Tummy tucks, referred to as abdominoplasty, have been gaining in popularity with men. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been a 90 percent increase in the number of men getting tummy tucks since 2001.
Many times, men and women get the tummy tuck procedure for the same reasons. Age and weight loss can take a toll on the body causing the skin to lose its elasticity and the abdominal muscles to become loose. A tummy tuck can resolves these issues. In turn, patients are left with a more contoured body, achieving results not possible with diet and exercise alone.
Dr. Middleton has been performing the procedure for over 20 years in Toronto, Canada. The majority of his tummy tuck patients have excess skin due to weight loss. Significant weight loss can leave both men and women with abdominal protrusion or loose and sagging skin. A tummy tuck helps these patients by removing excess skin and fat and restoring the weakened or separated muscles of the abdomen. A tummy tuck offers the benefit of a tighter, more toned abdomen.
Dr. Middleton stated that the, “type of individual who has a tummy tuck is someone whose lost weight and it’s not uncommonly a man, especially in Toronto where there is a variety of diets that are very popular.”
The ideal patient for a tummy tuck is a person who has stabilized weight loss and is within ten pounds of an ideal weight. Dr. Middleton understands it is, “…not uncommon to see individuals that have lost in excess of 50 pounds and now they have loose skin in the stomach they would like to get rid of.”
The benefits of tummy tuck are applicable for both men and women. Along with tightening of the skin and muscles, it leaves patients with a thinner waist line. Possibly the greatest benefit is the greater sense of confidence and better feeling about yourself. Dr. Middleton assures that a tummy tuck, “creates an improved feeling of self-esteem.”
The tummy tuck procedure does leave a scar, but Dr. Middle reassures patients that, “it is hidden as low as we can make it, just above the pubic hairs so it’s concealed in your shorts or bathing suit. Women quiet often can wear a two-piece bathing again.”
Watch Dr. Middleton Explain why people get a tummy tuck