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July 27, 2017, By: Jacky Gale, Men

The Guy’s Guide to Tummy Tucks

male tummy tuckIf you’re a guy who is thinking about getting a tummy tuck, you’re in good company. “We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of male patients seeking tummy tucks and other ‘daddy do-over’ procedures,” says Dr. Preminger of NYC.

Tummy tucks are commonly associated with mommy makeovers. This is because pregnancy stretches out the abdominal muscles—and no number of crunches or hours in the gym can fix that. However, women aren’t the only ones who appreciate having a toned, flat tummy. Everyone deserves to have a body that makes them feel self-confident. Men who are considering tummy tucks shouldn’t hesitate to talk to a plastic surgeon. Tummy tucks aren’t right for every patient, but a plastic surgeon can design an appropriate treatment plan that yields the desired results.

Why should you consider a male tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is an effective way to flatten your abs, but it shouldn’t be considered to be a weight loss surgery. It does involve the removal of excess fat, but good candidates for tummy tucks are people who are already within a healthy weight range.

If your only concern is one or more stubborn bulges of fat, you may be a better candidate for liposuction. But if you have excess skin or stretched out muscles, a tummy tuck will address these problems. This is why tummy tucks are so popular among people who have had a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy (types of weight loss surgeries). The bariatric procedure helps patients lose excess weight, but it doesn’t address the excess skin. People who lose a significant amount of weight very quickly often find the excess skin uncomfortable and aesthetically displeasing.

What will a male tummy tuck accomplish?

The results of a tummy tuck will become apparent after the initial healing phase is over, as swelling is normal after surgery. You can look forward to these results:

  • Removal of excess abdominal fat
  • Removal of excess abdominal skin
  • Removal of stretch marks on excised skin
  • Restoration of weak or separated abdominal muscles

Know that it is still possible to reverse the results of a tummy tuck with lack of exercising and poor dietary choices. Leading a healthy lifestyle will preserve your flat abs.

What should men know about tummy tuck surgeries?

Some guys think they can tough out anything, including a surgery. But it’s crucial not to rush your recovery or ignore your plastic surgeon’s pre-operative and post-operative instructions. Pay close attention when your surgeon tells you how long to stay out of work, when to resume light activities, how to prevent infections, and how to take medications properly.

Take the first step toward flat abs

Dr. B. Aviva Preminger welcomes male and female patients to her Manhattan office to discuss plastic surgery and aesthetic goals. She specializes in performing cosmetic enhancements for men, including male tummy tucks, liposuction, double chin treatment, breast reduction, and other daddy do-over procedures.

When you meet with Dr. Preminger, you’ll receive one-on-one guidance and a comprehensive evaluation to make sure your plastic surgery plan is right for your unique needs. Call Dr. Preminger in New York City at 212.706.1900.

Additional resources for men considering a tummy tuck:

  1. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Tummy Tuck, https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/tummy-tuck/results
  2. MedlinePlus, Abdominal Wall Surgery, https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002978.htm
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