Tummy tucks are a wonderful procedure for men. Due to recent advances in weight loss surgery and diet/exercise programs, Dr. Teitelbaum is seeing many men who have lost significant weight that leaves them with significant amounts of excess skin, sometimes hanging over their penis. Or it can just be an extra roll of fat that hangs over their waist and needs to be tucked within their pants. A tummy tuck does an enormous amount to help these men.
If the skin wraps farther around their sides, a larger procedure called a “belt lipectomy” is done to remove all the excess skin around the waist. If there is significant sagging of the buttock and thighs, then a “lower body lift” is done. Dr. Teitelbaum has performed these procedures on many men.
Dr. Teitelbaum has a niche in doing the so-called “endoscopic tummy tuck.” With this procedure, the muscles of the abdomen are sewn together through a very small incision. The incision can be in the top of the pubic area or hidden around the rim of the belly button. This procedure was originally developed with women in mind, but it turns out there are very few women who have loose muscles who do not also have a lot of loose skin, and this procedure does not remove extra skin. As such, this type of tummy tuck is ideal for men who are thin but who have muscles that separated on their own, probably as a result of underlying weakness. Patients as far away as Ireland have traveled to see Dr. Teitelbaum for this procedure. Even a plastic surgeon aware of Dr. Teitelbaum’s expertise in this issue travelled from far away to have his endoscopic tummy tuck done performed by Dr. Teitelbaum personally.