Manhattan Male Tummy Tuck: Is It For You?

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According to the most recent statistics, male cosmetic procedures accounted for 10 percent of the total plastic surgeries done in 2012. Liposuction topped the male cosmetic surgeries, and sometimes a tummy tuck accompanies liposuction. Here at our New York plastic surgery practice, men may choose to have a tummy tuck for a tighter and toned midsection.

Are You an Ideal Candidate?

Male abdominoplasty is ideal for men who

  • recently had a massive weight loss

  • have difficulties toning their abdominal area despite diet restrictions and physical activity efforts

  • have more subcutaneous fat (fat stored beneath the skin) rather than abdominal fat (fat stored around the intestines)

The Perfect “Finishing Touch”

Dr. Wallach would like to emphasize that tummy tucks are not a replacement for diet and exercise when it comes to achieving a sculpted midsection. A body contouring procedure is the perfect “finishing touch” for males who have greatly reduced their body weight and are left with excess skin in the abdominal area.

Male Tummy Tuck Options in Manhattan

Dr. Wallach is proficient in a wide array of tummy tuck techniques — from the traditional ones to the more advanced abdominoplasty techniques. Some men prefer to have liposuction first before a tummy tuck while some want to treat their love handles as well.

Special Notes on Recovery

By and large, there are no major differences when it comes to recovery between males and females who just had a tummy tuck. One special consideration though is men tend to bleed more because their skin is thicker, which means they have a richer network of blood supply. Thus, men have greater risks of hematoma (formation of clots) following the procedure than women.

Choosing Your New York Male Tummy Tuck Surgeon

For more information on male tummy tucks in New York, contact our Manhattan office at (212) 861-6400 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028. You can also fill out this contact form to request additional details. We look forward to hearing from you!


Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

Meet Dr. Wallach

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