There’s a common perception that women are the only ones self-conscious about the appearance of their stomachs. Despite this, there are a growing number of men trying to find a way to improve the look of their abdomen. Those men seeking tummy tucks are usually seeking to eliminate excess skin after significant weight loss. While exercise and dieting can go a long way to reduce weight, it’s not capable of correcting loose skin. Find out how a tummy tuck can be the final polish on the hard work you spent losing weight.
Who Are The Men That Seek Out Tummy Tucks?
As mentioned above, the men who most often want a tummy tuck have recently lost a significant amount of weight. Loose skin can be frustrating after getting down to a healthy weight. Tummy tucks are an excellent option for restoring tone and firmness to flabby skin. These aren’t the only men who want this procedure, however.
Skin that has separated from their abdominal muscles can also cause men to seek out a tummy tuck. Even when their abs are taut and toned, they may still look flabby. This flabbiness is due to a separation of the abdominal muscles, causing loss of definition. In many cases, this can also result in an ‘outie’ belly button.
These visible symptoms are the result of the abdominal wall having a central weakness. The skin these men have is not excess or loose and does not need to be removed. Instead, the underlying muscles that were separated need to be addressed. The muscles are tightened, resulting in a flattening of the stomach that produces the desired results.
In some cases, the loosened skin will wrap around the sides of the abdomen. In these cases, another form of a tummy tuck will be necessary. This procedure is known as a “belt lipectomy” and eliminates all the skin that’s loose around the waist.
This procedure involves two extra steps:
- An incision is made encircling the waist
- Loose skin in the lower back and abdomen is removed
In some cases, the skin of the buttocks and thighs will also be loose. A “lower body lift” can be done to help address these concerns.
This process differs in the following ways:
- An incision is made going under the buttocks and thighs.
- The tissues of these areas are lifted and tightened.
These procedures combined can address many of the concerns that some men face with loose skin. There’s no reason that all your hard work should leave you with a loose, flabby abdomen. A male tummy tuck can put all your hard work on display.
Seek Further Guidance From Your Plastic Surgeon
Are you ready to finally see the gains you worked so hard for? Call your plastic surgeon today and ask for a consultation. They’ll do a thorough examination and present you with a list of options that can eliminate loose skin. Don’t let the work you’ve done be in vain; call for a consultation today!