Unless I live to be 100 I am middle aged. I took it upon myself to live a healthier life and lost nearly 150 pounds - but in the mirror I looked the same. "The ledge" of my stomach undermined my accomplishment. I wanted to get to the goal of looking and feeling better. A friend finally said, "look you have reached your goal but your body has been deformed by your former size.
There is nothing shameful or unmasculine about repairing the deformity." The tummy tuck did just that and I am extremely pleased to live in a world where pleated pants are a fashion choice not a wardrobe necessity.