Will A Male Tummy Tuck Tighten Your Midsection?
If you’re like most people, you may think of a tummy tuck as a female cosmetic procedure. While thousands of women do undergo a tummy tuck to enhance their figure each year, more and more men are also choosing to have tummy tuck surgery to achieve a tighter, firmer, more masculine physique. Renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz is proud to offer male tummy tuck surgery in Beverly Hills, CA for men looking to reverse the effects of aging, weight loss, or genetic factors. Learn more about tummy tuck for men here, including how it works and what results you can expect.
What does a tummy tuck do?
Tummy tuck surgery, formally referred to as abdominoplasty, can dramatically transform a patient’s physique by trimming excess skin, removing stubborn fat via liposuction, and correcting other cosmetic and structural flaws in the midsection. Most commonly, tummy tuck surgery is used by after weight loss patients to remove loose, hanging skin and by women who are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy body after having one or more children. However, virtually anyone with loose abdominal skin or a wrinkled stomach can benefit from the body contouring properties of tummy tuck surgery.
Signs and symptoms that can be corrected with tummy tuck surgery in Beverly Hills include:
- Loose skin
- Hanging skin
- Mommy pooch or pouch
- Stubborn fat pockets
- Separated ab muscles (diastasis recti)
Can men get a tummy tuck?
Absolutely! The male tummy tuck is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after procedures by men looking to resculpt their body and counter the unwanted side effects of aging, weight loss, or genetics. While the fundamental details of male tummy tuck surgery are fairly similar to a traditional tummy tuck, it is important to select a surgeon who is experienced in the complexities and nuances of tummy tuck for men in order to achieve appropriate, natural-looking results.
During your consultation for male tummy tuck in Beverly Hills, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly evaluate your concerns, discuss your desired outcome, and generate a customized surgical plan that best meets your needs. Oftentimes, Dr. Schwartz combines abdominal etching with tummy tuck surgery to further define the abs and create a six-pack appearance, which can be exceptionally difficult for many men to achieve through diet and exercise alone. Additionally, Dr. Schwartz may recommend a variation of tummy tuck surgery – such as extended tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck – depending on the nature and severity of your concerns. For example, men with a significant amount of loose skin and stubborn fat on their abdomen as well as their flanks may be better suited to an extended tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck, on the other hand, may be more appropriate for men with mild concerns confined to the lower abdomen alone.
How long is tummy tuck recovery?
Patients considering tummy tuck surgery should have realistic expectations for their recovery period and understand that abdominoplasty often requires several weeks of downtime. This can vary somewhat depending on the extent of the patient’s procedure and whether any additional procedures were performed simultaneously. While most patients are able to return to work about 2 – 3 weeks after tummy tuck surgery, strenuous physical activities – including exercise, heavy lifting, and straining – will be off-limits for up to 6 – 8 weeks or longer.
What does a male tummy tuck scar look like?
Dr. Schwartz understands and shares in his patients’ desires to keep cosmetic surgery discrete and be left with minimal visible scarring. To accomplish this, Dr. Schwartz takes great care to place tummy tuck incisions where they can be concealed underneath clothing and within the natural contours of the body as much as possible. However, patients should understand that they will have a tummy tuck scar on their lower abdomen, just above the pubic area, which should fade to a white or skin-colored tone once fully healed. For patients who undergo an extended tummy tuck, the lengthier incision required will result in a greater amount of scarring, while a mini tummy tuck typically leaves a shorter scar.
During your consultation and preoperative appointments, Dr. Schwartz will give you a firm idea of where you can expect your scar to be and how to best care for your incision to encourage appropriate healing and fading. While tummy tuck scarring is unavoidable, the vast majority of patients agree that the enhancements to their figure are well worth the presence of a scar.
Transform your physique with male tummy tuck in Beverly Hills, CA
If you are frustrated by loose skin after weight loss or want to sculpt a firmer, more masculine midsection, tummy tuck surgery may be the solution you’ve been looking for. To learn more about tummy tuck for men in Beverly Hills, CA, call our knowledgeable team to schedule your private consultation with acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz today, and take the first step toward getting the fit physique and boosted confidence you deserve.