Updated for 2019
Contrary to popular belief, tummy tucks aren’t just for the ladies. In fact, the procedure has become increasingly popular among the male set.
Guys, here’s what you need to know if you’re considering a tummy tuck to improve your stomach’s appearance.
More Men Are Getting Tummy Tucks
When diet and exercise fall short, a tummy tuck can help to create a tighter, more athletic appearance.
With a greater focus placed on physical fitness and appearance, growing numbers of men are seeking tummy tucks in order to achieve a more toned physique.
Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, problem areas in the abdomen, waist and hips such as loose skin and stubborn fat tissue may prevent some men from getting the sculpted look they want from their workouts.
Tummy Tucks Can Repair Muscle Separation
Diastasis recti, or muscle separation in the abdomen, can be caused by weight gain or from strain caused by lifting weights. This can create an unwanted unevenness in the abdominal area or even a poached appearance.
A tummy tuck can repair diastasis recti, restoring the abdominal wall’s strength and structure for a flatter, improved look.
Tummy Tuck Recovery Is the Same for Men and Women
The recovery period following a tummy tuck is the same regardless of your sex. It’s recommended that you take 1 to 2 weeks off from work to ensure an optimal recovery.
Light exercise may be reintroduced around weeks 4 to 6, although you should avoid strenuous activity that involves the abdominal muscles until 8 weeks post-op. Most men and women begin to notice their final results taking shape 4 to 6 months after their procedure.