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Abdominoplasty in Men

Abdominoplasty procedures are becoming more common in men these days. Men often go to the gym to lift weights or increase their amount of cardiac exercise to lose weight.

The resulting excess skin that men accumulate often does not dissipate without a skin resection. That is, the abdominoplasty procedure in men is typically a skin excision only and does not include the abdominal muscle plication that is normally performed in a female.

That being said, men often feel great after abdominoplasty procedures. As such, men often want to return to the gym or to exercise very early. It is important for men to rest in the post-operative period. Too much activity can create shear between the skin and the abdominal wall and promote the development of a seroma.

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Brian Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.