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Many men struggle to achieve the flat, toned stomach they desire with diet and exercise alone. A male tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat tissue and tighten underlying muscles for a firmer, more masculine physique. At ReNova Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez performs a variety of abdominoplasty procedures for men. By offering standard, mini, and extended tummy tucks, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez can tailor your treatment to suit your needs and help you feel more confident and secure in your appearance.

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A tummy tuck can help you look more toned and athletic.

Is an Abdominoplasty Right for Me?

Tummy tucks can benefit a range of patients and body types. To qualify for this procedure, you should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss treatment.

The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez.

However, if you are near your ideal weight and want to correct a protruding abdomen or excess abdominal skin and fat tissue, a tummy tuck can help you achieve your goals. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez. He can explain your options and help you make an informed decision about how to proceed. 

Choosing the Right Type 

There are several types of abdominoplasty that Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez can perform:

  • Standard tummy tucks: Using an incision from hip to hip, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez can address fat and excess skin in the lower and middle abdomen. 
  • Mini tummy tucks: This technique uses a shorter incision to target protrusion in the lower abdomen.
  • Extended tummy tucks: For patients with excess skin and tissue in the abdomen, sides, upper hips, and lower back, an extended abdominoplasty can provide dramatic, slimming results.

Abdominoplasty usually incorporates liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits and enhance the overall result.

How It Works

Most tummy tuck procedures are performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez makes an incision in the lower part of the abdomen, typically along the belt-line. Next, he removes excess skin and tissue and tightens the underlying abdominal muscles. Some men also request etching to give the appearance of six-pack abs or V-lines. Once finished, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez closes the incision with sutures.

Recovering from Your Procedure

We can provide a compression garment to wear during recovery to diminish swelling. Soreness and bruising are common after a tummy tuck, though they should subside within a few weeks. Most patients need at least one to two weeks at home after this type of surgery. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will determine when it is safe to return to your normal activities and resume exercise. 

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are interested in achieving a more masculine and athletic appearance, our team at ReNova Plastic Surgery can help. Book your consultation by contacting our office online or calling (412) 638-2391 today.

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