The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery group, has reported that with the male physique under the spotlight more than ever, it is seeing increasing numbers of men looking to go under the scalpel to banish the ‘Speedo sag’. With celebrities such as David Beckham, Hugh Jackman and Justin Timberlake championing the less-is-more beach look, men across the country are likewise taking pride in their physique.
As a result, The Harley Medical Group has seen 24% more men bookings for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) operations to get rid of their ‘Speedo sag’ over the last month compared to the same period last year.
Liz Dale, Director at The Harley Medical Group, commented, “The more traditional, baggy board shorts hid a multitude of sins. We’ve heard from our nurses anecdotally that one of the principle drivers for male tummy tuck ops in the lead up to the summer season is the impending beach reveal.
“Many of the men that come to us for ‘Speedo sag’ surgery have lost weight or been on a fitness drive and are looking for surgery to remove stubborn pockets of fat or unsightly, loose flaps of skin on their paunch. It’s the final step in their journey to achieving a body they actually want to show off – in Speedos or otherwise.”
Mr Frati, consultant cosmetic surgeon at The Harley Medical Group commented, “An abdominoplasty to remove ‘Speedo sag’ involves an incision just above the pubic area. This surgery removes excess skin and fat and tightens the muscular and fascia parts of the stomach, leaving it flatter and more taute. As well as seeing more men having this surgical procedure, liposuction to the upper thigh area, or the flanks, is increasingly popular.”