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Panniculectomy for Men New York City and New Jersey

You’ve worked hard to lose weight and to improve the tone of your tummy skin through diet and exercise programs. But when you have reached your desired weight but not your desired shape, it may be time to consider a Panniculectomy for MEN. Our New Jersey and New York City male patients choose this procedure when they are having trouble achieving a smooth toned tummy appearance.

A Panniculectomy for MEN is a plastic surgery procedure that is designed to remove excess sagging skin of the lower abdomen. Panniculectomy for MEN can be performed men after massive weight loss.

Once the excess skin is removed, the lower abdomen and love handle areas can be reshaped and contouring to give you your old smooth stomach skin. The belly button (umbilicus) is not changed during a Panniculectomy for MEN. The separation of the rectus abdominis muscles (diastasis rectii or separation of the “six-pack muscles”) is not corrected neither during a Panniculectomy for MEN. A Panniculectomy for MEN is essentially indicated for male patients with a flat tummy with minimal excess of fat that have redundant excess of skin bellow the belly button usually secondary to pregnancies or weight loss.

A Panniculectomy for MEN can dramatically improve the appearance of a man’s abdomen. A Panniculectomy for MEN in the candidate patient can:

  • Tighten and remove loose skin of the lower abdomen
  • Requires minimal skin undermining, thus allowing faster recovery
  • It can be performed under local anesthesia in selected candidate male patients
  • Can be a perfect finishing touch several months after childbirth

Frequent Asked Questions about Panniculectomy for MEN:

What is a Panniculectomy for MEN?
Panniculectomy for MEN is a surgical procedure designed to remove the panus, excess skin from the lower abdomen sometimes referred to as an apron. This operation is different from an abdominoplasty because it is intended solely to relieve symptoms related to an overhanging apron of skin. It doesn’t involve undermining of tissue or lightening of rectus muscles (six pack muscles). The procedure involves a scar that is located across the lower abdomen similar to a Tummy Tuck incision.

Who is a good candidate for Panniculectomy for MEN in New Jersey and New York City?
Panniculectomy for MEN candidates must be in good health, have no active diseases or serious, pre-existing medical conditions, and must have realistic expectations of the outcome of the surgery. If you plan to become pregnant or to lose a significant amount of weight, you should discuss these plans with your doctor before surgery. Panniculectomy for MEN is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise.

You could be a candidate for Panniculectomy for MEN if you have some of these symptoms:

  • Cosmetically unpleasant excess of skin in the lower abdomen bellow the umbilicus
  • Overhanging apron
  • Skin irritation in the lower abdomen apron crease
  • Fungal infections in the lower abdomen apron crease.

What is to expect during a Panniculectomy for MEN plastic surgery in New Jersey and New York City?
You will undergo surgery under anesthesia at one of the fully accredited hospitals or surgery center operating rooms where Dr. John Mesa routinely performs surgery in New Jersey or New York City. The procedure takes 2 to 4 hours to complete depending on the patient. Dr. Mesa closes the incisions with dissolving stitches and places you in a supportive binder your comfort during the recovery. Generally, Panniculectomy for MEN plastic surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and care for you for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.

Where is the Panniculectomy for MEN plastic surgery Tummy Tuck incision made?
The Panniculectomy for MEN plastic surgery involves an incision in the lower abdomen in the area below the “bikini line”. During a Panniculectomy for MEN, Dr. John Mesa, MD may perform Liposuction for MEN of the flanks through very small skin incisions with a small delicate Liposuction for MEN cannula to improve the shape of the waist. Excess skin is removed, resulting in a flatter, smoother and trimmer stomach.

What is the recovery after a Panniculectomy for MEN plastic surgery?
Each patient is unique. Your recovery time will depend upon the total treatment plan. You will have some swelling and bruising, and may experience some discomfort and swelling for the first two weeks. We will prescribe medication to ease your discomfort. Dr. John Mesa, MD uses dissolving stitches, so they do not need to be removed. You will wear an abdominal binder during the first week post surgery until most of the swelling resolves, Then you may be placed on a compression garment that is wore for 6 to 8 weeks to support your tissues as they heal. You will also have drains for several days

When can I return to normal activities after a Panniculectomy for MEN plastic surgery?
Most of our male patients are able to return to work in 2 to 3 weeks. If you were exercising before surgery, you will be in the best condition to recover most rapidly. It will take about 4-6 weeks to return to all normal activities and exercise.

How long will the results from a Panniculectomy for MEN plastic surgery last?
Unless you gain weight or become pregnant, you should enjoy your taut shapely figure for years to come. Your clothes will fit better and you’ll find increased confidence in your appearance. Dr. John Mesa, MD. believes it is important to begin an exercise program to maintain your new look and to increase your health and fitness.

Why not go to an Obstetrician, Gynecologists, Internists, Primary Care Physician Dentists and “cosmetologists” for a Panniculectomy for MEN?

Practitioners like Obstetricians or Gynecologist and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and Board Certified to perform Panniculectomy for MEN plastic surgery have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications, as it’s a side interest to them, and not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, etc.

Only a licensed professional with the knowledge, training and skills required to achieve optimum results should perform Panniculectomy for MEN plastic surgery. Look for a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top residency and fellowship institutions.

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