Male Tummy Tuck Basics
Many men hope to improve the tone and definition of their abdominal area, and as they grow older, their metabolism rates slow down and weight may be gained around the midsection. Men experiencing abdominal dissatisfaction may want to consider an abdominoplasty, a procedure designed to trim away excess weight, tighten stomach muscles, and enhance your overall look. Often thought of as a woman’s surgery, male abdominoplasty procedures are on the rise. It was reported as the seventh most popular cosmetic surgery among men.
A complete male tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) tightens lax abs along their entire length and removes a maximum amount of excess skin or fat. The surgery lasts around 3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The incision is placed in a discrete area, easily hidden by swim wear. Many male tummy tuck procedures are combined with liposuction, body lifts, and/or gynecomastia treatment. At the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, abdominoplasty patients are monitored overnight by our highly trained nurses and staff.
Recovery time varies from patient to patient. You can expect to begin walking the day after your surgery and can resume normal activities around the one week mark. Tummy tuck patients will experience scarring following surgery but should expect them to fade within the first year. Dr. Parker’s abdominoplasty patients recover in Surgiplex, a 2,300 sq. ft. accredited and certified ambulatory surgical facility. Surgiplex is a state-of-the-art facility where patients are able to recover in a secure and relaxed environment.