5 QUESTION FOR MAN ASK BEFORE HAVING A TUMMY TUCK
More and more men resort to cosmetic surgery treatments including a tummy tuck to help them achieve their health goals. If you are one of them and considering a male tummy tuck, be sure to ask these five questions in your consultation to help you get the most out of your body contouring operation.
- Do you have board certification?
The first decision you would have to make while preparing your tummy tuck is for a plastic surgeon to work with. Make sure you’re consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has enough experience performing tummy tucks and other body contouring procedures. You may also inquire about other essential qualifications that can set one plastic surgeon apart from the others, including membership of approved medical associations such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Medical Association.
- Am I good candidate?
During your appointment with the male tummy tuck, your plastic surgeon can listen to your final results and decide whether you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Bear in mind that body contouring therapies are not intended to act as methods for weight loss, but rather as a way to boost your diet and exercise outcomes. For this reason, ideal candidates for a tummy tuck should already be at or very close to their target weight.
Should I add liposuction?
Men may want to explore the possibility of liposuction with their tummy tuck for optimum results. Although a tummy tuck can treat sagging skin and lose muscle tissue very well it can’t get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that may be hard to lose by diet and exercise alone. That is why it is always better to add liposuction to needed areas to get rid of these fats.
- How to prepare for my procedure?
When you’ve determined that a male tummy tuck is right for you, consult with a plastic surgeon to help you get ready for your tummy tuck. Ask whether he or she has a list of guidelines to follow as the day of surgery approaches. You will most likely be asked to avoid smoking and to take drugs and supplements that can thin your blood, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, vitamin E, a few weeks before your tummy tuck. You should also aim to achieve any final health objectives that you are trying to achieve in the weeks leading up to your operation.
- When can I see the result?
You can see that the effects of your tummy tuck began to steadily show up over the next few weeks and months after your operation. Discuss the healing period and findings with your plastic surgeon during your appointment to help you get a better understanding of how much time you need to take off work and other commitments so that you can get the best possible outcome. Mind, that sustaining healthy eating and exercise routines after your tummy tuck will help you retain the same toned, contoured, long-term performance.