Concerns about “beach ready” or “bedroom ready“ bodies are not relegated to the female gender—men also strive to achieve lean, contoured physiques that they can feel confident showing off at the beach. These desirably chiseled body contours become increasingly difficult to attain as men get older, and their youthfully flat abdomens begin to sag and lose their lean, tight look. Just as women undergo many changes during menopause, aging men also experience a period of hormonal fluctuations, and one of the casualties of these hormonal shifts is that the deep abdominal muscle layer, the fascia, weakens and pooches out, and the pubic region sags down.
Unfortunately, these unwelcome aesthetic developments are generally unresponsive to positive lifestyle changes, and exercise and eating healthfully no longer suffice to keep the abdominal area taut and toned. At Moelleken Plastic Surgery, with office locations in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara, CA, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Brent Moelleken has developed an innovative surgical procedure to meet the needs of a growing number of male patients struggling to attain a “boardshort ready” stomach area. The Boardshort Body Tuck for Men is ideally suited for in-shape, physically active men who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their love handles and stubborn abdominal fat pockets, and who would benefit from a few, subtle aesthetic modifications to achieve a physique they can feel proud of.
In the past, many men have eschewed traditional abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedures because of scarring concerns associated with the long, hip-to-hip incision required for this procedure. The Boardshort Body Tuck provides a less invasive option for men seeking to improve the appearance of their lower abdomens without a large unsightly scar, and without the need for a lengthy post-procedural recovery period (Boardshort Body Tuck recovery is only 7-10 days, compared to 14 days required by traditional tummy tucks).
During the Boardshort Body Tuck procedure, Dr. Moelleken works through a limited incision in the pubic area of the abdomen to tighten the weakened fascia and elevate the loose skin. He then excises the sagging skin and excess fat, thereby creating a flatter, tighter, and more youthfully-contoured stomach.
In addition to the aesthetic benefits, shorter incision, and reduced recovery time, the Boardshort Body Tuck also improves circulation and decreases time spent in surgery, making it a safer procedure with a lower risk of complications than traditional abdominoplasty. Dr. Moelleken can safely perform this surgery in conjunction with ancillary body contouring procedures (i.e. liposuction) to maximize the patient’s results.
The Boardshort Body Tuck is also an appropriate option for male patients who are unhappy with the appearance of large, sagging skin folds in the abdominal area—a common after-effect of losing a significant amount of weight in a short period of time. Although these patients may require a slightly longer incision and recovery period than with the standard “Board Short" procedure, most of our patients would agree that the renewed sense of confidence they feel strolling along the beaches, pools, and boardwalks makes it all worthwhile.
The unintended consequence of the Boardshort Body Tuck, Dr. Moelleken’s patients tell him, is that the penis appears larger. This undoubtedly results from removing loose lower abdominal skin that hangs over the base of the penis, causing it to appear shorter. While Dr. Moelleken does not recommend this be performed just to increase apparent penis size, it certainly doesn’t hurt to reduce the extra skin handing from above!
Dr. Moelleken is a Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been practicing in Beverly Hills since 1995. He was featured as a plastic surgery expert on ABC’S hit show “Extreme Makeover,” and has made over 75 television appearances, including: Dateline, ABC, CBS, NBC, Extra, ET, Dr. Oz., Oprah, British ITV, and numerous national and international shows. Dr. Moelleken’s compassionate demeanor, remarkable procedural results, and exceptionally high standards of care have made him a favorite among patients. If you would like additional information about the Boardshort Body Tuck, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Moelleken.