Tummy Tuck for Men

Not all body issues can be solved with proper diet and exercise.

In today’s society, men increasingly seek cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. One such procedure gaining popularity among men is the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. Dr. Mark Schusterman, renowned Houston, TX plastic surgeon, specializes in tummy tucks for men, offering tailored male body contouring solutions to help you achieve a flatter, more defined abdomen.

A tummy tuck for men is designed to remove excess tissue from the abdominal area while tightening the underlying tissues. This procedure benefits men who’ve lost a significant amount of weight or have protruding abdomen due to aging, genetics, or lifestyle factors. A male tummy tuck can provide a more toned and athletic appearance by addressing these issues.

Tummy Tuck Before & Afters

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck for Men

  • Enhanced Appearance: Achieve a flatter, more sculpted abdomen that compliments your physique
  • Increased Confidence: Feel more confident in your appearance, whether at the beach, the gym, or just going about your daily life
  • Improved Posture: A tummy tuck helps improve posture and alleviate back pain by tightening the abdominal muscles
  • Long-Lasting Results: With diet and exercise, your tummy tuck benefits can be durable, allowing you to maintain your new look for years to come

The Procedure

The process is a journey that has different phases to ensure patient safety and effective results. During a tummy tuck procedure for men, Dr. Schusterman uses advanced techniques to ensure optimal results while prioritizing your safety and comfort. Here’s a detailed overview of the surgery process.

Initial Consultation and Planning

Before the procedure, you will have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Schusterman. During this meeting, he will assess your overall health, discuss your cosmetic goals, and create a personalized surgical plan tailored to your needs. Preoperative instructions, such as dietary guidelines, smoking cessation, and medication adjustments, will also be provided to prepare you for surgery.


On the day of your tummy tuck, you will be administered general anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Dr. Schusterman works with experienced anesthesiologists to monitor your vital signs and ensure your safety during the surgery.

Incision Placement

Dr. Schusterman strategically places the incision along the lower abdomen, just above the pubic area. This placement allows the scar to be easily concealed by underwear or swimwear. The incision length depends on the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed.

Removal of Excess Skin and Fat

Once the incision is made, Dr. Schusterman removes excess tissue from the abdominal area. He may use liposuction techniques to contour the surrounding areas, ensuring a smooth and natural-looking result. The goal is to create a firmer and flatter abdominal profile.

Muscle Tightening

The underlying abdominal muscles are often stretched or separated due to weight fluctuations or aging. Dr. Schusterman tightens these muscles by suturing them together, providing a more toned and defined abdominal wall. This step is vital for long-lasting results and improved core strength.

Skin Repositioning

After the excess skin and fat are removed and the muscles are tightened, the remaining skin is carefully repositioned over the newly contoured abdomen. Dr. Schusterman ensures the skin’s smooth and natural appearance, avoiding puckering or irregularities.

Closure and Suturing

Dr. Schusterman meticulously closes the incision using sutures, adhesives, or surgical tape. Sometimes, he may place drainage tubes to prevent fluid buildup and reduce swelling. These tubes are typically removed within a few days post-surgery.

Your Recovery from Male Tummy Tuck in Houston

Post-Operative Care

Immediately after the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery area, to be monitored as you wake from anesthesia. Dr. Schusterman will provide detailed post-operative care instructions, including how to care for your incision, manage pain, and minimize swelling. You will be advised to wear a compression garment to support your abdomen and promote healing.

Recovery and Follow-Up

Recovery times vary from patient to patient, but most men can expect to return to light activities within a week or two. Strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six to eight weeks. Dr. Schusterman will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and address your concerns.

By choosing Dr. Mark Schusterman for your tummy tuck procedure in Houston, TX, you opt for a highly experienced surgeon dedicated to achieving exceptional results. His commitment to patient care ensures a safe, comfortable, and successful surgical experience.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you are in good health, have realistic expectations, and have excess abdominal skin or fat that hasn’t responded to diet and exercise. It’s also essential to be at a stable weight for at least six months before undergoing the procedure.

Tummy tuck results can be long-lasting, especially if you maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Significant weight fluctuations can impact the longevity of your results.

The incision for a tummy tuck is strategically placed along the lower abdomen, typically below the waistband of underwear or swim trunks. While there will be a scar, it will fade over time and can be easily concealed by clothing.

Most patients can return to work within two weeks, depending on their job’s nature and healing process. Dr. Schusterman will provide specific guidance based on your recovery progress.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, including infection, bleeding, and complications from anesthesia. Dr. Schusterman takes every precaution to minimize these risks and will discuss them during your consultation.

A tummy tuck can be combined with other procedures, such as liposuction or male breast reduction, to achieve more comprehensive body contouring results. Dr. Schusterman can help you determine the best methods to meet your goals.

The cost of a tummy tuck varies based on the extent of the procedure and other factors. Dr. Schusterman will provide a detailed cost estimate during your consultation and discuss financing options if needed.

Preparation for a tummy tuck includes maintaining a stable weight for six months, quitting smoking, and avoiding certain medications that can increase bleeding risk. Dr. Schusterman will give you a comprehensive list of pre-operative instructions.

During your consultation, Dr. Schusterman will assess your medical history, discuss your aesthetic goals, and perform a physical examination. He will then create a personalized treatment plan and explain the procedure, recovery, and expected outcomes.

A tummy tuck can remove stretch marks, especially those below the navel. However, it may not eliminate all stretch marks. Dr. Schusterman can guide you in what to expect based on your specific case.

Schedule Your Male Tummy Tuck Consultation

Are you ready to take the first step toward a flatter, more defined abdomen? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Mark Schusterman in Houston, TX, today. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with expert care and personalized treatment plans. Contact us now to book your appointment and start your journey to a more confident you!

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