Tummy tucks on the rise among men
October 28, 2010
While many may believe that men are more impervious to body image issues than women, a recent trend seems to indicate otherwise. The New York Times reports that, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, between 2000 and 2009 the number of men undergoing abdominoplasty procedures, more commonly referred to as tummy tucks, has doubled.
Some men who are concerned about the appearance of their midsection may have tried out over-the-counter products that tout their ability to give users a six-pack. However,
the news source reports that these creams and ointments are often very ineffective and might lead men to seek out other options.
"If you think you can go into a store and buy something and get all these results, then you’re fooling yourself," Stefan Pinto, a model and fitness writer, told the new source.
Tanning is also a popular option to look slimmer in general, but also to create the illusion of abdominal muscles or more definition.
According to the Mayo Clinic, tummy tucks can be performed for a number of reasons, but are most frequently used to tighten any lose or excess skin. These areas are often resistant to exercise and diet.
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