The tummy tuck is more popular than it has ever been before, with over 164,000 operations performed in 2014, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. As more and more people are realizing this procedure’s ability to give them a more flat and attractive stomach, patients across the country are asking plastic surgeons if a tummy tuck is right for them. According to our surgeons here at Beverly Hills Physicians, patients’ interest in the procedure matches this national trend, with new clients asking about tummy tucks like never before. Not surprisingly, there are certain questions they get more frequently than others. Here are three things that everyone considering a tummy tuck procedure should know:
- They Often Go Hand In Hand With Liposuction – For many patients, the main reason that they opt for a tummy tuck procedure is to remove sagging, loose skin that otherwise will never go away. Yet, the best looking results from a tummy tuck procedure come from procedures that combine a tummy tuck with liposuction. In addition to removing the fat that is layered into the excess skin, a plastic surgeon with a sharp cosmetic eye will also recommend liposuction for the love handles or the surrounding areas to make them match the new, toned look.
- They Can Make C-Section Scars Less Noticeable – When performing the liposuction that goes along with the tummy tuck, a skilled surgeon can also remove some of the fat directly above and below a woman’s C-section scar to smooth out the area of the scar and make it much less noticeable. Often, the visibility of a C-section scar is magnified by the fact that it splits an area of fat into two parts. But, when this fat is removed, the scar visually blends into the stomach.
- They’re For Men Too – While some people think of only women when they think of a tummy tuck procedure, it is also a popular procedure amongst men, especially if they have recently experienced rapid weight loss. Losing weight quickly often leaves excess loose skin around the belly, and this loose skin is often there to stay without a tummy tuck procedure. In fact, this isn’t the only procedure that is growing in popularity amongst men. Overall, 2014 saw a 43% rise in the number of cosmetic procedures elected by men.
Year after year, cosmetic surgery is getting more and more popular with people of all ages and genders. This is partially due to the fact that renowned facilities like ours give patients confidence that they can get a safe procedure with attractive and natural looking results.