A flat and well-toned abdomen is something that men strive for through exercise and weight control. But sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you may still have an abdomen that protrudes, is loose, or saggy. An abdominoplasty performed by Dr. Ellen in Bloomfield Hills, MI will help.

What Is A Tummy Tuck In Birmingham?

This popular procedure is surgical, but has some benefits that can’t be achieved by non-invasive alternatives. Dr. Ellen can remove excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restore weakened or separated muscles, creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. This can occur during weight gain and can be very difficult to reverse through non-surgical means. The desired result is a flatter, firmer abdominal contour that is more proportionate with your body type and weight.

A selection of different incisions are available, and generally depend on the amount of skin that will be removed. They are most commonly placed between the pubic hairline and the belly button, and can be hidden within the natural fold. Dr. Ellen can discuss the appropriate one for your unique anatomy during your consultation.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?

If you are bothered by the appearance of your abdomen, have realistic expectations, and want a firmer, more attractive silhouette, you are a good candidate. Dr. Ellen can discuss your expectations and the anticipated results of your tummy tuck during your consultation in her Birmingham, MI office.

The final results of tummy tuck surgery may be initially obscured by swelling-, and you may not be able to stand fully upright until internal healing is complete. But within a week or two, you can be standing tall and confident in your new, slimmer profile.

Recovering from a Tummy Tuck in Detroit

During your tummy tuck recovery, Dr. Ellen may apply dressings or bandages to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your abdomen as it heals following surgery.

Patients commonly experience areas of partial and/or complete numbness of the abdominal skin following a tummy tuck surgery. A few experience permanent loss of feeling, but it may take several months or longer for sensation to return. Rarely, areas of numbness persist. During the healing period, sensation will return from the sides of your incision, and the scar will become smaller over time.

During healing, your skin is very sensitive to sunlight and can easily burn, so be sure to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, hot tubs, blowing heat (such as from a hair dryer), and heating pads.

Exposure to nicotine products can delay healing, so avoid smoking, nicotine patches or gum, and other tobacco products.

If you’re a man considering a tummy tuck, we encourage you to contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen for a consultation in our Bloomfield Hills, MI office. Dr. Ellen and her staff are eager to answer your questions about men’s tummy tuck surgery. We serve the Detroit area and surrounding cities of West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, and Farmington Hills. Just 8 miles South of Troy and 11 miles South of Rochester Hills, Dr. Ellen can handle all of your cosmetic surgery needs in South East Michigan. Please send us an email or call our office today at 248-220-6760 to schedule a consultation.