The Popularity of Male Tummy Tucks

Since 2000, the number of cosmetic procedures performed on men in the United States has jumped hugely. That’s according to the most recent statistics from the American Society for Plastic Surgeons®, which also say that American men had more than 1.2 million procedures performed last year.

Tummy tuck surgery is no exception for our male Fort Lauderdale patients. The abdominal area is a very common trouble spot for men, and time at the gym can’t always produce the results they want. Excess skin or a stubborn paunch can be frustrating, making it difficult to fit comfortably into clothes or enjoy themselves at the beach.

This is especially true after men lose a significant amount of weight, as the excess skin and tissue that remain can make it feel like they can never have the body they want, even after working so hard to achieve a weight loss goal.

Dr. Potparic performs tummy tucks on both male and female patients. The goals are similar for both men and women: a flatter, more defined midsection that’s achieved by removing loose or sagging skin and tightening the abdominal muscles beneath. But with men, the desired outcome is greater definition in the abs — ideally, a more angular look than the feminine curves Dr. Potparic strives to create with female patients.

The essence of a tummy tuck is removing excess skin, as in these before-and-after photos from a Fort Lauderdale man who had lost a good amount of weight through diet and exercise. With many patients, though, stubborn fat deposits are also present. To get that defined, “6-pack” look for those patients, Dr. Potparic frequently combines male tummy tuck with precise sculpting of the body contours through of the abdominal area, flanks, and sometimes the back.

As with women, men make excellent candidates for tummy tucks when they are at a stable weight, maintain a healthy diet, and feel they have done all they can to improve their abdomens through diet and exercise alone.

If you are a man who is interested in tightening and toning your midsection, contact us to learn about what Dr. Potparic can do for you.