Male abdominoplasty – does it work?

male abdominoplastyAbdominoplasty – the aesthetic procedure known in the media as the ‘tummy tuck’ – is usually seen as a female-specific treatment, as it’s gained recent popularity amongst women who have been through pregnancy. But one can argue that men are just as suitable for the procedure – if not more so.

Think about the key differences between the genders when it comes to weight gain: while female weight gain is distributed chiefly through the thighs, hips and buttocks, male weight gain is chiefly concentrated in the stomach area – in other words, the ‘beer gut’. While that excess weight is theoretically easier to get rid of than the weight women tend to accumulate, there are still many disadvantages to male weight. There’s an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, strokes and all the other obesity-related illnesses, for starters.

So, if you’re male and in this condition, it makes sense to step up on the exercise, cut down on fatty food and alcohol, and get down to a healthy weight. But the problem with that is that over time, the skin loses its elasticity and its ability to snap back into shape – and what’s left is a band of sagging skin that looks as unsightly as the original beer gut.

An abdominoplasty procedure is the solution

The tummy tuck may have been originally developed for women who have undergone childbirth, but it works even better on men who have lost drastic amounts of weight. The procedure begins with the injection of fluid under the abdominal skin in order to reduce bleeding, followed by a treatment of liposuction to reduce any remaining fat.

After making an incision from hip to hip, the skin is pulled down, and the excess is removed. In certain cases, the surgeon will work under the skin to tighten and reposition the stomach muscles. Finally, temporary drains are fitted to remove excess blood and fluid, and the skin is sutured.

Abdominoplasty is not a ‘quick fix’ for someone who wants to lose weight fast: it’s performed under the assumption that the client has done their level best to lose weight, and they require a finishing touch to restore their original look and shape.

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