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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) for Men

Can men benefit from Abdominoplasty?

Yes, there are now many men taking advantage of Abdominoplasty for treating a large and protruding stomach or excess fat in the abdomen region.

The following instances are reasons men can significantly benefit from Abdominoplasty. Frequent or dramatic changes in weight can cause the abdominal muscles to weaken, the skin to sag, and stretch marks to appear for men. In many cases, however, simple aging is the primary reason behind the flabby midsection that is the source of frustration and disappointment for many men. As we age, fat redistributes itself to the abdominal area. For many men, exercise alone cannot produce the slim, fit, and youthful looking result they desire.

How common is Tummy Tuck surgery for men?

Tummy Tucks can help patients achieve their ideal figure following a successful program of diet and exercise.

Does a male Tummy Tuck differ from a female tummy tuck?

Yes. Because Abdominoplasty is a form of body contouring, a male Tummy Tuck differs from a female Tummy Tuck in that the surgeon is trying to achieve a very different body aesthetic. Further details of the procedure are noted below.

How is the male Tummy Tuck procedure performed?

Abdominoplasty surgery for men is usually an outpatient procedure, performed under general or local anesthesia and sedation. In a traditional male Tummy Tuck procedure, an incision is made in the lower abdomen from hip to hip, and a second incision is made to reposition the navel. The abdominal muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed. The remaining skin is stretched to create a firmer, tighter abdomen.

Mini Tummy Tuck: In an endoscopic / partial, or “mini,” male tummy tuck, less skin is removed, and the navel is left intact. A smaller incisional scar is left behind, and the recovery time is shorter compared to the full male Abdominoplasty. Liposuction can also be performed at the same time to remove any excess fat from the area. During the endoscopic tummy tuck, small incisions are made and using a small camera device, the surgeon tightens the abdominal area. No skin is removed in this procedure and it is less invasive than other Tummy Tuck procedures.

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