A tummy tuck procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, is often a procedure associated with women. This procedure, however is not limited in popularity to only women. In the past few years, the plastic surgery world has seen a huge increase in men seeking different plastic and cosmetic surgery options. With the number of weight loss surgeries on the rise, more men than ever before are choosing a tummy tuck to tighten and tone their midsection.
An ideal candidate for a tummy tuck procedure would be:
- Someone who is physically healthy and a stable weight
- If you are bothered by your appearance of your abdomen
- You have stubborn belly fat or loose skin that has not responded to diet and exercise
- Someone who has realistic goals for what the procedure can and cannot accomplish
The particular technique for the tummy tuck will be based on the desired results from the patient. With most tummy tuck procedures, the abdominal muscles will be tightened and the excess skin removed. The incision is in the power part of the abdomen, typically below the belt line. Some men may require additional liposuction to the waist to improve the love handles. Other men may opt to have etching of the skin to give the appearance of a “six-pack” or V-lines, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
As always, with any plastic surgery, make sure you are choosing a board certified plastic surgeon to perform the procedure. Contact us today 614.682.5095 to schedule a consultation today!