For many men, having a flat, toned tummy can really make a difference to what they wear and how confident they feel. Lacking muscle tone, or losing a large amount of weight from the stomach, can result in being left with folds of loose skin that give the abdomen a saggy appearance. A 'tummy tuck', or Abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that takes away excess loose skin and tightens the muscles up to leave a flatter, much firmer appearance.
Similar to liposuction, a tummy tuck is not a remedy for obesity and should not be considered as a weight loss solution, but as a body reshaping tool. An overnight stay in hospital is required, followed by a few weeks recovery at home. The area will be swollen and bruised post surgery and a compression garment will have to be worn for 6 weeks to assist with healing.
Can Abdominoplasty surgery treat a 'Beer Belly'?
A beer belly is excess fat underneath the muscle wall as opposed to loose hanging fat in front of the abdominal wall, for this reason an Abdominoplasty cannot treat a 'beer belly'.
How does male abdominoplasty differ from female abdominoplasty ?
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck are the same for male and females, however 'anatomy' and 'production' (i.e. pregnancy, trans-gender) factors will differ. Typically the surgeon will assess skin, fat and muscle.
Can Abdominoplasty be performed on a heavily overweight male?
We recommend that a substantial amount of weight is lost and sustained before deciding on Abdominoplasty surgery. People who tend to be overweight have fat inside the abdominal wall which can be reduced with a healthy diet and exercise.
Will I be left with a scar from Abdominoplasty surgery?
Yes. You will be left with a scar located on the pubic hairline in such a way that any scarring will not be as visible. Our aftercare service can aid to minimise the scar.