Tummy Tuck Statistics –
Board Certified Birmingham plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of men and women get the flat “abs” they’ve always wanted with Tummy Tuck surgery (abdominoplasty). While this is a common and fairy routine surgery, some people still have concerns about undergoing a surgical procedure.
In this article we share with you the most recent statistics on Tummy Tucks (abdominoplasty) – so that the numbers can speak for themselves.
When you look at the Tummy Tuck statistics, you will see that is a very common procedure – and one that is extremely safe when performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Ali.
Tummy Tucks are On the Rise
New Jersey plastic surgery consultants, Associates in Plastic Surgery, reports that the number of tummy tucks performed from the years 2000 to 2015, increased 104%.
According to a 2014 study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), tummy tucks are one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States, with more than 117,000 procedures performed that year alone.
The ASPS went on to state that 97% of all tummy tuck patients were female, with 65% of patients undergoing the surgery in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure.
Tummy Tucks after Pregnancy or Gastric Bypass
It is estimated that almost half (44 percent) of tummy tucks are done in women in their 20s and 30s. The most common reason for tummy tuck surgery in this age group is to treat diastasis recti a common post-pregnancy problem in which the abdominal muscles, separate – resulting in a sagging belly.
But women aren’t the only one’s getting flat abs with abdominoplasty. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic surgeries performed on men has increased more than 325% since 1997.
In fact tummy tucks were second only to liposuction for both men and women in the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery!
The second most common reason for undergoing a tummy tuck is skin tightening after a gastric bypass or other successful major weight loss. Almost all patients who undergo bariatric surgery end up with sagging skin at the end of their weight loss journey. In some cases, insurance will even cover all or part of loose skin removal after bariatric surgery – if it can be shown that it is for “symptom relief” rather than strictly cosmetic.
Birmingham Michigan’s Best Tummy Tuck Surgeon
Birmingham board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has safely and successfully helped hundreds of women and men obtain the firm flat abdomen they have always desired with Tummy Tuck surgery.
When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali, he will carefully answer all of your questions – and explain what to expect before, during and after a Tummy Tuck in your unique situation.