Like many men, you might be working hard to get healthy by eating good diet and exercising on a regular basis. Generally, though, when men age, they find difficulty in achieving the type of body they desire, particularly the shape of the abdomen. It is interesting to note that even avid marathon runners sometimes develop fat deposits with age for the simple reason that the bodies store fat differently when we age.
A lipoabdominoplasty or tummy tuck is an excellent way to address the problem of excess fat as well as skin in your abdominal region. The name lipoabdominoplasty comes by combining abdominoplasty (the elimination and tightening of abdomen excess skin) and liposuction. A tummy tuck is a technique of losing weight; in fact it is meant to reduce fat deposits that stay in place despite exercise and a healthy diet.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
Prior to surgery, you will have an appointment with Dr. Haque to discuss your concerns and goals and to ask any questions you have. He will help you determine if a tummy tuck is necessary to achieve your aesthetic goals, or if liposuction alone will be sufficient.
If you make a decision that a tummy tuck is the right option for you, your surgery will be planned. During your procedure, we will first take away the excess fat from your abdomen and love handles with the help of tumescent liposuction.
Following liposuction, your upper and lower abdomen will be tightened and contoured.
Who Should Get a Tummy Tuck for Men?
First, you must know this procedure is not suitable for every man. In fact, men who are extremely overweight or those whose body would benefit from diet and exercise should not try surgery to achieve their goals as they can get what they want by following a healthy lifestyle. However, many men find diet and exercise simply aren’t enough in lessening fat in certain parts of the abdomen. Also, others who have excess skin may undergo this treatment.
Suitable candidates for this procedure are men with:
- Excess skin because of weight loss
- Surplus skin resulting from bariatric surgery
- Stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to exercise and diet
- Uncomfortably placed surplus fat and skin in the abdomen
How to Prepare for Surgery
We typically recommend you stop smoking at least 3 weeks prior to undergoing a tummy tuck. This is because smoking limits blood flow throughout the body, making it more difficult for your body to recover.
Setting up a Consultation
Feel free to Contact Us to learn more about tummy tucks for men or to schedule a consultation.