Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck tightens loose stomach skin while toning abdominal muscles, but also offers a range of benefits that more and more candidates are quickly becoming aware of.*
According to opens in a new windowrecent statisticsopens PDF file from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, tummy tucks saw a five percent increase in 2014 compared to the previous year. What’s more is that the popularity of tummy tucks has risen 87 percent since 2000. There are a few primary reasons why tummy tucks are trending upward.
Greater Commitment to Health
The American public is becoming more health conscious. As more men and women focus on weight loss and healthy living, their final transformation may not look complete without addressing the skin laxity that commonly lingers after shedding significant weight.
Tummy tuck surgery can also tighten abdominal muscles that may have become separated as a result of pregnancy or weight fluctuations. Your new look may better reflect your commitment to your health.
Decreased Social Stigma of Cosmetic Surgery
While people once felt pressured to deny going ‘under the knife,’ today, cosmetic surgery is increasingly popular and decreasingly stigmatized. More and more celebrities and everyday people alike are having cosmetic surgery—and being open about it. After all, why feel ashamed of taking steps to help yourself look and feel better?
Combined Lipo & Tummy Tuck Becoming More Standard
The drain-free tummy tuck combines liposuction with abdominoplasty and is being increasingly used over traditional tummy tuck techniques. Now, patients with greater amounts of excess fatty tissue can enjoy the benefits of a tummy tuck that meets their needs while bypassing the need for post-surgical drains, allowing for a more comfortable recovery and better results.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.