Male Tummy Tuck – Male Abdominoplasty by Dr Scott Turner in Sydney NSW
Male tummy tuck or male abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that can reshape the tummy, giving it a more pleasing contour. Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plast) is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who offers Tummy Tuck for men and women. This surgery can help re-contouring your body, tightening your torso and giving it the desired shape.
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What Is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty is the answer to most men’s problem of an overhanging belly or excess belly skin. It is a surgical procedure that removes some fatty tissues and any loose skin found on the tummy. It is a cosmetic surgery procedure that improves the shape, size and firmness of the belly and it can tighten the abdominal muscles. If your problem appears also on the sides of the flanks and hips, then an Extended tummy tuck or circumferential tummt tuck performed by a body lift surgeon might be a better option for you.
What Are The Benefits Of Male Tummy Tuck ?
A tummy tuck procedure has a lot of benefits for anybody who is overweight and has tried to tone up in the gym but has stubborn fat and saggy belly skin left over. Improved looks, improved self-esteem, higher self-confidence and participation in social activities are some of the benefits that a male abdominoplasty offers. Patients report feeling and looking happier and healthier after male abdominoplasty surgery.
Male Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos
Different Types of Male Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
- Mini Male Tummy Tuck – Removes a smaller amount of excess skin and fat from the belly
- Full Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck – a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin and fatty tissues from the belly,
- Extended Tummy Tuck – a surgical procedure aimed at removing saggy skin and fat deposits from your belly and the hips (not offered by Dr Turner)
- 360 Tummy Tuck – a tummy tuck procedure aimed at removing excess skin and fatty deposits from your tummy, hips and back. (not offered by Dr Turner)
- Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck – similar to a 360 Tummy tuck procedure, this technique removes a belt of skin around your entire perimeter with an additional vertical incision being made to remove extra skin in the side to side direction after massive weight loss. (not offered by Dr Turner)
About Male Tummy Tuck Procedure
Once in the surgical theatre, you will be put in general anesthesia and Dr Turner will make incisions between your belly button and the pubic area. The skin is then lifted and stitches are used to tighten the abdominal muscles, especially if you have split abs. The extra fatty tissues are removed, a new hole for the belly button is made, skin is stretched to tighten it and then the excess skin is cut off. The incision is closed and the surgical procedure is over.
Recovery After Male Tummy Tuck
During the first few days after the surgery, you may expect the feeling of tightness in the abdominal area, discomfort and some swelling to appear. These are all normal post-op signs and they subside over time. Your specialist plastic surgeon will take good care that the discomfort is minimised and that the swelling is kept at bay – you will be instructed to take pain relievers regularly and to wear a compression garment to reduce the swelling. In the upcoming weeks, some physical activity can slowly be resumed to increase the blood flow and speed up the recovery process. As time progresses, you will be able to take up more and more strenuous activities, although any heavy lifting and particularly tiring activities should be avoided for the first 6 weeks post-op. Consult with your male tummy tuck surgeon for any details or concerns you may have.
Minimising Scars After Tummy Tuck
Minimising male tummy tuck scars is possible. As with any other surgical procedure, a tummy tuck leaves scars that may be visible or can be hidden by your surgeon. To minimise your scar, make sure you avoid direct sunlight, always have SPF on the scar and the adjacent area, avoid smoking before & after surgery and enjoy regular exercise and a healthy diet. You may also consult with Dr Scott Turner about Scar Minimisation and Scar Revision Procedures.
Longer-Term Results of a Male Tummy Tuck
A male tummy tuck is meant to be a permanent solution for loose, saggy skin and the last few stubborn kilos. If you deviate from a healthy, well-balanced diet, if you gain and lose weight regularly, you may again experience the formation of an apron belly. To ensure long-lasting results, you should limit your caloric intake, exercise regularly and stay disciplined about your health and your looks.
Am I A Good Candidate ?
You may be a good candidate for a men’s tummy tuck procedure if you:
- have a history of big weight fluctuations
- have an apron belly as a result of these fluctuations
- are unhappy with the way your belly looks,
- lack confidence with your partner
- limit yourself from participating in some social activities due to embarrassment,
- have lost a significant amount of weight
- do not smoke or are prepared to give up for 6-8 weeks
- have a healthy diet
- have toned up in the gym and would like a touch up for a more athletic look
Male Tummy Tuck Costs & Prices – How Much Is Tummy Tuck In Sydney?
Prices for a male tummy tuck in Sydney vary a lot. Make sure to avoid suspiciously low prices since they may often signal a surgical procedure of compromised quality and/or safety. Visit the surgery pricing page for an estimate. To get an exact price, you can contact Dr Scott Turner and schedule an appointment.
Funding your Male Tummy Tuck
In most cases, insurance will not cover elective surgery costs for a male tummy tuck unless you meet the medicare code after significant weight loss. If you have top-tier insurance, you may apply to have some hospital-related expenses paid for. If you are not eligible for this sort of coverage, some funding options offered by Medical Finance or Super withdrawal may be an appropriate solution for you.
Is Male Tummy Tuck Worth It?
Yes. Men who have undergone a male abdominoplasty report feeling happier and overall better. Reduced weight and saggy skin are sure to make you feel and look better and be healthier. Improved mood, self-esteem and confidence levels alone are worth the surgery. 97% of patients in a Realself survey suggest the Tummy Tuck procedure is worth it.
FAQs about Tummy Tuck for Men
How old do you have to be to get a tummy tuck?
- There are no age restrictions to a tummy tuck procedure. Younger patients should bear in mind that the results are not permanent and that the saggy belly and loose skin will return with significant weight fluctuations. Older patients should be aware that some chronic conditions can negatively affect their eligibility for the surgical procedure and may prolong the recovery time.
Will a tummy tuck give me a flat stomach?
- Yes. A tummy tuck can be a life-changing surgical procedure that removes extra fat and loose skin and can leave you with a flat belly and tighter abs.
Can you gain belly fat after a tummy tuck?
- Yes. While male tummy tuck removes some of the fat tissue, it does not remove all the fat cells, which can still increase in volume as you gain weight.
How much do you have to weigh to get a tummy tuck?
- A male tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss and healthy eating habits. Your plastic surgeon will most likely recommend that you are around 5-10 kilos over your desired weight.
What does your BMI have to be to get a tummy tuck?
- The best range of BMI for a man tummy tuck is up to 30, although your surgeon may decide to operate on you with a BMI as high as 35. For a BMI higher than 35 – weight loss surgery like a gastric sleeve may be helpful.
Which is better a tummy tuck or liposuction?
- Whether a tummy tuck or liposuction is better depends on your expectations and the amount & quality of your abdominal skin. Liposuction is best for the removal of smaller quantities of fat tissues from targeted areas. Liposuction does not remove any loose skin. A male tummy tuck procedure removes fat deposits, as well as excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles.
How much weight do you lose with a tummy tuck?
- Ideally, you should not lose more than some 3 to 5 kg with a tummy tuck procedure, although sometimes more weight can be removed with an extended male tummy tuck or a 360 male tummy tuck. If combined with a liposuction procedure, arm or thigh lift, weight loss can be significantly higher.
How painful is a tummy tuck?
- The pain and discomfort level depends on several factors, including hereditary genetic factors. In general, the first week has higher levels of discomfort for you, while already in the second week you can expect significant improvement in discomfort and pain. If this is of concern to you, speak with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Scott Turner and he will recommend appropriate pain relievers.
How long is recovery after a tummy tuck?
- Recovery times are individual and vary from one case to another. You will be wearing a compression garment or a binder for at least six weeks to reduce the chances of any fluid buildup or swelling. During this period, you should also try to avoid any strenuous physical activity, heavy lifting and in general, any other activity which may compromise the wound and the sutures, as well as exercise your abdominal muscles too much.
How long will I be hunched over after tummy tuck?
- The feeling of tightness and apparent inability to stand completely upward without some degree of discomfort in the abdominal area is a normal occurrence for the first few days after the men’s tummy tuck surgical procedure.
Surgeries commonly Combined with Male Tummy Tuck
Depending on your case and the extent of your male tummy tuck surgery to be performed, you may choose to couple a Male abdominoplasty procedure with another surgical procedure to better utilise the time spent in the surgical theatre. Male abdominoplasty is frequently combined with other similar surgeries, such as Liposculpture or even Male Breast Reduction Surgery. Dr Scott Turner will be able to properly assess your case and provide the right information on how and which procedures can be combined in your case.
Planning Your Tummy Tuck Patient Journey
Do your research: find the best specialist plastic surgeon, schedule an appointment and have your case assessed by a professional. The surgeon may ask you about your medical history, so make sure you have all the details prepared. Make sure to understand the way that the procedure is carried out and follow the pre and post-op instructions to the letter.
Finding The Best Tummy Tuck Surgeon In Sydney
Some overseas surgeons may offer lower tummy tuck prices and deals, but at a compromise of quality or safety. The same situation applies in Australia, so do your research about these procedures beforehand. A good surgeon will be a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, will have a lot of experience in the field and a good supporting team during the surgery. Look at their patient reviews and results photos.
Why Choose Dr Scott Turner as your Plastic Surgeon?
Dr Scott Turner FRACS(Plast) is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who has years of experience in plastic surgery. He has a great supporting team and is qualified to operate in accredited private hospitals.
Tummy Tuck Surgery Glossary
- General Anaesthesia – Drugs and/or gas given to the patient to alter consciousness and relieve pain,
- Sedation – drugs administered orally or intravenously to relieve pain and alter consciousness,
- Sutures – stitches used by a surgeon to close any incision sites,
- Incision – a cut in the skin done by a surgeon.
- Umbilicus – Belly button
Risk & Potential Complications Of a Male Tummy Tuck
Male tummy tuck risks are rare but they do happen. This is a normal occurrence with any type of surgical procedure. Male abdominoplasty risks and complications include, but are not limited to: pain, discomfort, swelling, overscarification, seratoma – excess fluid collection beneath the skin, tissue damage and necrosis, reduced sensitivity, prolonged recovery and bleeding. Visit the risks and complications of surgery page for more information.
All of these risks should emphasise the importance of choosing a Specialist Plastic Surgeon to carry out your male tummy tuck surgical procedure in a hospital environment following the highest of standards when it comes to cleanliness, staff expertise and equipment availability.
Further Reading about Male Tummy Tuck
Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you natural, beautiful results and the improved sense of well-being you want. He is one of the top Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a Breast and Body Surgery focus in New South Wales.
Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most natural, effective and safest surgical procedures.
Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional, world-class cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.
Always Do Your Research
- Download our Procedure Guides to find out more about your surgery
- Please read our website to learn more about your intended procedure
Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Turner?
- A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
- Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
- Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Medical Referral
Making The Most Of Your Consultation
- Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Scott
- You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
- Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
- Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided
Want more information before scheduling your consultation?
- Find out more about pricing, medical payment plans and paying for your surgery
- Request more information about the procedure – call or contact us
How to Book Your Consultation with Dr Turner
- You can book your initial consultation with Dr Turner by paying the $350 cosmetic consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment.
Contact us or call on 1300 641 199 to arrange your consultation in Sydney or Newcastle.
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