A Tummy Tuck Can Benefit Men When Diet and Exercise Fail

A Tummy Tuck Can Benefit Men in New Tampa When Diet and Exercise Fail

1_2010-06-21_125506-01-JCT.jpgIf you’re a man who looks in the mirror and is disappointed to see what you believe is a “pot belly,” “spare tire,” or “love handles,” you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck.  New Tampa surgeon Dr. John Roach of the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has the knowledge and expertise to help you determine whether this type of surgery is right for you.

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, involves the removal of excess skin and fat and the tightening of the abdominal muscle in order to produce a flatter, smoother midsection.  However, Dr. Roach, who performs tummy tuck procedures at his clinic near New Tampa, emphasizes that a tummy tuck is not intended to be a quick fix to eliminate excess weight.  Rather, this operation is best suited for an active, generally healthy individual who has sincerely attempted diet and exercise, but whose midsection stubbornly remains unaffected by those efforts.

Before proceeding with any plastic surgery procedure, including a tummy tuck, New Tampa surgeon Dr. Roach will meet with you to develop a customized treatment plan.  Dr. Roach’s approach to surgery involves attentive, personalized care and incorporates total body wellness—diet, exercise, nutrition, personal training, and more—into the overall surgical experience to ensure the most natural-looking results possible.  As such, he may recommend that you consult with a personal trainer prior to undergoing surgery.

In the meantime, if excess belly fat is gnawing at your self-confidence, Dr. Roach offers the following suggestions:

  • Cut back on fast food, fried foods, and baked goods, and instead focus on fruits, vegetables, lean meats, low fat dairy products, whole grains, and beans.
  • Reduce your portion size at meals, and alternatively eat a small, balanced meal every two to three hours.
  • Make water your beverage of choice, and drink eight to ten cups each day.  Eliminate beer, soda, and other beverages that are high in sugar and calories.
  • Lift weights to build muscle and boost your metabolism.
  • Alternate your weight training with some form of interval training, such as jogging.
  • Do crunches to tighten your abdominal muscles.
  • Practice good posture.

If you have been unsuccessful in attaining the midsection you desire on your own, Dr. Roach may be able to help.  Men interested in a tummy tuck in New Tampa can contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule a personal consultation.

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