While many men want to achieve those sought-after six-pack abs, this can be a challenging fitness goal if loose skin or separated abdominal muscles are standing in the way. Whether you’ve just achieved a weight loss goal or have been struggling to improve your abdominal area despite your dedication to the gym, a tummy tuck may be able to help you reach your appearance goals.
Dr. Eric Mariotti is a highly skilled body contouring specialist and board-certified plastic surgeon based in Concord, California. His surgical skill, advanced no-drain technique and years of experience have allowed Dr. Mariotti to help hundreds of men in the Walnut Creek area and beyond look and feel their absolute best through abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty at a Glance
The Best Candidates
If you’re bothered by loose or excess skin around your midsection, a tummy tuck could be the best solution. Bear in mind, though, that body contouring procedures are not meant to help you lose substantial weight, so it’s best if you are already very close to your ideal body weight before moving forward with abdominoplasty.
For men who are also having difficulty getting rid of stubborn pockets of fat in areas like their love handles, back, chin and neck or upper arms, combining a tummy tuck with liposuction may yield the most comprehensive results.
What to Expect
Before your tummy tuck, you’ll have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mariotti to go over your trouble spots and goals for your final results. During this time, Dr. Mariotti will provide a detailed assessment of your needs and help you decide if abdominoplasty is right for you.
Dr. Mariotti uses an advanced drain-free tummy tuck technique for a faster and simpler recovery, as well as minimized scarring and reduced complications.
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After Your Abdominoplasty
The recovery process after a drain-free tummy tuck is less complicated than that of a traditional abdominoplasty procedure. Without any drains to worry about, you’ll be able to shower and move around more comfortably while you heal. Plus, there will be no need to empty your drain or keep a record of fluid drainage.
Most men are able to return to work and other light activities within about 2 weeks after their tummy tuck. You’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for about 6 weeks, but can gradually increase your physical activity leading up to this point, under Dr. Mariotti’s guidance.
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Tummy Tuck FAQs
For many men, including liposuction with their tummy tuck will yield the most complete results. If stubborn pockets of fat and excess skin are your top concerns, combining these two procedures could be the most effective solution.
A mini tummy tuck addresses only the area beneath your belly button and requires a slightly smaller incision and shorter recovery time. However, most men benefit from a full abdominoplasty, which includes muscle repair as well as addressing excess skin.
After any type of surgical procedure, scars are inevitable. However, Dr. Mariotti’s drain-free technique can help to minimize their appearance. In addition, closely following his recovery guidelines and avoiding exposure to the sun can help your scars heal even more efficiently. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your scar after you’ve fully healed, you can discuss the various scar treatment options with Dr. Mariotti.
It can take a few months for swelling to completely subside after your tummy tuck, so be patient with your body as it continues to heal. You’ll see gradual improvements in the shape and contours of your body over the next weeks and months, with your final results developing around the 6-month mark.
The excess skin that Dr. Mariotti removes during your abdominoplasty will be gone for good. That said, you can still gain weight in the future, so follow a healthy diet and exercise plan to keep your same excellent results long-term.
*Information for education only, not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary. Unless otherwise noted, images on this site are of models.