Tummy tuck for Men- Male Abdominoplasty in Beverly Hills
Article by S. Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
Male abdominoplasty or tummy tuck for men has become more prevalent in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and throughout Southern California. There are many reasons why male tummy tuck has become a popular plastic surgery procedure for men.
Men who were once heavy have shaped up with diet and exercises to only find themselves unable to attain an ideal body, despite significant weight loss. Southern California men have even tried liposuction of their “love handles” and “smartlipo” of their abdomen in vein. The challenge for men after massive weight loss has not been losing more weight or fat, but the removal of the loose abdominal skin that hangs like an apron. This can only be accomplished with a tummy tuck or male abdominoplasty procedure which is performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Southern California men who seek an abdominoplasty don’t get a male tummy tuck because of vanity. Men choose to undergo a tummy tuck so that they can look normal, wear cloths comfortably, and in order to be able to live active lives.
After Gastric bypass or lap band surgery, men who have lost more than 60 lbs of weight are often left with a hanging pannus. Besides being unattractive it poses a hindrance to exercise, as well as a man’s ability to wear normal cloths.
There are several body contouring procedures for men who help them regain their normal physic after massive weight loss. High Tension Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty for men not only removes excess abdominal skin, but also tightens the abdominal muscles. For men who also have sagging of the thighs or buttocks a body lift surgery is more appropriate. In Los Angeles, a body lift which is also called a lower body lift is a combination of a tummy tuck and a buttock lift or lower body lift. While the tummy tuck portion of the body lift, removes the excess skin of the abdomen and tightens its muscles, the buttock lift portion, lifts the buttocks and removes the excess skin of the lower back and flanks.
Tummy tuck for men varies from that of women, in that the emphasis is not to make the body look curvy and feminine. The tummy tuck scars are also placed very low so that they don’t show in a bathing suit.