Why men need Mummy Makeovers too

Recent statistics confirm it: more and more men are turning to cosmetic surgery to get the look they want. And one procedure, in particular, that’s shot up in the rankings is the abdominoplasty. And although it’s been saddled with the highly unmasculine term of ‘the Mummy makeover’ or even the ‘tummy tuck’, it’s known in the trade as ‘abdominoplasty’. And it’s something that works as well for men as it does for women.

What is an abdominoplasty?

It’s a solution to a problem which affects both sexes: what to do with the excess skin left over after pregnancy (in the sole case of women) and major weight loss (in the case of both sexes. It’s a common complaint amongst people who have lost weight, and no amount of work in the gym is ever going to put it right.

There’s a simple reason for this happening: over time, the skin loses its elasticity, and is unable to snap back into shape. Abdominoplasty is the solution to that, as it removes the excess skin, tightens up the stomach muscles which have been weakened and displaced through carrying excess weight, and even removes any remaining excess fat. The actual surgical procedure will involve two incisions under general anaesthesia, a tightening and repositioning of the abdominal muscles, a removal of unnecessary fat and skin, and an overnight stay.

Yes, there’s a Daddy Makeover

If you want the full treatment, you can also go for gynecomastia surgery, otherwise known as male breast reduction. It’s a similar procedure to abdominoplasty, minus the need to tighten up the chest muscles. Excess deposits of fat are sucked out, and excess skin is trimmed off – resulting in a flat and more contoured chest. And for the finishing touch, liposuction can address any other part of the body with excess fat.

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