While tummy tuck first grew popularity among women, a growing number of men are embracing the benefits of this procedure. More men are choosing to have a tummy tuck or ab sculpting to help them achieve the body they’ve always dreamed of.
Previously, women chose to go under the knife to help them regain their postpartum bodies. Today, men are also turning to plastic surgeons to improve the appearance of their abdomen area and remove stubborn belly fat. These and other plastic surgery procedures are becoming common in the male demographic.
A study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that more than 1.3 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed on men in 2017. Within 5 years, there was a 23 percent increase in liposuction for men , 12 percent increase in tummy tuck, and a huge 30 percent increase in male breast reductions.
Chiseled Abs, Less Fat
Most men (even women) want chiseled abs. But not everyone can have it regardless of how much you train in the gym or eat clean. There are many reasons as to why a person gains stubborn belly fat, not just poor diet or lack of exercise or poor sleeping habits.
Stress is another factor along with other activities. When a person is stressed, the body releases a hormone called “cortisol” which impacts their metabolism. Most people reach for food for comfort when they feel stressed. Cortisol makes the excess calories remain around the belly for later use.
Evidence also revealed that genetics can also determine whether a person can become obese or not. Genes can influence metabolism, behavior and future medical issues including the risk of acquiring obesity-related diseases.
Abdominoplasty (commonly known as tummy tuck) is a procedure to make the abdomen thinner and firmer by removing excess fat from the middle and lower abdomen. This tightens the muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall.
Most clinics confirm that most men who undergo tummy tuck procedure aim to remove stubborn fats that wouldn’t go away in spite following a strict exercise and diet program. Men who also have lost significant amounts of weight also resort to plastic surgery to remove excess skin for a better looking lower abdomen.
Ab sculpting is a more advanced procedure which helps bring out that 6-pack abs look most men are trying to achieve. Small incisions are made within the natural contours of the abdomen during the procedure. As a result, it gives the abs more definition and accentuates existing muscles by removing fatty tissues.
Having abs or a flat tummy do more than just turn heads. It also boosts the patient’s self confidence. Many patients declared that they feel more confident wearing clothes that flatter their bodies after the procedure.
Strong abdominal muscles help maintain a good posture and prevents back pain. A weak set of abs lead to extra strain and stress on your body; thus, the posture suffers.
Your core also plays a crucial role in supporting your back and affecting the tilt of the pelvis. The stronger your abs are, the stronger the back support, which eventually prevents you from future injuries.
A beer belly can spell trouble for your health. A study by Dr. Lopez Jimenez also revealed that there is a body mass index and waist to hip ratio can be used as measures to cardiac risk. Central obesity appears to have the same risk level as smokers who burn a pack of cigarettes per day.
Who Can be a Candidate?
Most clinics have their own protocols and guidelines to follow in determining if the patient can undergo any procedure. Generally, men or women who are in good health and are at their ideal body weight can be candidates for tummy tuck.
It is also important to manage expectations as to what the procedure can do for you. If you have excessive intra-abdominal fat around your organs, you might not be able to see much improvement from the procedure. This is why most clinics perform an assessment first to ensure that the patient is a fit candidate for tummy tuck.
Best to schedule a quick consultation first with your chosen cosmetic surgery provider and get proper assessment first before the procedure.