Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a common procedure that tightens and improves the appearance of the abdomen. The majority of tummy tuck patients are women because the procedure is well known for its ability to reverse many of the effects of pregnancy on the midsection, but a growing number of men are also turning to abdominoplasty to bring out the best in their bodies. Can a tummy tuck help you achieve a more sculpted appearance?
Men and women alike commonly store excess fat in and around their abdomens. When diet and exercise can only get you so far, body contouring procedures can finish the job. During a tummy tuck, your surgeon can remove loose skin along with excess fatty tissue from the abdominal cavity for a trimmer waistline. Consider combining your tummy tuck with liposuction for more comprehensive contouring.
Most men end up with some loose stomach skin after losing weight. Excess skin can cover up the fact that you made much weight loss progress at all, as well as appear unsightly spilling over your beltline. A tummy tuck tightens your stomach skin and removes any extra so you can showcase your weight loss success and fit more comfortably into your clothes.
While a tummy tuck can retighten loose muscles, it’s not going to give you an instant “six pack.” By tightening the covering of the abdominal muscles, the procedure “resets” the muscles in place so that they can benefit from toning and exercise. You still need to do abdominal muscle strengthening and put in the hours at the gym if you want to create a strong, masculine appearance.