Ask the Doctor – Abdominoplasty Edition

Ask the Doctor – Abdominoplasty Edition

You may be wondering how plastic surgery can possibly improve your golf game. In this edition, we will explain how extra skin around your stomach and love handles can make an impact on your best performance on the field.

What is Abdominoplasty?

An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, refers to the removal of excess skin of the abdomen.  Nowhere on the body is excess skin more noticeable and bothersome than around the waist. Unfortunately, no special diet or exercise routine is going to restore the elasticity of the aged or over-stretched skin. All too often, men resort to wearing baggy clothes, foregoing intimate personal relationships and missing out on life experiences to cope with the embarrassment of having droopy, sagging skin. A male tummy tuck targets the spare tire and love handles by removing sagging skin and tightening the waistline. The result is a more fit appearance that’s noticeable both in and out of clothes.

How Can Abdominoplasty Impact Your Game?

There is no doubt that losing that extra bulk in the mid-section can improve flexibility and reduce interference on the torque of your body during your swing. However, removing this extra skin has additional advantages beyond just your swing. Clients inform us that weight loss resulting from removal of their excess stomach tissue reduces stress on their knees and, in turn, greatly improves stamina throughout their golf game. 

Studies have demonstrated that losing one pound of body weight results in up to four pounds of pressure being removed from the knees. Losing the 10-15 lbs. that is typical in many abdominoplasty procedures can remove anywhere from 40-60 pounds of pressure from your knees. With that type of reduction, it is easy to see how removing the excess abdominal skin can improve your balance, stand, strength, speed and stamina.

How is Abdominoplasty Different for Men?

Getting rid of excess skin and flattening the abdomen is the top priority, but it will never be done in a way that compromises the male physique. In addition to skin removal, Dr. Beck includes liposuction to the love handles and internal tightening of the abdominal muscles in a way that will accentuate (or create) a masculine V- tapered trunk. Scars are placed below the beltline and are often not visible even without a shirt.

To ensure a masculine contour, the liposuction and skin removal should be performed by a plastic surgeon specializing in male procedures.

As a male specialist we understand:

How to highlight the V-shaped trunk and more chiseled features of the male physique.

The best outcome is obtained when results are dramatic, but look natural.

How to improve skin quality and muscle tone after the procedure to accentuate the result.

Abdominoplasty Procedure

An abdominoplasty includes excess skin and fat removal of the stomach and flanks plus abdominal muscle contouring to ensure a tight, sculpted look. The procedure takes approximately three hours and is performed under general anesthesia. In most cases, this is done as an outpatient procedure meaning you can return home that same day. Due to the complexity and location of work done, your initial mobility will be slow and somewhat limited. However, most patients can return to work with light duty in about a week. Strenuous activities can be resumed without restrictions in six weeks.

Your procedure will provide immediate and permanent results. With a trim, firm midsection you’ll soon forget those self-conscious worries and experience life with a big boost in confidence.