Male Tummy Tuck

Advanced sculpting for a flatter, firmer abdomen

Lost a bunch of weight or getting back in shape and noticing some extra skin or fat around your abs? Or maybe your abs just don’t seem to be as tight as they used to be, despite ramping up your efforts at the gym. If any of this describes you, abdominoplasty might help you get the flat abs you’re looking for.

How a male tummy tuck can help

A tummy tuck works by tightening up and flattening the abdominal muscles. After the muscles are tightened, loose skin is tightened and the excess is trimmed away. This creates a flatter, firmer abdomen with smooth skin—and scars are placed between the hipbones, easily concealed by underwear. Benefits of abdominoplasty for men include:

  • Permanently remove excess skin folds from the belly
  • Restore more attractive, masculine body proportions
  • Improve the shape and location of the navel
  • Help belts and waistbands fit more comfortably and attractively
  • Enhance confidence in your body
  • Improved Abdominal Contour: A tummy tuck can create a firmer, flatter, and more toned abdominal area, enhancing the overall body contour.
  • Removal of Excess Skin and Fat: Particularly beneficial for men who have experienced significant weight loss, a tummy tuck removes loose, hanging skin and excess fat.
  • Correction of Post-Weight Loss Body Changes: A tummy tuck can address the excess skin and fat that often remain after significant weight loss, helping to complete a man’s weight loss journey.
  • Abdominoplasty: The medical term for a tummy tuck, a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and to tighten the abdominal muscles.
  • Anesthesia: Medications used to prevent pain during surgery, which can be either general (inducing unconsciousness) or local (numbing a specific area).
  • Drainage Tubes: Tubes that may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid from the surgical site after a tummy tuck.
  • Excess Skin: Skin that has been stretched due to factors like weight loss or pregnancy and does not retract naturally, often removed during a tummy tuck.
  • Full Tummy Tuck: A comprehensive abdominoplasty procedure that addresses the entire abdominal area, including removing excess skin and fat and tightening muscles.
  • Hematoma: A collection of blood outside of blood vessels, typically in liquid form within the tissue, which can occur as a complication of surgical procedures like a tummy tuck.
  • Incision: A surgical cut made during procedures like a tummy tuck. The size and placement of the incision depend on the extent of the surgery.
  • Liposuction: A procedure that may be combined with a tummy tuck to remove excess fat from the abdomen and surrounding areas.
  • Mini Tummy Tuck: A less extensive version of abdominoplasty that focuses on the lower abdomen, with less scarring and a shorter recovery time than a full tummy tuck.
  • Muscle Tightening: A part of the tummy tuck procedure where loose or separated abdominal muscles are tightened to create a firmer abdomen.
  • Panniculus: A medical term for the apron of excess skin and fat that hangs over the waistline, often targeted in tummy tuck surgeries.
  • Seroma: A collection of fluid that can accumulate under the skin after surgery like a tummy tuck.
  • Skin Elasticity: The skin’s ability to stretch and return to its original shape. Loss of skin elasticity, often due to aging or significant weight changes, can be addressed in a tummy tuck.
  • Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to close incisions. In a tummy tuck, sutures are used to close the abdominal incision and may also be used to tighten muscles.
  • Swelling: A common postoperative symptom that occurs as the body heals from the surgery.

Am I a good abdominoplasty candidate?

The best candidates are non-smokers who are in overall good general health and at a stable, healthy body weight. In men, fat amongst the abdominal organs (visceral fat) is very common and tends to push the ab muscles out from the inside. The problem with this kind of fat is that it cannot be addressed surgically, but only with diet and exercise. If, upon evaluation, Dr. Pancholi feels that visceral fat would interfere with a safe or successful abdominoplasty, he may recommend you lose weight before having the procedure. Once you reach your weight loss goals, a tummy tuck can help put the finishing touches on your more slender, healthy physique.

Liposuction for abdominal contouring

If you are satisfied with your abdominal muscle tone (i.e., your abs are flat) and you don’t have loose skin, but excess fat under the skin is obscuring your muscle tone, liposuction might be the answer for you. Dr. Pancholi is experienced in VASER high definition ultrasound-assisted liposuction. This specialized liposuction technology allows him to sculpt abdominal shapes and contours in excellent detail to accentuate a “six pack” and enhance your natural physique to the optimal extent.

References »

Tummy tuck. American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

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Pollock TA, Pollock H. Progressive tension sutures in abdominoplasty: a review of 597 consecutive cases. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2012 Aug;32(6):729-42. doi: 10.1177/1090820X12452294. 

Luis H. Macias, Edwin Kwon, Daniel J. Gould, Michelle A. Spring, W. Grant Stevens, Decrease in Seroma Rate After Adopting Progressive Tension Sutures Without Drains: A Single Surgery Center Experience of 451 Abdominoplasties Over 7 Years, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 36, Issue 9, October 2016, Pages 1029–1035,

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