Abdominoplasty

Procedure Snapshot

This procedure tightens loose or protruding abdominal muscles and sagging, excess skin to create a flatter, tighter, and firmer abdomen.

Cost & Recovery

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  • Depending on the extent of surgery, patients typically return to work after 2 to 3 weeks.

Quick Facts

  • Abdominoplasty scars can be hidden fairly easily beneath swimsuits or shorts
  • Liposuction alone can improve abdominal shape for men with good skin & muscle tone
  • A partial or mini abdominoplasty improves the lower abdomen with a shorter scar and quicker recovery**
  • 3,740 men had abdominoplasty in 2020***

**Results may vary

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2020 ASPS data

Men come to Parker Center for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) from Ridgewood and other Bergen County cities and North New Jersey to reclaim their abdominal areas. As they grow older, busy schedules and slower metabolism rates can cause weight gain around the midsection. This can lead to a protruding waistline that is difficult to combat with diet and exercise alone. If this sounds like you, a tummy tuck in Paramus with Dr. Paul Parker could be the best solution.

Abdominoplasty
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Abdominoplasty Case 737 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case: 1 of 8

This 52 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by another patient, requested he remove his hanging abdominal skin and reduce the fullness in his flanks. The patient had lost 90 pounds over several years through diet and exercise. He is 5′ 10″ and weighs 175 pounds. Dr. Parker performed his version of a lipoabdominoplasty, also known as a Parker Tum... Read More
Abdominoplasty Case 725 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case: 2 of 8

This 56 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by his wife, an existing patient of Dr. Parker’s for evaluation of his protruding abdomen along with lower abdominal and back pain which occurred during heavy weight lifting. Though a CT scan showed no evidence of a hernia, Dr. Parker and the patient’s neurologist felt he had significantly stretched... Read More
Abdominoplasty Case 743 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case: 3 of 8

This 23 year old requested Dr. Parker improve the contour of his abdomen and flanks following bariatric surgery 4 years ago and subsequent 250 pound weight loss. His weight has been stable for some time now. The patient is 6’4″ tall and weighs 270 pounds. Dr. Parker performed his version of a lipoabdominoplasty, also known as a Parker Tummy T... Read More
Abdominoplasty Case 716 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case: 4 of 8

This 22 year lost 126 pounds over the course of the past year through diet and exercise. He asked Dr. Parker to remove the hanging skin from his abdomen. The patient is 5’10” tall and weighs 160 pounds. Dr. Parker performed his version of a lipoabdominoplasty, also known as a Parker Tummy Tuck, to improve the patient’s abdominal contour. The... Read More
Male Breast Reduction Case 1336 Before & After Front | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case: 5 of 8

This 22 year old male requested Dr Parker to improve the hanging skin on his breasts and abdomen. He had undergone a gastric sleeve procedure 5 years earlier and lost 150 pounds. The patient is 5'9" tall, weighs 145 pounds and weight has been stable for some time now. Dr Parker discussed treatment options with the patient and they agreed on t... Read More
Abdominoplasty Case 681 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case: 6 of 8

This 25 year old lost 150 pounds through diet and exercise and he has maintained that loss over the past 1 1/2 years. The patient is 6’3″ and weighs 190 pounds. He requested that Dr. Parker improve the fullness and hanging skin on his abdomen. Dr. Parker performed his version of a lipoabdominoplasty, also known as a Parker Tummy Tuck. The pat... Read More
Abdominoplasty Case 682 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case: 7 of 8

This 50 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by his physician to address hanging skin and fat from the patient’s lower abdomen. He had been unsuccessful in losing this with diet and exercise. The patient is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. Dr. Parker performed his version of a lipoabdominoplasty, also known as a Parker Tummy Tuck a... Read More
Abdominoplasty Case 736 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case: 8 of 8

This 32 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another Parker Center patient after losing 70 pounds with diet and exercise. The patient is 6′ 3″, weighs 205 pounds. He asked to have his hanging lower abdominal skin removed. During the patient’s initial consultation, treatment options were discussed. The patient opted to have Dr. Parker perfor... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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What Does Abdominoplasty Do?

While the basic goal of an abdominoplasty is to flatten the abdomen, the extent of the procedure will vary depending on the severity of your condition. If you have good skin and muscle tone, a less involved procedure, such as liposuction, BodyTite, or CoolSculpting®, may achieve the results you desire.

If you have excess, sagging skin or a weakened abdominal wall, a mini or full tummy tuck procedure may be necessary. Dr. Parker will help you weigh your options based on his evaluation of your current condition and your personal goals.

Besides the removal of excess fat, abdominoplasty can include:

  • Removal of excess skin
  • Smoothing of stretch marks
  • Tightening of loose abdominal muscles or “abs”

Learn more by visiting our main Tummy Tuck page.

Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 35 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

Liposuction Alone

Male liposuction

Liposuction alone is used for patients who have excess fat in the abdominal region, but also have good skin elasticity and muscle tone. When the patient has mild to moderate skin laxity, BodyTite can often be used to tighten the skin after the fat is removed with liposuction. In some cases, BodyTite is enough to address the excess fat and tighten the skin.

Abdominal liposuction is performed with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Dr. Parker makes 3 tiny incisions: 2 in the pubic hair area and 1 inside the navel. It takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete the procedure.

Abdominal Liposuction Recovery

Patients who undergo liposuction recover quickly.

  • The abdomen may be somewhat sore for the first 3 to 4 days
  • You will need to wear an abdominal binder
  • You should be able to move about on the day of surgery
  • You can usually return to full activities within a week
  • Exercise may begin in 2 weeks

Our Signature

Rapid Recovery Program

Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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Mini Abdominoplasty

If you have muscle laxity and limited amounts of extra skin in the lower abdomen, you could be a good candidate for mini abdominoplasty. Patients with a moderate amount of stretched skin and no muscle laxity can often get the improvements they want from the minimally invasive BodyTite procedure.

Mini abdominoplasty is performed with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, and surgery time ranges from 1 to 2 hours. Dr. Parker will make a low horizontal incision, just above the pubic bone. He will remove fat and excess skin and tighten the underlying muscles. You can be discharged within one hour after surgery to continue your recovery at home.

Mini Tummy Tuck Recovery

  • You’ll need to wear an abdominal binder to minimize swelling & keep the area tight
  • There is slightly more pain compared to liposuction alone because of the muscle-tightening component
  • Pain medication can be used to minimize discomfort
  • The sutures will dissolve on their own
  • Regular activity can be resumed after 2 weeks

Complete Abdominoplasty

Male patient before and after lipoabdominoplasty

A complete abdominoplasty allows for maximum removal of excess skin and fat, and for tightening of the lax “abs” along their entire length. This procedure option is common for men following massive weight loss.

Complete abdominoplasty is the most uncomfortable of the three methods due to the extent of muscle tightening, but the rewards of a flatter, firmer abdomen, such as fitting into clothing more comfortably and enhanced self-confidence,  are worth the recovery for many men.

Complete abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and takes 2½ to 3½ hours. The main incision is similar to that for a mini abdominoplasty, but is longer in that the outer ends curve up to the hip bones. This incision is designed so that it is hidden by swimwear. A second small incision is also made encircling the navel. These incisions are used to remove the fat and skin and tighten the rectus abdominus muscles

Complete Abdominoplasty Recovery

  • Patients will need to be monitored overnight in our aftercare facility or in the comfort of their own homes by a private duty nurse.
  • An abdominal binder is applied several days after surgery and worn for approximately two weeks.
  • Though the scars are permanent, they usually fade within the first year of surgery.
  • The pain during recovery can be relieved by our pain management protocol. The addition of a pain pump, which slowly infuses local anesthesia into the operative area for three days, significantly reduces pain.
  • You can begin walking the day after surgery and can resume normal activities within 7 to 10 days.
  • Light exercise can often begin at two weeks and return to full exercise at 6 weeks.

Combination Procedures

Male tummy tuck procedures can also be combined with other plastic surgery procedures, including:

The results of these procedures are spectacular for many men, as they greatly improve overall appearance and self-esteem. Our patients have told us time and time again that overall results are well worth it.

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About Your Procedure

Our cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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