If you have looked into having cosmetic surgery, you probably know about a tummy tuck, and how this procedure is used to shape and sculpt the midsection. However, did you know that tummy tucks are becoming increasingly popular among men? According to a report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 2017 statistics showed a 12 percent increase in tummy tucks on male patients within the past five years—as part of an overall increase in cosmetic work done on men that saw more than 1.3 million total procedures performed in 2017.
Why are more men seeking a tummy tuck?
Because a flat, toned stomach is one of the most coveted physical features—and one that can be quite difficult to attain. Even the most diligent diet and rigorous exercise program may leave a flat stomach out of reach for some men, due to weight fluctuations or genetic factors. Other social and environmental factors, such as a long commute or working at a desk job, can contribute to having a flabby middle.
Expert cosmetic surgeons like Drs. Renee Marshall and Paul Gorman at GLOW Surgical Arts can perform a tummy tuck (which is referred to clinically as an abdominoplasty) to achieve great-looking results. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat tissue, while also tightening abdominal muscles that have become weakened over time. The end result is a firmer, well-defined midsection that is considered by many to be more masculine.
Whether you are male or female, a tummy tuck can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Regardless of your gender, the ideal list of qualifications to receive a tummy tuck is the same: being in good overall health, having realistic expectations of the procedure, and already being close to your ideal body weight. Tummy tuck patients should seek to correct an excess of abdominal skin and fatty tissue, and/or the appearance of a protruding abdomen. If you have a large amount of intra-abdominal fat, a tummy tuck will do little to improve the appearance of your midsection. Instead, consider embarking on a program of diet and exercise. You also might consider a weight-loss surgical procedure.
No two patients are alike. Consequently, the specific technique used to perform each tummy tuck by your Redwood City cosmetic surgical experts at GLOW Surgical Arts will be determined by your anatomy and your own particular aesthetic objectives. For example, some men may need additional liposuction performed to remove love handles, while some may desire the appearance of a “six-pack” abdominal section.
Tummy tucks in Redwood City
A tummy tuck is an elective, cosmetic procedure but it is still major surgery. Patients interested in this procedure should make sure they are as healthy as possible before undergoing the operation. Tummy tuck patients should stop smoking and stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs several weeks before the surgery, among other recommendations your cosmetic surgeon may suggest.
Make sure to choose a cosmetic surgeon with experience performing tummy tucks, or who specializes in the procedure. At GLOW Surgical Arts, our Redwood City cosmetic surgeons Drs. Paul Gorman and Renee Marshall will be with you every step of the way. It starts with the pre-op consultation, where we will explain what you should do and expect before, during, and after the surgery. We will also provide detailed post-op care instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.
Are you ready to take the next step to achieving the sculpted midsection you always wanted? Call the office of GLOW Surgical Arts today at (650) 241-2209 to schedule a consultation.
Located in Redwood City, GLOW Surgical Arts offers expert cosmetic surgery throughout the Bay Area of California.