Tummy tucks have been a hot topic in cosmetic surgery for years among the female population to help shape and tone their midsection, creating an attractive, sexy figure. However, what used to be a procedure viewed as primarily focused on women has now begun increased in popularity among men.
According to a report released in 2017 from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there has been a 12% increase in the last five years of men seeking tummy tucks looking to obtain the coveted physique of displaying perfect abs. To help answer some basic questions about male tummy tucks, Dr. Aviva Preminger, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan, has provided some helpful information below.
Why are more men getting tummy tucks?
Many men desire a flat, toned midsection. However, it can be quite difficult to achieve even while sticking to the most rigorous diet and exercise regimen if you suffer from weight fluctuations or genetic factors. Diet and exercise alone sometimes aren’t enough to result in toned and tight abs.
Manhattan area board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Aviva Preminger can perform an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck to provide your desired look. A tummy tuck is an art of removing excess skin and fat tissue as well as tightening weakened abdominal muscles. Most often is the case that liposuction is combined with a tummy tuck to provide the best results. Once the procedure is complete, you will experience the firm, sculpted midsection you have always wanted.
Can a tummy tuck achieve aesthetic goals, regardless of gender?
In short, yes. There are certain qualifications that need to be met prior to a tummy tuck, but your gender, whether male or female, is not a factor. However, being in relatively good health, being close to your ideal body weight, and having realistic expectations of the results are factors to be considered. A tummy tuck is to correct excess fatty tissue, extra abdominal skin from significant weight loss, or the appearance of a protruding abdomen, not as a solution to shed unwanted pounds.
If you have excess weight, a tummy tuck will do little to help improve your midsection. It is highly recommended to embark on a diet and exercise program to shed pounds before having a tummy tuck procedure. In the event that you need medical assistance with your weight loss, you should speak with your primary doctor.
As with any procedure, there are no two patients that will have the exact needs and desired results. Therefore, the techniques used by Dr. Preminger will vary based on your needs and ultimate objective. For example, some men may want only to remove their love handles, while others will be looking for “six-pack” abs. Be specific about your goals so that Dr. Preminger can devise the best treatment options for you.
Tummy Tucks for Men in New York City
Although a tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure and an elective surgery, it still requires you to be as healthy as possible beforehand. If you smoke, quit, and speak with Dr. Preminger about any medications, even over-the-counter ones, that you take. It might be necessary to stop taking certain medications before your surgery. But, only do so if instructed by your physician.
When you are ready to get the body you have always desired by sculpting your midsection, schedule your consultation with Preminger Plastic Surgery by calling (212) 706-1900. Dr. Preminger’s boutique practice is conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.