Male Tummy Tuck in South Jersey
Dr. Franckle performs an array of male procedures, including gynecomastia reduction, tummy tucks, liposuction, rhinoplasty, and non-surgical procedures to help patients meet their aesthetic goals. Review our practice’s capabilities regarding male tummy tucks, what to expect, and more information about the procedure.
Help Reduce Excess Midsection Fat with a Tummy Tuck Procedure
If you’re struggling to address stubborn fat hanging out in your midsection area, you may be feeling nervous about how to address the issue cosmetically and may feel even more nervous about going under the knife. Dr. Franckle can work with you and discuss your concerns about addressing midsection fat after dramatic weight gain or loss and help you achieve your desired results.
Dr. Franckle has a wealth of experience performing tummy tucks on men and women and can also help you explore your interest in other procedures to help target other cosmetic issues via surgical or non-surgical options.
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at helping patients improve their midsections’ appearance or repair a weak lower abdominal wall. Patients can choose from two different types of tummy tucks: a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck. The standard full tummy tuck, known as abdominoplasty, is ideal for patients looking to tighten their entire abdominal area. The procedure involves removing excess tissue and tightening the area from the chest down to the waistline. Many women explore their full tummy tuck options following pregnancy to tighten connective tissue within the abdomen.
On the other hand, a mini tummy tuck can help address excess fat and skin only in the lower abdomen. In this type of surgery, Dr. Franckle will remove small pockets of excess fat and skin that can be difficult to get rid of through traditional diet and exercise methods. It requires a smaller incision than a full abdominoplasty, and it’s usually performed along with liposuction to help smooth the lower abdomen area and achieve the desired result: a flatter, more sculpted abdomen. This procedure has a shorter recovery time because the abdominal wall muscles are not tightened, making it an appropriate option for people who are at or near their desired weight but still have some excess skin and fat they’d like to get rid of.
Is Abdominoplasty Right for You?
Though you may work out regularly, you could still notice excess skin around your abdomen that won’t tighten over time. If you have gone through periods of weight gain or loss in your life, the stomach muscles under the skin have likely expanded and separated. The skin loses its elasticity as it stretches, creating stretch marks and loose skin. When you lose excess weight rapidly, the skin and muscles continue to be stretched, preventing you from achieving the desired flat and slim look. If this is the case, abdominoplasty can correct the problem.
Ideal candidates for the male tummy tuck procedure should be non-smokers who are at or close to their desired weight, with a body mass index (BMI) less than 30. The best candidates are also in generally good health, with no severe chronic conditions and no significant scar tissue from previous abdominal surgical procedures. If you still have a significant amount of weight to lose to meet these qualifiers, you should wait until your doctor has deemed it more appropriate for you to undergo the procedure.
Combining a Male Tummy Tuck with Other Procedures
Many patients choose to undergo abdominoplasty in conjunction with other body contouring procedures to help reduce the downtime associated with recovery. One popular option for men is liposuction, which can help remove stubborn fat pockets that have been resistant to diet and exercise alone in the patient’s experience.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Your first appointment will be a consultation with Dr. Franckle, during which you’ll discuss your medical history, goals, and concerns. Based on this information, Dr. Franckle will either recommend a full abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck, or he will recommend you take additional steps to become a better candidate for surgery. To help you have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure, Dr. Franckle will use state-of-the-art 3-D imaging technology to show you renderings of possible results. Should you choose to move forward, he will provide you with instructions to prepare for your upcoming surgery.
Why Dr. William Franckle?
Dr. Franckle has won multiple awards and possesses numerous society memberships. In 2009, he received a Top Physicians award, and in 2008 The Art of Medicine Award and SJ Magazine Top Docs award. Some of his society memberships include the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Medical Society of New Jersey.
The range of cost for a tummy tuck procedure is $7,000-$12,000. For an exact quote, please visit our office for a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Franckle.
We offer several patient financing options through reputable financial companies to help you plan for your tummy tuck. Before you apply, we recommend that you first discuss your needs with our patient coordinator, Bianca. She can help you with the application process and discuss any special offers that come up from time to time. We also accept personal checks, cashier’s checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We want to make the process as simple for you as possible, so please reach out to us in advance if you have any questions.
Dr. Franckle will provide specific instructions regarding the proper care regimen following your surgery. This will include how to care for the surgical site and drains, as well as necessary medications for healing. You will be given information on how to reduce your chances of infection, specific concerns to watch for, and a timetable for follow-up.
Most patients can expect a relatively simple recovery process, with mild discomfort that subsides after a few days. Pending the extent of the procedure or combination of procedures, sutures are usually removed within 14 days of surgery. Bruising and swelling will normally become less noticeable in 10 to 20 days. You will need to wear a compression garment for up to four weeks to help reduce swelling, but it should not interfere with your daily routine. We recommend taking a week off of work and avoiding intense physical activity for the first month and a half.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. During a male tummy tuck, the patient will be put under general anesthesia for pain prevention. In some cases, the doctor might recommend a pain-relieving medication that will make the patient moderately sedated.
Depending on whether the patient is undergoing a full or mini-abdominoplasty, the procedure generally lasts two to three hours.
As with any surgery, the patient will need to temporarily modify his normal lifestyle and activities as he recovers. Dr. Franckle will provide more information based on the patient’s specific situation, such as when he can begin to resume exercise and other strenuous activities.
Overall, the final result of a tummy tuck procedure should be visible in four to six weeks or sooner in some cases, with continued improvement for several months.
Most patients won’t have to worry about visible scarring, as the placement of the incision is generally hidden near the pelvic area.
If you live in South Jersey and are interested in improving the appearance of your abdominal area, Dr. Franckle can help you determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. Schedule an appointment at his clinic in Voorhees, NJ, to meet with him for an initial consultation.