Dr. Preminger welcomes all patients to her office for a consultation to discuss goals and expectations for tummy tuck surgery. She will go over risks, procedural steps, and discuss recovery. Measurements will be taken and medical history will be covered. It is important to disclose family medical history and past conditions so the surgeon can take added steps to ensure your safety.
The best candidates for surgery have finished losing a lot of weight and are within 10% of their ideal BMI. However, individuals who are done trying to lose weight through diet and exercise can combine a male tummy tuck with liposuction for similar results. If your chief goals are to eradicate that little bit of excess skin and fat that you’ve suffered with for years, then male plastic surgery is an ideal solution.
The rate of complications for male tummy tuck is extremely low (0.02%). Certain patients are at an increased risk for pulmonary embolism (blood clots), which could travel to the lungs and interfere with breathing. Patients with diabetes, poor circulation, liver / heart / lung disease, or a history of blood clots have a higher risk of infection and adverse side effects. Patients with uncontrolled diabetes, untreated high blood pressure, a history of chest pain, or erratic heartbeats have the highest risk for male plastic surgery.
A good surgeon like Dr. Preminger will do everything possible to mitigate these risks. For instance, it’s been found that having patients get up and walk around following surgery helps prevent blood clots. Wearing compression garments post-op is another preventative measure many plastic surgeons advocate.