Male Abdominoplasty

One side effect of significant weight gain and loss that many men struggle with is the inevitable loose, stretched skin in the stomach. Unfortunately, this process can also stretch out the underlying muscles, making it difficult to tone and flatten the stomach with traditional diet and exercise. For this reason, the tummy tuck remains one of the best options for men to achieve a flat and contoured abdomen with the help of a board certified plastic surgeon.


What is a Tummy Tuck?

Sometimes called abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck uses surgical incisions to flatten and rejuvenate the stomach by removing excess skin and fat. Additionally, it tightens the underlying abdominal muscles for greater support and tone. With the right tummy tuck procedure for you and your goals, you can enjoy a flat, masculine abdomen for your most confident self both in and out of clothes.

Tummy Tuck Candidates

The best candidates for a tummy tuck are men who have excess, sagging skin and fat in the abdomen because of significant weight loss. However, this can also be the result of aging or genetics. For best results, you should be at or near your ideal weight and have maintained a healthy lifestyle for several months. This ensures that you won’t be subject to weight fluctuations that can negatively affect your results. Keep in mind that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery and can help you lose inches of fat rather than pounds. The result is a flat, masculine abdomen with the right tummy tuck plastic surgeon.

What Happens During a Tummy Tuck?

A traditional tummy tuck can be performed under general anesthesia at our state-of-the-art Manhattan facility. There are a few different types of tummy tuck, but all require an incision in the lower abdomen to access the underlying tissues and muscles. Dr. Diktaban will tighten the abdominal muscles with special sutures, then tighten the skin by getting rid of any excess. In some cases, liposuction can be performed to get rid of pockets of stubborn fat in the surrounding areas for better contours. Finally, your incisions are closed, and you can return home for your recovery.


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Results and Recovery

Most men require at least one week off of work, although you may need longer if you work a physical job. You’ll need to arrange for help with daily tasks within the first few days since you’ll need to rest and recover. Dr. Diktaban will give you instructions to follow, which will include wearing a compression garment to manage swelling and taking prescribed medications for discomfort. You should count on avoiding strenuous activity and your exercise regimen for at least a few weeks after surgery. Although most swelling will subside within a couple weeks, you’ll see your final results emerge within six months.

Schedule a Consultation

The tummy tuck is one of the best ways to achieve a contoured, flat stomach. To learn more and discuss your best options with Dr. Diktaban, we invite you to contact our Manhattan office for a private consultation by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck?

Liposuction and the tummy tuck are two different techniques that can sometimes achieve the same goals— and even be combined for excellent results. The key difference is that the tummy tuck is an invasive surgery while liposuction is considered a mini-surgery. Whereas a tummy tuck can remove loose skin and tighten the underlying muscles of the abdomen, liposuction can simply reduce stubborn fatty tissue all over the body. In many cases, Dr. Diktaban pairs both together for even more effective body contouring around the stomach and outlying areas.

What is a mini tummy tuck?

A mini tummy tuck is a specific tummy tuck technique that can benefit men looking for less-invasive correction. The mini tummy tuck addresses the area below the belly button and can remove stubborn fat and some loose skin. However, it does not correct stretched abdominal muscles. Dr. Diktaban can recommend the right tummy tuck options for you during your consultation.

Will I have scars after a tummy tuck?

Any surgical procedure will produce scars, so it’s natural to be concerned about them. Dr. Diktaban will ensure that any incisions can be easily concealed within clothing or within the natural contours of your body when you take your shirt off. Many men opt for scar treatments during their recovery period to help reduce the chances of visible scarring, so Dr. Diktaban can recommend your best options.

Is a tummy tuck good for men?

Yes, men can benefit from a tummy tuck procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. This can help men achieve the physique that they desire.

Who should not get a male tummy tuck?

Men who are obese, have a lot of visceral fat, or have blood clotting disorders or certain medical conditions should not receive a tummy tuck.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.