Male Tummy Tuck

In Atlanta


Male Tummy Tuck

In recent years, more men are seeking cosmetic procedures to enhance their masculine physiques and help them achieve the figure they desire.

Men who have lost a significant amount of weight—whether it be through diet and exercise or through a weight loss procedure—often seek a Tummy Tuck procedure to remove sagging skin around the abdomen. The tummy tuck, also known as the abdominoplasty, results in a flatter, tighter abdomen. Through this procedure, men can transform their appearance and achieve heightened confidence and a better self-image.

As a Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Arslanian has the skill and precision needed to help his male patients attain their desired results. To learn more about this procedure, please contact our office today and schedule a private consultation.

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What is a Male Tummy Tuck?

Just as with any cosmetic surgery, the Male Tummy Tuck is tailored to the person getting the procedure. But looking at it from an even broader perspective, the male tummy tuck will seek to accomplish different goals than that of the female tummy tuck. Male abdominoplasty does not seek to address the female curves but, rather, addresses the excess skin that may have resulted from recent weight loss while tightening abdominal muscles that have been stretched or separated from excess weight. The goal of a Male Tummy Tuck in Atlanta is a firmer, flatter abdomen. Contouring the abdomen can sometimes result in a narrower waist as well, lending a more athletic look to the body. Keep in mind that if the belly button gets distorted during the procedure, it may have to be repositioned.

What are the benefits of a Male Tummy Tuck?

Patients who have opted for a Male Tummy Tuck in Atlanta at Arslanian Plastic Surgery have been able to see some of the following examples of the benefits that this surgery can provide:

  • Better overall flexibility
  • Gives your body a better appearance and can increase self-confidence
  • Have significant skin laxity
  • Improved control over bodily functions
  • Increases your tolerance for more intense exercises once that excess skin is gone
  • Minimize the risks for certain medical conditions
  • Motivates to lose excess weight and achieve better health
  • Prevents painful hernias

Who are the best candidates for a Male Tummy Tuck?

The ideal candidate for a Male Tummy Tuck in Atlanta will be someone who is within five pounds of his goal weight. Being at a stable weight, having realistic expectations, and maintaining good health are all characteristics Dr. Arslanian likes to see in his male abdominoplasty candidates. These men may have recently lost a significant amount of weight and are seeking to rid themselves of hanging abdominal skin to sculpt and tighten this region, and possibly to reduce the circumference of their waists.

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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During your private consultation, you will share your goals and concerns with Dr. Arslanian. Then, he will do a thorough review of your medical history, including any past procedures and current medications. He will also evaluate to determine if the issue is excess fat, excess skin, or a combination of both. In doing so, he’ll determine whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure. He might also suggest liposuction, as this addition is common and is used to ensure the best contouring possible in the abdominal region. If it’s determined that male abdominoplasty is the proper procedure to address your concerns, Dr. Arslanian will develop a custom treatment plan. 

Once your consultation has taken place and your male tummy tuck procedure has been scheduled, you’ll receive a detailed list of instructions you’ll need to get yourself ready. What’s included on this list is very similar to what you’d be asked to do in advance of any surgery, such as:

  • Quit smoking six weeks before surgery
  • Get a lab test to ensure good health
  • Stop taking any anti-inflammatory medications (such as aspirin and herbal supplements) about two weeks before surgery, as these can lead to excessive bleeding or bruising.
  • Take any medications advised by Dr. Arslanian and/or adjust your current medications based on his recommendations

Depending on the extent of your male tummy tuck surgery, you’ll either stay at the hospital or have it done on an outpatient basis. If you are doing it on an outpatient basis—which is typically how it is performed—you need to arrange for someone to pick you up from surgery, as you won’t be able to drive. You should also ask this or another person to stay with you for at least one night after the procedure.

You should also make sure you and your home are prepared for your recovery period, so make sure you pick up any pain or other medications you’ll need during this time. Keep these where you can easily access them. It’s a good idea to stock your refrigerator and get any other necessary errands done so you can leave the next couple of weeks to ensure a successful recovery.

What to expect on the day of Male Tummy Tuck surgery

The procedure is virtually the same for men as for women. The main difference is that men typically have less stretching and opening of the rectus abdominal muscle, which often happens when women carry children during pregnancy. And, as opposed to trying to achieve an hourglass figure, the goal with the male tummy tuck is to attain a more square and athletic waist.

The entire procedure will typically take about three hours. The first thing that will happen is that the patient will be put under general anesthesia. Once the patient is asleep, Dr. Arslanian will start the procedure. What happens next depends on whether liposuction has been decided upon to achieve the best results. If so, this will happen before the excess skin removal. Dr. Arslanian will make tiny incisions around the region that holds the localized fat. A cannula will be inserted, which uses high-power suction to remove fat cells from the patient’s body. This aids in the contouring process of the abdominal area.

At this point, Dr. Arslanian will make a low incision from hip to hip. This is when he tightens the abdominal muscles and rejoins any that have become separated so, in essence, this is the actual male tummy tuck procedure. Once these muscles have been tightened, the excess stomach and flank skin are removed. 

Drains may be inserted before Dr. Arslanian closes the incisions to capture any surgical fluid that is left behind. Once the incisions are closed, a compression garment will be placed around the abdomen to reduce swelling, prevent blood clots, and aid in healing.

Male Tummy Tuck recovery

You will likely be sent home to recover as opposed to an overnight stay but not before going to the surgery recovery area for nurse monitoring for 2-3 hours. You’ll go home with specific at-home after-care instructions. You should follow them closely to ensure a seamless recovery.

You should walk as soon as you feel comfortable, and encourage you to do so before the evening of the surgery ends. This will help to increase circulation and reduce the risk of blood clotting. You should be diligent about wearing your compression garment for the first four weeks to reduce swelling and bruising. 

You’ll be asked to return to Dr. Arslanian’s office after a few days for a post-op appointment, during which your drains will be removed. Dr. Arslanian will evaluate your healing thus far and make any necessary recommendations. 

While many factors make healing a very subjective experience, the general rule is to take a week off of work. A second week is recommended if at all possible. A return to low-key activities is typically approved after about a week, but any heavy lifting and more arduous activities should not be resumed until about four to six weeks. It’s important to listen to not only Dr. Arslanian but also to your own body, as you don’t want to cause any regression in your results or your healing.

Male Tummy Tuck Cost

How much does a Male Tummy Tuck cost in Atlanta, GA?

The cost of the Male Tummy Tuck in Atlanta, GA will vary based on your unique presenting issues. After sharing your concerns and coming up with a treatment plan during your consultation with Dr. Arslanian, you will be given a price quote for the procedure. Please contact our office and schedule a consultation today!

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Doctor Arslanian | Arslanian Plastic Surgery Atlanta

Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

Arslanian Plastic Surgery is reputed for its excellent patient care. Founder and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian has built a practice that is a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. Male procedures are part of their regular course of work and so, you will have the comfort of dealing with experience.

A graduate of SUNY Geneseo College, Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He completed one of the most rigorous training programs in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then decided to perform another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States.


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If you’d like to correct your abdomen from flabby to toned, a Male Tummy Tuck in Atlanta from Dr. Arslanian at Arslanian Plastic Surgery can produce just the desired results.

To schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact our office at (678) 894-9200 to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step toward a more youthful appearance!

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