I was a Navy contractor. After several years of taking medications that redistributed body fat, I had developed breast, a buffalo hump(fat deposit in upper back) and a relatively big stomach. When I walked, my breast would shake and stomach would jiggle. In military environments, your appearance represents your competence, professionalism and general welfare. I would hold in my stomach for full conversations. I also wore spanks. It caused me to have low-self esteem.
On Sept 23, 2013, I had gynecomastia, abdomnioplasty and buffalo hump removal. I wanted stomach, but surgeon refused to do it because it left too much skin hanging. He would only perform tummy tuck. I believed him. If I want to go to beach and take shirt off, why would I want anyone to see hanging skin. I would have shopped around for another surgeon., but I don't have that luxury. I can't take time from work to shop for surgeons and two, the bigger the deal I made over this,, the higher the chance it would make it back to employers.
With the exception of malformed nipple, I am pleased with the results of breast and buffalo hump reduction. But the tummy tuck has been a fiasco. Not necessarily because I took 3 weeks time off with a vague description, my contract was not renewed at end of September. The surgeon dismissed all of my complaints as normal. Yet I went for office visit one day while he was on leave, and the other surgeon found a problem. It is still uncomfortable to lie on my side. I still don't have of job as of 6/3/2014.
I don't believe in lawsuits, but because I was having tummy-tuck related issues until January of 2014, I think I have grounds for one. If you've had a bad experience or you are a cosmetic surgeon, perhaps you can provide me some advice. In closing, NO MAN SHOULD EVERY GET A TUMMY TUCK. Picking up packages, Fixing the roof, picking up (lifting) the kids at Christmas, other things that a man does that are strenuous.