The following question from our forum is from a man who was looking for more information about tummy tucks for guys and how to find a good plastic surgeon to perform the operation.
Date: 03/29/2010 Submitted by: Unknown
Hi. I’m another guy (27 years old; lost over 100 pounds) thinking about doing this. Thanks a lot for posting your story.
Have you come across any similar sites/stories/posts/blogs from guys? I see a lot from women, but I’d like to know what other men went through, and I know everyone is different. Also, if you found any good resources for doctor reviews, I’d be interested- I’ve found a few sites but just a few comments. Thanks again- it’s good to hear from someone who has done this before.
Date: 03/29/2010 Submitted by: Tanner
I haven’t seen or read about any other men’s experiences with tummy tucks. I have seen a couple of television shows about people losing weight then undergoing tummy tuck surgery (including some guys) but I have found nothing on the internet.
Tummy tucks for men do seem to becoming more “acceptable” and common place. In the next few years we will probably see more and more stories and information about them. I recently received an email from a television producer’s assistant (from England) if they could use some of my before and after photos in a new prime time television series they are producing this summer. So the interest is out there.
As far as finding good sources for doctor reviews, not really. It would have been nice to be able to find one site that you could trust to have all of the information (good and bad) about a surgeon as well as the facilities that he uses, but I couldn’t find it. I don’t think there is an easy way to find a good surgeon. After I went to a few consultations (to get a variety of opinions and to gain as much information as I could) I selected the one that I liked best. My decision was based on his facility, personnel, background and experience, certifications, pictures of his previous patients, professionalism, and his willingness to answer my questions.
After I selected the surgeon that I liked best, I spent hours on the internet using all of the different search engines trying to find out any information that I could on the guy. I tried all of the variations of his name in my search.
Having found only good things and no “bad information” about the surgeon, I paid for two background checks using two different online background services. I would tell you which companies I used, but I can no longer find the reports. Just do an internet search for “surgeon background check”. I was particularly looking for malpractice law suits and patient complaints against the surgeon. Finding his education, credentials and experience is easy. The bad stuff is harder to find.
Good luck with your decision. I know there is a lot of “thinking” for you to do. It’s a scary decision, but I a definitely happy that I chose to have it done.