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Male Tummy Tuck, also known as a male abdominoplasty, is a common procedure at Centre for Surgery that can reduce the size of a protruding abdomen by removing excess skin and tightening the muscles in the midsection. Tummy tuck surgery, for many men, can deliver a flatter, tighter, more aesthetically appealing abdominal contour.
Frequent or significant changes in weight can cause the abdominal muscles to weaken, the skin to sag, and stretch marks to appear. 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. Male tummy tuck surgery (or male abdominoplasty) can improve the appearance of the abdominal region through the removal of excess skin and tightening of the abdominal muscles. For the best results, male tummy tucks should be teamed with a balanced diet and regular exercise. A common and highly successful procedure, male tummy tuck surgery can create a tighter, flatter abdominal area for men, as well as provide a boost in confidence and a new, more youthful contour for many men.
This type of surgery should not be confused with liposuction. The goal of liposuction is to remove fat deposits from the body, not excess skin. Although it is a cosmetic procedure, a male tummy tuck is still a form of surgery.
Male tummy tucks may be combined with other procedures such as liposuction of flanks, back and extremities, body lifts, gynecomastia treatment The results of these procedures are spectacular for many men, as they greatly improve overall appearance and self-esteem.
Male tummy tuck should not be used as an alternative to weight loss, and the surgery does produce visible scars. The scars can be hidden my underwear however.
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with male tummy tuck surgery.
We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.
Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.
The male tummy tuck procedure is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem.
The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the procedure with your surgeon, and ask any relevant questions you may have.
Your surgeon will:
- Take a focused history and examine you
- Explain the male tummy tuck procedure
- Take your needs and preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option for you
A male tummy tuck surgeon can be either from a plastic surgery or general surgery background. Both specialities are fully trained to perform male tummy tuck.
The goal of a male tummy tuck is to tone and flatten the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles.
What should I do before a male tummy tuck?
Refrain from smoking
Stop certain medications which increase risk of bleeding
Maintain a stable weight
What does male tummy tuck surgery involve?
Male tummy tuck is performed under general anaesthesia.
An incision from hip to hip is made. The surgeon will remove excess skin and fat followed by muscle tightening. The remaining skin is pulled tight in order to create a firm abdomen, and then stitched together. Sometimes liposuction is done to contour the abdomen.
Male tummy tuck takes about two hours.
What is the recovery process for a male tummy tuck?
The recovery for a male tummy tuck is quick and uncomplicated. With a male tummy tuck, you can return to work after one week. You will be bruised and swollen, and should avoid any gym activity or lifting for about six weeks.
Can a mini tummy tuck be performed?
The decision to have a mini tummy tuck depends on the amount of excess fat and skin that has to be removed, and the location. If you only need to have excess tissue below the umbilicus removed, then a mini tummy tuck may produce the best results.
Is a male tummy tuck or liposuction better for me?
Liposuction can not address loose, sagging skin unlike a male tummy tuck.
What about scars?
There will be a scar which runs from hip to hip. This will be covered by underwear.