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

  • $7,360 to $13,334*
  • 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 & quicker recovery**
  • 5,831 men had abdominoplasty in 2019***

*Refer to our Pricing page for details

**Results may vary

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 ASAPS data

As men 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, an abdominoplasty may be the best solution.

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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 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 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 25 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

Liposuction alone is used for patients who have excess fat in the abdominal region, but also have good skin elasticity and muscle tone. Liposuction is performed with local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Dr. Parker to make three tiny incisions:  two in the pubic hair area and one inside the navel. It takes about one to two hours to complete the procedure.

Abdominal Liposuction Recovery

Patients who undergo a 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.

Mini abdominoplasty 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

Abdominoplasty for men

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 an enhanced self-confidence,  are worth the recovery for many men.

Complete abdominoplasty 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 home 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 six weeks.

Male tummy tuck procedures can also be combined with liposuction of flanks, back and extremities, body lifts or gynecomastia treatment. The results of these procedures are spectacular for many people, 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 free 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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