Beverly Hills Abdominoplasty for Men
Optimizing Your Midsection Aesthetic
It’s important to emphasize that most plastic surgery procedures – if not modified for men – lead to feminization of the male figure. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a prime example. Men accumulate fat differently from women. Women gain fat mostly in the layers of fat between the skin and musculature of the abdomen, while men gain fat around the intestines inside the abdomen.
Given this difference in fat distribution, and the fact that only women get pregnant, the number of male patients coming in for a tummy tuck is far less than female patients. It takes the consideration of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who excels in this area to truly get the ideal male aesthetic correct.*
Improving the Look of Excess Skin
In men with excess loose skin and fat or just loose skin after weight fluctuations, an abdominoplasty removes the excess skin leading to a flat tummy.* There are several techniques for male tummy tucks.
The least invasive technique involves removing only the excess skin below the level of the umbilicus or belly button. With a limited scan and quick recovery, this technique does not improve the excess skin above the belly button and therefore may not be suitable for some men.
The second tummy tuck technique is best for men with mild to moderate loose skin and fat below and above the belly button. Using a standard incision at the lower abdomen, which is well hid by male underwear or bathing suits, the excess skin is removed and the belly button lowered by approximately 2 cm to avoid a scar around the belly button, which men simply cannot hide.*
The ultimate tummy tuck technique is suitable for men with severe loose skin above and below the belly button with bulging abdominal muscles. Using a lower abdominal incision and an incision around the umbilicus, the skin is separated off the abdominal musculature and to the level of the ribs. The abdominal muscles are then tightened with special sutures, like a corset.
The excess skin is then removed and wound closed with many small sutures, using plastic surgery techniques to minimize scarring. While the strongest of the abdominoplasty techniques with the greatest improvements, this method has the longest recovery.*
Liposuction with Tummy Tuck
Liposuction, when combined with a tummy tuck, is the procedure which sculpts a male figure in an otherwise feminizing procedure. Fat is removed specifically and deliberately to sculpt a masculine figure, accentuating the abdominal muscles, including the rectus and the obliques.*
In rare circumstances, further liposuction is necessary at a later stage to remove more fat than would otherwise be possible for safety reasons simultaneous to the tummy tuck.