Mommies and Tummy Tucks fit like hand and glove. I am not saying that men don’t have abdominoplasty, but they don’t have as many. There are two reasons for this. The most obvious is that men don’t get pregnant, the second is that men and women store abdominal fat differently.
Tummy Tucks After Pregnancy
Pregnancy can take a toll on your belly. The muscles get stretched out of shape, and can separate down the middle. This separation is called diastasis. The combination allows the abdominal contents to push forward, maintaining a pregnant appearance. If loose skin and fat are also present, the muscle laxity exaggerates the problem. The Abdominoplasty reverses the process. It tightens the abdominal muscles, restoring a flatter foundation, and removes the excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen. The result is a smooth, firm belly, that belies the fact that you have had children, and enhances the fit of your clothing.
Abdominoplasty Before and After Pictures
Abdominoplasty After Weight Loss
Another common precursor to Tummy Tuck is weight loss. This is true for both women and men. Since men tend to store fat inside the abdomen, the same stretching can occur with weight gain as with pregnancy. When the weight is lost, the abdomen may remain loose. Women, on the other hand, store more fat in front of the muscle. While this spares the muscle stretching, it still stretches the skin. Abdominoplasty can remove the lower abdominal fat when it is in front of the muscle, giving women and advantage.
Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures
Abdominoplasty is often combined with Liposuction to reduce the love handles and keep the trunk proportionally slim all the way around. Liposuction can reduce a muffin top when the skin is tight, without the need for a tummy tuck scar.
More Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions
I had the opportunity to talk about Tummy Tucks on KRON4’s Body Beautiful with host Janelle Marie. In fact, we talked so much, there was not time for the Abdominoplasty Before and After Pictures shown above. I will post a link to the Tummy Tuck Video next week, and include some exciting information about a new FDA approved product that is clinically proven to help fade tummy tuck scars faster.