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How Does a Tummy Tuck Differ for a Man?

Posted May 15, 2020 in Tummy Tuck Surgery

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While tummy tuck surgery is very common for women looking to tighten abdominal contours after pregnancy, they are just as useful for men. A study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed that more men are getting plastic surgery. The trend is known as the “daddy do-over,” and it’s caused a 29 percent increase in male plastic surgeries between 2000 and 2019.

Man pinching excess abdominal skin that could be removed with tummy tuck surgery.

The infamous tummy tuck is a top choice for many men. While it may not give you the ultra-defined six-pack abs you have always wanted, it can get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat that seem to be increasing every year. 

Are you considering a tummy tuck? Here we have broken down everything a man should know before scheduling a tummy tuck.

Why Get a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Men choose tummy tuck surgery for a variety of reasons. 

As we age and fluctuate weight, many of us experience a collection of fat around the waistline that can be uncomfortable and can lower our self-esteem (and make us embarrassed to go without a shirt). Sometimes, there can be a collection of loose, sagging skin or stretch marks from dramatic weight loss. And lastly, muscles can weaken over time, causing our stomach muscles to become loose and flabby.

All of these issues can result in lowered confidence and quality of life. Luckily, male tummy tuck surgery can help.

What Is Tummy Tuck Surgery?

A tummy tuck procedure (a.k.a. abdominoplasty) tightens weak muscles in the stomach and removes excess fat to create a flatter, firmer, and tighter abdomen.

Should I Combine My Tummy Tuck With Liposuction?

Tummy tuck surgery removes excess fat on the abdomen, but it does not address the surrounding areas. Combining liposuction surgery with your male tummy tuck allows you to address “pinchable” areas, such as the love handles. 

Love handles are common in men, and liposuction allows them to become a thing of the past.

What Is Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis recti is the technical term for a “pooch” of fat that collects around the waistline. This medical condition is most common in postpartum women but can affect anyone, including men. Some of the symptoms of diastasis recti (other than a protruding stomach) are lower back pain, poor posture, constipation, and bloating.

For men suffering from diastasis recti, a tummy tuck is a treatment option for the condition.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Male Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Most men with abdominal area problems who are in good health are good candidates for a tummy tuck. A plastic surgeon like Dr. Chin will examine your stomach area to determine if tummy tuck surgery is the right decision for you. The ideal candidate will be a nonsmoker and have realistic expectations about their results.

Interested in Learning More?

Dr. Chin offers three tummy tuck options in Fresno, California: the mini tummy tuck, modified tummy tuck, and full tummy tuck. During your consultation, Dr. Chin will examine you to determine which type of a tummy tuck is best suited for you. Start your plastic surgery journey today by calling (559) 435-9649 or by filling out our online contact form.