Dr. Alan Durkin is uniquely qualified to perform abdominoplasty because he understands the intricacies of body contouring and the impact a tummy tuck can make on his patients’ self-confidence. While the difference in executing a tummy tuck between a man and a woman is very slight, the keen attention to detail is what makes Dr. Durkin so crucial to your surgical success.
Dr. Alan Durkin has been named one of ‘The Best Doctors in America’ by Castle Connolly and is one of America’s Top Doctors®. Dr. Durkin is also a New Beauty Magazine advisor and ExpertInjector® and has appeared in New Beauty Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, HauteMD, and Vice Sports Magazine.
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach tummy tucks for men are performed by specialist Dr. Alan Durkin.
The procedure for a male tummy tuck is similar to the tummy tuck performed on women.
In many cases, men seek out liposuction because men tend to carry the fat around their stomach intra-abdominally, which causes the belly to protrude. In some instances, men have diastasis recti or separation of the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck is an ideal option to improve muscle separation and skin laxity. Another difference is that the approach to incisions is different. Typically for tummy tucks for women, Dr. Durkin makes a curved incision to follow the curve of the female body and is often located in the similar area as the C-section scars.
Incisions for male tummy tucks tend to be straight, providing a more male aesthetic. If your belly button needs to be repositioned, the appearance of your navel is part of your surgical plan. Compared to male belly buttons, female navels tend to have softer curves and more vertical in appearance.
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure for men and women designed to reduce fat, remove excess skin and create your ideal contour to your stomach. The focus of the tummy tuck is typically on the area between the rib cage and pelvic bones.
During your consultation for a tummy tuck for men Vero Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Durkin will evaluate your problem areas and tailor a treatment plan that will deliver optimal results. For example, if you have lost significant weight from your mid-section and have loose skin, you may be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck. However, it is essential to be in overall good health and have realistic expectations about your procedure.
For older patients, if your skin does not have the same tone and you have a lot of excess skin, you may be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck.
Your abdominoplasty will take two to five hours to complete while you are under general anesthesia. The extent of your surgery will determine how long your procedure takes.
During a traditional tummy tuck, Dr. Durkin will make two incisions. The first incision stretches from hip bone to hip bone near the groin area. The second incision is around your navel. First, your skin is separated from your abdomen muscles. These muscles are then pulled together to create a firmer abdomen and narrower waist. After your skin flap is stretched over your tightened muscles, excess skin is removed, and your navel is repositioned.
Dr. Durkin will bandage your abdomen and place a compression garment on your belly to minimize swelling and bruising. There is a drainage tube placed in your incision to prevent fluid build-up and help with recovery. Typically, the drainage tube is taken out after one week at your follow-up visit.
You will need to limit your strenuous activities for six weeks. Most patients take the full four to six weeks off of work to heal. Your results will continue to improve over time. At first, it may be challenging to stand up fully erect, and you will need to modify your sleeping position until you heal because it is important not to sleep on your stomach. Your scars will gradually decrease over time, but Dr. Durkin will ensure your incisions are hidden low enough that a swimsuit or underwear will conceal the scar.
Finding a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with is vital. Dr. Alan Durkin is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and owner of Ocean Plastic Surgery. Our private Vero Beach surgery center combines style and elegance with state-of-the-art surgical facilities in a down-to-earth and welcoming environment.Learn more About Dr. Durkin
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin, Dr. Jimmy Chim and their team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin or Dr. Chim today.