I am not sure if I need a tummy tuck and breast reduction. What would you recommend?

Q:

I am a male. At one point I weighed 312 lbs. I have lost over 100 lbs and now I have weighed 184 for the last 4 years. My belly sags terribly and I have man breasts. I am not sure if I need a tummy tuck and breast reduction. What would you recommend?

A:

Dear Chuck,

Sure there is a solution for your problem. We, as plastic surgeons, deal with this problem on weekly basis especially after the increased awareness and performance of bariatric surgery procedures. The trick here would be to find a surgeon familiar with these procedures in med as you do not want to look like a woman after the procedure. Please make sure that the surgeon you chose is a member of ASAPS who is familiar with post-bariatric surgery aesthetic procedures in men.

Best,

Shady Hayek, M.D.

Shady Hayek, M.D.
Beirut

A:

Abdominoplasty and gynecomastia (male breast) reduction are common procedures after significant weight loss in men.  No one "needs" either of these procedures.  However, they certainly make life better by allowing you to fit clothing better and do many more activities.  These are, however, complex surgeries.  Therefore, seek a plastic surgeon with significant experience in performing them.  He should find someone good in either Oklahoma City or Tulsa.

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