Tummy Tuck for Men (TorsoTuck®)
Weight loss is a wonderful thing to experience, especially if you’re a man who has always been heavy-set. Whether it’s due to bariatric surgery or just extreme dieting, men who shed the pounds often are satisfied with the results—but only to a point.
Though weight loss offers excellent health benefits and can help a man become more attractive, extreme weight loss can cause excess skin to remain. This can make a man lose confidence in himself, especially when he’s trying to show off his new physique in a swimsuit or in front of a new lover.
Sounds like something you have experienced? Can’t seem to get rid of excess skin no matter what you do? Dr. Steinbrech has come to the rescue with the TorsoTuck®.
What Is a Tummy Tuck for Men?
When a man undergoes extreme weight loss, it’s very likely that he will have loose skin that hangs off his torso, thighs, arms, and neck. Dr. Steinbrech’s TorsoTuck® is a specialized cosmetic procedure that removes the excess skin on a man’s body and gives patients a smoother, more natural appearance.
What makes the TorsoTuck® different from other male body lift procedures is that it’s done to provide a natural look from every angle of your body. The goal behind this is to give your body a lift with minimal scarring that gives your body a slightly toned appearance, smoothes out any wrinkles from sagging you may have had, and makes people think that you were always this slender.
This particular form of lift will target the torso, thighs, and buttocks. It also uses Dr. Steinbrech’s unique Body Banking approach to help accentuate your features in a flattering yet natural way, using your own body fat as a filler.
How Is the Tummy Tuck Lift Performed?
Before you can have the lift done, Dr. Steinbrech will sit down with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for a TorsoTuck®. He will ask you about your goals, your problem areas, and then come up with a surgery plan that is specially tailored to your needs.
The consultation will help the doctor determine where the excess skin will be trimmed from, where the incisions will be made, and what will be the correct course of action for your recovery. Once everything is cleared, you will make an appointment for surgery.
During the procedure, Dr. Steinbrech will typically make incisions near the buttocks, inner thighs, and near the bottom of the stomach. Excess skin is removed and made to stretch taut over your body.
The procedure isn’t just removing excess fat; it’s also repositioning the remaining fat for a more attractive appearance. If you have excess fat, this will be the time in which Dr. Steinbrech will suction it out, clean it, and then transfer it to a part of your body that will help enhance your natural physique. Once everything has been arranged, the incisions are closed via sutures. This procedure is typically done under general anesthesia.
What Does Recovery Look Like For a Tummy Tuck?
Recovery depends heavily on how intense the procedure is, as well as your own health. Regardless of your health, you should expect moderate pain and bruising to occur during the first week of your procedure recovery time.
This is definitely a more “plan ahead” type of surgery. Downtime typically ranges from 10 to 14 days, with most men returning to office work within a week and a half. Most men can resume workouts within a month, with regular activities being slowly introduced after. All patients will be given compression garments to reduce swelling and assist in healing. They also will be given pain management medication to help them cope with the pain.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right For You?
Many men might want to have a TorsoTuck® to help them get a better body. Unfortunately, not all men who want this procedure should have it. An ideal candidate for TorsoTuck® would be someone who:
•Has lost a significant amount of weight and has had their weight remain stable for some time
• Has excess skin that he wants to remove
• Also may want additional body contouring
• Has realistic goals in mind and is in overall good health