Can my 53-year-old husband have a tummy tuck even if his tummy is very large and protrudes well over his waistband? The tummy tuck is traditionally a female procedure that is provided after women have given birth. Physiologically during pregnancy the body changes. Men traditionally do not seem to have those same issues. For your husband who has a very large tummy that protrudes over his waistband, there are some procedures that would be more appropriate for him, including perhaps a little bit of weight loss, but there are procedures that can be done. I hope this helps.