Male Tummy Tuck - Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

Male Tummy Tuck

Male Tummy Tuck in Ann Arbor, MI

Losing weight, aging, or other significant events can create loose, hanging skin that proves frustrating for men trying to get into shape. Redundant skin and pockets of excess fat around the midsection can often keep them from achieving their ideal physiques. Male tummy tucks help restore the appearance of the abdomen, resulting in a trimmer, sleeker, natural-looking physique.

Details matter at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery. With quality surgical care, honesty, and compassion, our board-certified providers hold true to our philosophy as they strive to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. You want natural-looking, long-lasting results that reveal your ideal physique, and you deserve the care of the experts at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery.

Restoring the appearance of your abdomen is easier than ever with the best male tummy tuck surgeons in Ann Arbor, MI! Contact Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery at (734) 913-5100 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today!

What Is a Male Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is fast becoming one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for men. Tummy tucks can help restore a youthful, toned figure for patients who have loose, hanging skin or small pockets of fat in the abdominal area.

While tummy tuck procedures are similar for men and women, male tummy tucks consider the unique aspects of the masculine anatomy and focus on creating definition in the midsection.

Male tummy tucks reshape the abdomen with a low horizontal incision that extends across the belt line. After the skin is lifted off the abdominal wall, excess skin is removed, and underlying muscles are tightened. The remaining skin is re-draped and tightened. Then, the belly button is brought out in a new incision, using specialized techniques to ensure a natural, masculine look.

Some of the benefits of a male tummy tuck can include:

  • Remove excess loose, hanging abdominal skin
  • Eliminate stubborn fat
  • Reduce back pain and improve posture
  • Achieve six-pack abs with abdominal etching
  • Tighten and repair abdominal muscles
  • Reshape the belly button
  • Better fit in clothing
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem

PowerTuck in Michigan

While both tummy tucks and liposuction can help reshape the midsection, the correct procedure depends on your anatomy.

  • Tummy tucks are the correct choice for those who have minimal fat but have loose skin or a protuberant stomach due to muscle separation.
  • Liposuction is an excellent solution for those who have excess fat but tight, elastic skin that isn’t overhanging.

Our PowerTuck enhances the results of a male tummy tuck by pairing it with flank liposuction for a dramatic midsection transformation. This combined procedure eliminates excess fat and love handles that extend to the back as well as redundant skin and lax muscles.

By combining the two body-shaping procedures, you can achieve optimal results with only one recovery period.

Male Abdominal Etching

Attaining and maintaining six-pack abs can be extremely difficult. Male abdominal etching allows our experts to utilize liposuction techniques to accentuate your naturally resting abdominal and oblique muscles, revealing your fitness achievements and boosting your self-confidence.

Abdominal etching can be combined with your male tummy tuck for optimal results.

Before and After Male Tummy Tuck Results

View our before and after gallery to see the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists, Dr. Pramit Malhotra and  Dr. Tiffany Ballard.


Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and  Dr. Tiffany Ballar. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our board-certified surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.

Am I an Ideal Male Tummy Tuck Candidate?

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, male tummy tuck candidates are healthy men looking to achieve their ideal abdominal contour and improve their overall physique. Candidates should be at a healthy weight and living a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise, as tummy tucks are body contouring procedures rather than weight loss solutions.

Typically, candidates for Michigan male tummy tucks should:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be non-smokers, or willing to quit before the procedure
  • Be close to their ideal weight
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Understand the surgical risks

Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery—Your Michigan Male Tummy Tuck Experts

The difference is in the details. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery.

Our board-certified providers strive to provide all patients with quality surgical care to help them achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results. With the latest technologies and techniques, Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard aim to help reveal your best features, increasing your self-confidence and enriching your life. It’s the subtle differences, honesty, and compassion that make Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery your best choice for male tummy tucks in Michigan.

What Can I Expect During a Male Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Our expert surgeons customize all male tummy tuck procedures to achieve optimal outcomes for each patient. While each procedure is unique, here are general steps to expect.

Check-in and Anesthesia

Personalized Planning

Plan on arriving about an hour before your procedure. After you’ve been greeted and checked in by our team, your surgeon will answer any last questions, ensure you’re comfortable, and perform surgical markings. Once you are safely sedated with general anesthesia, we will begin your male tummy tuck surgery.

Male Tummy Tuck Procedure

Customized Care

According to your procedural plan, your surgeon will make the appropriate incisions around your belly button and the lower abdomen. If you have chosen to combine liposuction with your tummy tuck procedure, your surgeon may begin with that step to strategically remove excess fat.

After removing excess skin and fat, your surgeon will drape the remaining skin and reposition the navel to create a firmer, more proportionate abdomen.

Depending on the extent of your procedure, male tummy tucks typically take three hours.

Male Tummy Tuck Aftercare

Customized Care

Typically, tummy tuck surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures. You will need someone to drive you to and from the surgical facility and stay with you for at least 24 hours.

Following your male tummy tuck, the incision sites will be sutured and dressed. You will be fitted with a compression garment to minimize swelling and discomfort. You’ll need to wear your compression garment for four to six weeks to support your new physique.

You may also have a drain after surgery. Typically, drains remain in place until your first follow-up appointment. Sutures around the belly button will also be removed during this appointment.

Male tummy tuck recovery depends on the extent of the procedure. Following your surgery, you should expect swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treated areas for several days.

Most patients need 10 to 14 days off work for the initial recovery. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous activities like exercise and heavy lifting—anything over 10 pounds—for at least four weeks to ensure your incisions heal properly. Patients typically make a full recovery in four to six weeks.

Schedule A Consultation

Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.

How Soon Will I See My Michigan Male Tummy Tuck Results?

Following a male tummy tuck, many patients notice results in their overall physique immediately. However, patients also experience swelling that temporarily obscures results. Swelling can persist for up to three months, but wearing an abdominal binder or compression garment minimizes swelling. Typically, full recovery takes four to six weeks.

To maintain your results for many years, it’s important to remain at a stable weight and continue your healthy lifestyle choices like a balanced diet and a consistent exercise routine.

Schedule Your Ann Arbor Male Tummy Tuck Consultation Today!

Restore the appearance of your abdomen and boost your confidence when you partner with Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery—the best male tummy tuck surgeons in Ann Arbor, MI!

Contact Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery at (734) 913-5100 or complete our online form to schedule your male tummy tuck consultation today!