
- Make sure to maintain good nutrition prior to surgery; dieting and starvation should be avoided
- Stop all weight loss medications
- Discontinue medications that thin the blood such as aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen. Consult with your physician prior to stopping.
- If you have any medical issues or over 50 years old, visit your doctor and let him or her know you are considering elective surgery
- Make sure to hydrate well before your surgery
- On the day before surgery, you should take care not to drink or eat anything after midnight.
- In the morning before surgery, take a prescribed nausea medication with a small sip of water and refrain from wearing makeup or perfume.
What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
You will check in and meet your doctor and anesthesiologist to answer any questions you may have.
- Please don’t make any plans on that day.
- Omidi will take his time to tailor the operation to your needs and make any necessary adjustments to give you the best possible results.
- Since every patient is different, the procedure can vary depending on your needs.
- Please have someone with you that can drive you to and back from the surgical center and take care of you after the procedure.
- Have your prescriptions filled prior to coming to the surgery center. If you are unable to make arrangements for a ride home, please notify us in advance and we will prepare an after-care facility for you to say overnight.
Recovering after Surgery
After surgery, Dr. Michael Omidi and his staff will regularly follow up to ensure rapid healing process. They will prescribe medications to relieve any potential discomfort. In addition, Dr. Michael Omidi will offer expert advice on managing any post-operative discomfort caused by the procedure.
- After your tummy tuck procedure, you will be able to return home on the same day.
- Some swelling and bruising may appear immediately after the procedure and is considered normal.
- Typically, wearing a compression garment helps to promote a reduced swelling and more rapid healing process.
- Make sure to avoid heavy lifting and other forms of strenuous activity during your recover to allow for proper healing of the incision.
- Normally, it takes 6 to 8 months for swelling to subside completely.
- Any scarring will fade significantly in about a year, leaving you with the results guaranteed to bring you self-confidence and satisfaction for many years to come
- Immediately after the procedure: At least one hour in a recovery room.
- Next day: Dressings removed, patient checked to make sure they are recovering well from anesthesia and all is well.
- Week 1: Abdominal compression garment is used to promote healing. Patients maintain a diet low in sodium to reduce swelling. Drains may be taken out by the end of the week if fluid output is appropriate.
- Week 2: Generally patients can go back to work at the end of the week if they are doing well and cleared medically but refrain from physical exercise.
- Week 3: Stage 2 compression garments to help shape the abdomen and remove swelling
- Week 4: Patients may begin light physical activity, but avoid strenuous physical activity such as heavy lifting.
- Week 6: Patients may begin more strenuous physical activity after an examination
- Week 8-12: Patients may engage in a more active form of physical exercise such as lifting depending on how you are progressing.
The Cost and Financing Options
The cost for a male tummy tuck may vary from patient to patient depending on various factors. After your consultation we will provide you a quote for the procedure, the facility and the anesthesia services if required.
We provide excellent financing options, and discounts for multiple procedures are available. If you are ready to change your life and discover the new you, schedule a consultation online for one of our offices located in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pomona, or Apple Valley. Call us at 310-281-0155 for more details about procedures and pricing.
Scheduling a Consultation
Scheduling a consultation is a crucial first step in making your tummy tuck dreams come true. It allows Dr. Michael Omidi to carefully assess your needs and discuss your desired male abdominoplasty results.
After serving numerous patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pomona, and Apple Valley, Dr. Michael Omidi has developed a reputation for dedicating a substantial amount of time to in-person exams.