Can Men Get Tummy Tucks?

Dr. Atul Kesarwani is the medical director of the Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kesarwani has 30+ years of experience in the field. Read more about Dr. Kesarwani >

 


Of course!

Tummy tucks are quickly becoming one of the most popular methods for women to reduce the size of their stomach areas and eliminate unsightly fat. The latest data shows that thousands of Canadian men are now considering tummy tucks, too.

Which Types of Men are Good Candidates for Tummy Tucks?

Men of all ages and medical histories may be considered eligible for the tummy tuck procedure. However, the vast majority of men who now undergo tummy tucks do so to remove the fatty skin left over after weight loss and with aging.

When a person loses a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time, their body is often left with a large amount of loose skin in areas where fatty deposits were once stored. These deposits can leave skin hanging off the body and make men feel uncomfortable with the way they look, particular in underwear and swimwear. Tummy tucks are the ideal procedure to resolve this issue.

A Number of Tummy Tuck Options Available

For men considering the tummy tuck procedure for their own personal health needs, there are two forms of the surgery: full male abdominoplasty and partial male abdominoplasty. Full male abdominoplasty involves cutting the mid-section from hipbone to hipbone and manipulating the tissue and muscles to achieve the optimal result.

Whereas the partial male abdominoplasty procedure involves the removal of fatty deposits below the navel.

Important Considerations for Men Hoping to get a Tummy Tuck

While tummy tuck procedures are ideal for men looking to remove fat from their midsection and regain their aesthetic appeal for years to come, there are some considerations to review before making a decision. They include the following:

  • Scarring: Scars tend to fade in the months after the procedure and will become barely noticeable in time with proper care.
  • Discomfort: In the weeks after the procedure, patients may experience some discomfort at the surgical site. However, this pain can be simply managed by painkillers, which can then be reduced in a short period of time.
  • Routine changes: After the procedure, men may find they are unable to exercise in the same way as before their tummy tuck. They may need to change their exercise routines for up to a month before they can begin more challenging work. While you’ll be able to return to all of your regular activities once you’ve recovered, you’ll need to take it easy up to that time.

The tummy tuck procedure can be a great way for men to improve their appearance after significant weight loss.

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