Tummy Tucks And The Surge In Shrinking Waistlines

Dr. Robert Schwartz
June 7, 2019

Whether it is the result of weight loss or having babies, tummy tuck surgery is one of the most requested cosmetic surgery procedures for those wanting a flatter stomach. Tummy tucks have increased in popularity over the past 4 years, making them one of the top 5 most-requested cosmetic surgery procedures in the US.

Why the surge in tummy tucks?

People are increasingly more health-conscious and thus more focused on weight management. Our industry has seen a rise in weight-loss surgeries such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. Weight loss supplements, ketogenic diets, and even products such as slimming teas and detoxes have also become commonplace methods for body slimming.

Special attention to self-image and body awareness. Our society has gone through the ebbs and flows of what is considered the standard in beauty. In some respects, culture has finally embraced the beauty of individuality. While celebrating the things that make us unique, society aims to present the best and most interesting version of itself via social media, selfies, vlogs, you name it.

Plastic surgery is no longer a taboo subject. Thanks to media in general, but especially unscripted reality shows like The Real Housewives, and before-and-after shows like Botched and Revenge Bod, everyone is talking about plastic surgery. What was once performed under the veil of secrecy is now openly touted by celebrity influencers, and well, basically anyone who has had plastic surgery.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure for repairing stretched abdominal muscles while removing excess skin and fat along the waistline. There are two primary types of tummy tucks: a full abdominoplasty (muscle repair and skin/fat removal) and a mini (loose skin removal only) Depending on exact needs, the procedure will last from 2-5 hours. Tummy tucks are performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.

Who are the ideal candidates for a tummy tuck?

Men and women who have experienced weight loss resulting in excess skin at the abdomen.

Those who are in generally good health, relatively healthy BMI.

Women who have had babies and who have been diagnosed or think they have diastasis recti. Diastasis recti is a condition where a gap exists between the rectus abdominis muscles, either as a result of pregnancy or abdominal obesity.

If any of the above sounds like you, or perhaps you want more information, begin by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Robert Schwartz, a board- certified plastic surgeon located in Dallas. With 22 years- experience in body contouring and mommy makeovers, Dr Schwartz enjoys helping his patients reclaim their body confidence and self-confidence. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will review your goals and assess your areas of concern to determine the procedure that will give you the best results for your body type.

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