Weight gain, weight loss, and other factors beyond your control such as heredity may contribute to an abdomen that protrudes or folds over your waistline. The problem area may be limited to a small pouch around the navel, or it may extend to a larger area like the love handles. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck for men, could be just what you need to get rid of stubborn fat in your abdomen. At the Plastic Surgery Center of Stockton we will customize your procedure to safely sculpt a flat, toned, masculine abdomen and waist that complements your body and meets your desired goals.
In patients who undergo a full tummy tuck, the incision is made from hip to hip just over the pubic area. This results in a scar line that is horizontal and can be hidden when wearing undergarments. This technique allows the surgeon access to a large portion of the abdomen while repositioning the belly button so that its placement appears natural. Liposuction is performed to remove excess fat preceding the skin tightening portion. The internal abdominal muscles are secured for a firm, toned appearance.
A tummy tuck is done under general anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure. As with any other surgery, abdominoplasty comes with risks so it’s best to discuss any health conditions you have prior to surgery. After surgery, pain medications are provided and a compression garment is worn. Recovery from surgery takes 2-4 weeks.