Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen in order to create a tighter and flatter tummy. The highly skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery see a variety of candidates for tummy tuck surgery. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2011 statistics, 115,902 patients received this popular procedure last year.
Due to the effects of pregnancy and childbirth, it’s no surprise that 96% of these tummy tuck procedures were pursued by women, remaining the 5th most popular surgical procedure among the group. Women who have had children commonly pair tummy tuck surgery with other cosmetic procedures like breast surgery and/or liposuction to restore their pre-maternity appearance. Men also pursue abdominoplasty, though at a lower frequency than women.