Tummy Tuck for Men in La Jolla, CA

Although “six-pack abs” are highly desired among men, age, heredity, and other factors can keep a chiseled midsection just beyond their reach, regardless of proper diet and exercise. Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, offers tummy tucks to local men requiring cosmetic surgery.

Many men desire the look of washboard abs. However, heredity, age and a host of other factors can prevent men from having a chiseled midsection. Some men are unable to achieve this look even when following a strict diet and exercising.

What is Tummy Tuck For Men Surgery?

A tummy tuck is often considered a procedure that only women get. However, Dr. Shumway has perfected a technique that allows male patients to enjoy the benefits of a tummy tuck. By adapting the surgery to enhance the natural contours of the male midsection, Dr. Shumway is able to help men achieve a toned, ripped, masculine physique.

Benefits of Tummy Tuck For Men Surgery

Men gain fat primarily around their midsections. By living an active lifestyle, men can help to keep the area toned. Unfortunately, age catches up with everyone. As men age, fat begins to deposit itself on the stomach, creating “love handles”. The fat in these areas is difficult to eliminate by diet and exercise alone. In fact, for some men, it is impossible to remove.

Why Choose Dr. Shumway?

The San Diego area of Southern California is the home of Shumway Cosmetic Surgery. Located in beautiful La Jolla, we are dedicated to the aesthetic enhancement of our patients.

Dr. Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS received his training at the nation’s finest medical centers. He has taught cosmetic surgery techniques at Duke, UCLA, and UCSD and is a trustee of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shumway stresses the importance of close post-operative care; careful instruction is given to all patients to expedite their recoveries.

How is Tummy Tuck For Men Surgery Performed?

The procedure for the tummy tuck depends on the amount of fat that is present and its location. In most cases, the fat accumulates in the lower and upper abdominal areas, as well as their sides. For these men, Dr. Shumway uses a long incision that extends from one hip bone to the other. Because the incision follows the pubic line, the scar is hidden easily with underwear. Some men only have fat in their lower abdomen. In this situation, Dr. Shumway will use a smaller incision.

How Fast Will I Heal?

Most tummy tucks are performed on an outpatient basis, allowing you to go home the same day. After the surgery, you may be required to wear a compression garment. The compression garment keeps everything “in place” and helps to reduce the swelling.

For the first couple of days after surgery, you will experience swelling. The swelling should start to subside in a few days and be completely gone within 2 to 6 months after the procedure. You’ll notice a new, sleek look within a couple of weeks after your surgery.

Most people are able to return to work within 1 to 2 weeks. You should keep in mind that a tummy tuck is a major procedure, and you should make it a point to take it easy. Try to avoid activities such as exercise for at least six weeks.

How Will I Look?

The results of a tummy tuck can vary and depends on the man. At your initial consultation with Dr. Shumway, you should discuss your expectations and the end results of the procedure.

How Much Does a Tummy Tuck For Men Cost in San Diego and La Jolla, CA?

The cost of your tummy tuck will depend on the extent of the surgery that is needed for your individual body style and cosmetic goals. We offer payment plans and work closely with CareCredit™ to help men with the cost of their tummy tuck.