Dr. Paul Angelchik, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), is known in the Phoenix, Glendale, and Scottsdale area for his excellent skills. His many satisfied cosmetic surgery patients praise him for his thorough and respectful consideration of their concerns. Many patients who come to him for body contouring are men, who share a few problems in common with women.
Two of these problems are stubborn fat that just doesn’t disappear, regardless of the amount and type of exercise you do, and flabby, loose skin around the belly. Most often, these are the results of having successfully lost large amounts of weight. Other factors might be due to heredity, aging, post-surgical effects and loss of skin elasticity.
If your problem area is limited to below the navel level, you might be a candidate for a mini-tummy tuck. The procedures have much in common, except that the full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) involves the abdominal muscles, tissue, skin both above and below the navel, and there is an increased recovery time. Because there is only one incision, and a smaller area involved, recovery is faster, and there is a lower risk of complications. Liposuction may also be performed if excess fat is present, to enhance your body contouring outcome.
You can get a very clear idea of what is involved with tummy tuck surgery on our animation page. People who have had this procedure tend to feel healthier and more physically fit. They have more confidence and motivation to keep up their appearance.
These results are important, because future weight gain can stretch the skin again, causing a loss of elasticity and stretch marks. It’s important to have a good weight management plan of both diet and exercise, and to stick with it, to maintain the gains from your surgery.
Overall, eleven million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2006. One million of these were performed on men. Body contouring is increasingly popular among men. Statistics for 2009 show that 11% of all liposuction and 4% of all tummy tuck procedures were performed on men. As with women, the scar is easily hidden by clothing, and fades over time. In many cases, it becomes almost invisible.
For a personalized consultation and information about tummy tuck options, and which tummy tuck procedure is best for you, contact Dr. Paul Angelchik.