When you hear the term Plastic Surgery, normally one thinks of a woman who has taken good care of herself, works hard to keep her age a secret, and does what it takes to keep her appearance fresh and lively and her body in great shape and form. What you may not realize when Plastic Surgery is brought up, is that men are more and more often requesting and receiving plastic surgery for the same reasons that women choose plastic surgery. “One study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that there has been a 20% increase in the number of men undergoing plastic surgery procedures, and most of those are minimally invasive surgeries like fillers or botox.”
Here at Talbott MD Plastic Surgery Reno, we’ve worked with amazing male patients to help them improve certain areas of their body where exercise didn’t work, or to assist them to reduce common signs of aging. These are the top eight trending plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures that our male patients tend to call in about and receive treatments for:
Botox: Botox® in Reno, NV is administered by Dr. Talbott as a nonsurgical treatment that is injected specifically into the muscles between the brows. Botox works by blocking nerve-driving forces to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle movement that causes lines and wrinkles between the brows. (This treatment gets the #1 spot because it even has a nickname: “Bro Tox!”)
A mini tummy tuck is a relatively simple body contouring procedure that serves to remove excess fat and tighten loose skin in the lower abdomen. The procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours and is ideal for women and men who don’t need the more transformative effects rendered by a full abdominoplasty. Side effects following a mini tummy tuck include uncomfortable swelling and tenderness in the affected area, both of which tend to go away in a couple weeks.
During the operation, a small incision is made above the pubic area and liposuction is commonly performed. Loose skin resulting from post-pregnancy or rapid weight loss is removed. Small sutures are used to close the incision and tubes are inserted to allow fluid to drain. Bandages cover the surgical area while healing. With a mini tummy tuck, the belly button is not typically repositioned as it is in a full tummy tuck. It’s almost always an outpatient procedure and may require only local anesthesia.
While patients heal, they wear a compression garment around the waist for about 2 to 3 weeks to preserve the results of the procedure and keep the area tight. Used by athletes, compression garments promote circulation and reduce swelling. Patients may graduate from tighter compression garments for the first couple weeks to a looser version while they completely recover over the remaining 6 weeks. Sutures are removed within 2 weeks and most patients resume light activity about 48 hours following surgery. Patients usually return to work in 1 to 2 weeks and resume moderate exercise 5-6 weeks post-op.
Getting Back to Normal After a Mini Tummy Tuck
As with all surgeries, recovery time depends on the age, activity level and general health of the patient. Individuals who undergo plastic surgery in good shape and with strong abdominal muscles have been known to heal in as little as 2 weeks. Men and women who don’t exercise and who aren’t in particularly good health will require a longer recovery. Light abdominal exercises, such as controlled crunches help accelerate recovery, reduce pain and stiffness, and help minimize the mini tummy tuck scar. Walking, long known to be the best post-surgery exercise, is encouraged to maintain fitness and reduce the chance of blood clots. Strenuous exercise including running, jumping and lifting should be avoided for at least 6 weeks after any invasive or non-invasive surgery.
At the Talbott Plastic Surgery Center, we preach common sense care for all patients, regardless of the type of surgery they’ve had. While a lot has changed in medical practice over thousands of years, the basic principles of healing have not. To promote the best healing experience possible after a mini tummy tuck, a full mommy makeover, or any type of plastic surgery, patients should follow these three simple rules: Sleep soundly, eat nutritiously and stay appropriately active. Make good choices and your body will reward you with remarkable outcomes.
Statistics show that the average american waist size continues to grow year after year. Weight loss and gain, long work days spent sitting at a desk, junk food and pregnancies all contribute to our country’s collective growing waistline. Break free from this harmful trend and enjoy the taut tummy that you’ve always dreamed of with a tummy tuck Reno. Check out this infographic to see what a tummy tuck can do for you!
Stop feeling self-conscious about your stomach and reclaim the toned tummy of your youth! Contact Talbott Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation and find out if a tummy tuck is right for you.
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