Male Tummy Tuck in Minneapolis: What You Need to KnowPublished on July 26, 2013 by Hoffman, James
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, has been one of the most popular plastic surgeries for the past few years. While most of these tummy tucks are done on women, recent statistics actually reveal that male tummy tucks increased by 15 percent in 2011. Here at our Minneapolis plastic surgery practice, Dr. Hoffman and the rest of the team warmly accommodate men who wish to improve the appearance of their abs through a Minneapolis tummy tuck. Continue reading to learn more about this body-contouring procedure.
Not All Men Are Created Equal for Male Tummy Tucks
Unlike a majority of women who may benefit from a tummy tuck as a result of massive weight loss or childbirth, not all men may be ideal candidates for a tummy tuck. If you’ll notice, men tend to accumulate fat beneath their abdominal muscles (visceral fat) as opposed to women who tend to store fat beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat). Men who tend to have more visceral fat rather than subcutaneous fat will most likely benefit from bariatric surgery rather than a tummy tuck.
In some cases, liposuction may be more suitable than a tummy tuck in males. Others may call for a combination of both. A thorough assessment with Dr. Hoffman will help you figure out if a tummy tuck alone is best for you or if an abdominoplasty done in conjunction with other procedures could help you improve your appearance.
On Bleeding Post-Surgery
Men tend to have thicker skin than women, hence the greater the likelihood of them bleeding post-surgery. Thus, you need to be extra careful about taking medications or supplements which may make you prone to bleeding such as aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory medications. Also, you might want to avoid straining, lifting, bending and other strenuous exercises which could increase your chances of bleeding profusely.
Minnesota Tummy Tuck
A consultation with Dr. Hoffman will help you figure out if a tummy tuck is best for you. Contact us at 651.686.4548 or fill out this online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoffman. We look forward to your visit!