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Can Men Get Tummy Tucks?

Written by Dr. Sean Maguire on June 8, 2019

Tummy Tucks for Men

Tummy tuck is often performed on women to reverse the effects of pregnancy on the abdominal area. But you might be surprised to learn that an increasing number of men are turning to tummy tuck to flatten and firm their midsections. Read on as Dr. Sean Maguire of Physician’s Center for Beauty explains more about tummy tuck for men.

What Happens during Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck is a good option for men who have loose folds of skin, stubborn fat deposits and weakness in the abdominal muscles. These problems are often the result of significant weight fluctuations or the effects of aging.

During the procedure, Dr. Maguire creates an incision on the lower abdomen, right above the pubic hairline (he may make an additional incision around the navel, too), and separates the skin from the underlying tissue. He trims excess skin that may sag or droop off the lower abdomen, tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall and removes excess pockets of fat. He can also use liposuction techniques on the areas around the sides of the waist to eliminate “love handles” or to etch the skin to create the appearance of “six-pack” abs.

The result is a smoother and more toned-looking stomach and more attractive midsection.

Tummy tuck does leave a horizontal scar on the abdomen, but it is low enough to be covered by underwear or bathing suit trunks. Most men are happy to trade an inconspicuous scar for an improved abdominal contour.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck may be a good option if you:

  • Are unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen due to aging or fluctuations in weight
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Are at or near your target goal weight
  • Do not smoke
  • Have reasonable expectations of the procedure
  • Understand you will have scarring
  • Can commit to following healthy lifestyle habits to maintain your results long-term

Discuss Male Tummy Tuck with Dr. Maguire

Dr. Maguire would be happy to consult with you about tummy tuck surgery and whether it is appropriate for your needs and goals. He can walk you through the procedure and answer your questions about the surgery. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Maguire, please contact Physician’s Center for Beauty today.

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