Between 2013 and 2014, abdominoplasty procedures rose 5 percent, according to recently released statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In 2014, ASPS member surgeons reported performing 117,158 abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedures. In the decade from 2000 to 2014, tummy tucks increased 87 percent.
Tummy tucks continue to be a great advantage for patients who have extra fat and skin around their midsection that is not shrinking despite exercise, diet, and no matter how many crunches you do. Some types of stubborn fat and extra skin simply will not go away without surgical removal. Tummy tuck surgery reduces this excess tissue to reveal a flatter, better contoured abdominal area.
Extra fat and skin around your midsection may be the result of one or more of the following:
- Weight fluctuations
Men and women alike can be good candidates for abdominoplasty. The only way to know for sure is to have a one-on-one consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon.
To learn more about abdominoplasty and to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, please schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery by calling (720) 457-4471.