Tummy tuck operations up 50 per cent since January

Requests for tummy tuck operations have increased by 50 per cent since January. This is according to plastic surgeon Dr Mark Deutsch, who has also noticed an increase in the number of patients enquiring about liposuction at his clinic in Atlanta, USA. Tummy tucks are routinely performed on women whose abdominal skin has stretched beyond its limits during pregnancy, as well as on those people who have lost significant amounts of weight in a short space of time. It can be combined with liposuction surgery, a procedure to remove stubborn areas of fat from the body. According to figures published in DigitalJounal.com, last year Americans spent almost $1 billion on liposuction surgery, and the number of procedures increased 13 per cent when compared with 2010. “Liposuction is a short outpatient procedure using mild anaesthesia with minimal downtime and discomfort,” says Dr Deutsch. “The lesser discomfort paired with the outstanding results my patients see may explain why the procedure has gained so much popularity,” he added. A study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal stated that patients undergoing cosmetic liposuction and/or tummy tuck procedures report significant improvements in self-esteem.” See original story here: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/768500