An abdominoplasty – or tummy tuck – is a surgical procedure that offers patients a method of achieving the abdominal tone they desire. For many, a tummy tuck is the second chance many have been looking for to slim and trim this area of their body while also improving its tone and appearance. The tummy tuck is a popular procedure performed in Fort Lee, New Jersey, at Edmund Kwan, M.D., by our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. While tummy tucks are popular among females looking to tone this area following a pregnancy or weight loss, it is also gaining popularity among males.
If aging, weight gain, or other factors have been getting in the way of achieving a toned midsection, a tummy tuck could be the solution you have been seeking.
The Rising Interest in Abdominoplasties Among Males
Plastic surgeons across America have seen an increasing interest among men in getting a tummy tuck. Males who seek this procedure often do so to combat the signs of aging and aid their appearance following weight fluctuation. While a tummy tuck is not an instant solution to achieving perfectly sculpted abs, it can provide that second chance many are seeking to look slimmer than ever before.
How Is a Male Abdominoplasty Different Than Those Done for Females?
The procedure is virtually the same for both men and women. Both men and women can reap significant benefits from the procedure, and the only significant difference lies in the reason one chooses the procedure.
For men who tend to experience skin laxity in and around the abdominal area following weight loss, a tummy tuck is a great way to firm up and tone the area. This skin laxity occurs due to how fat accumulates in the area behind the belly button, resulting in stretched skin in the front area of the stomach. Women can also get a tummy tuck for the same reason, but a far more common reason for the female tummy tuck is due to loose and saggy skin following pregnancy.
There can be some subtle differences in how a tummy tuck is performed. A flat incision will often be made for men, while a curved incision will be performed on women. The reason for this comes down to the idea of a straight line appearing more masculine as compared to a sweeping incision looking more feminine.
Another difference could lie in the liposuction techniques used. Liposuction is a common procedure performed with a tummy tuck to remove any unwanted fat. Men often are looking for a more toned look that shows off their abs, while women often want a flat, toned appearance.
Tummy Tuck Benefits
No matter if you are male or female, a tummy tuck can provide you with a wide range of benefits, which include:
- Increased confidence in your body and how willing you are to show it off to others
- A reduction in front bearing weight, leading to less related problems like back pain
- More comfort in your everyday movements, increasing your ability to properly exercise and be more active
- A reduction in issues related to urinary incontinence due to pressure being removed from the bladder
If you are concerned about the cost of this and other procedures, you can rest easy knowing that our services are made affordable for you.