Male Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that eliminates loose skin and tightens the muscles in the abdominal area. One of the most powerful, life-changing operations, this highly customizable procedure can reverse the effects of weight changes and age to restore or create the body shape that makes you feel most confident.

Is a Tummy Tuck
right for you ?

Male Procedures

A tummy tuck is an excellent option for patients who desire a tight, contoured midsection. This procedure offers some of the most dramatic body contouring results, with results that will last a lifetime if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

We typically advise patients to pursue this surgery after they have met their weight loss goals.

During your initial consultation, your surgeon will provide a comprehensive exam and discuss your goals to understand if this procedure is correct for you.


A flatter, firmer midsection


Restoration of the six-pack or vertical muscle definition


Reduction of loose skin


Elimination of some stretch marks


Repositioning of the belly button to maintain proportion


Before surgery

You will be matched with a concierge who will guide you through your entire consultation process. You will attend a consultation with your surgeon in person or virtually, who will learn your goals, answer any questions, and perform an examination to create your surgical plan.

Your surgeon may recommend a partial abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck for small changes. A traditional tummy tuck will offer more correction and is particularly helpful for patients with significant skin laxity.

Stop smoking
Fill prescriptions
Stop taking medications & supplements that exacerbate bleeding
Plan time away from work, childcare & pet care for recovery
Find a family member or friend to bring you home & assist you after surgery

During surgery

A first incision is made horizontally between the navel and public hairline, strategically placed low enough that undergarments can hide it. A second incision is made around the belly button within the skin's natural creases to minimize visible scarring. 

Through the incisions, your surgeon will tighten the abdominal muscles if necessary. Barrett Plastic Surgery utilizes a double reinforcement plication technique that ensures the abdominal wall repair does not relax over time. 

Excess tissue, fat, and skin are removed before the skin is pulled firmly across the midsection and sutured closed with a meticulous five-layer closure method to minimize tension and scarring. Finally, the belly button will be repositioned if necessary to ensure your outcome looks natural and proportionate. 

Surgery duration
4 hours

After surgery

Patients typically experience soreness, swelling, and bruising following a tummy tuck. After the initial healing period, compression garments will be provided to encourage healing and healthy blood flow in the area. Rest and recovery are crucial to healing, and most patients return to work within about two weeks.

Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for optimal post-operative care, including an advanced scar management protocol after the initial healing period. Your surgical team is always available and will closely monitor your recovery in the weeks and months following surgery.

Immediate Recovery Period
2 weeks
Final Results
6 months
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