As more and more women and men in and around Dallas look to flatten and firm their abdominal muscles each year, tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty has both improved and increased in its popularity. Tummy tucks can create leaner, flatter, shapelier abdominal muscles for both women and men.

Following are the top 10 trends that cosmetic surgeons see in tummy tucks today:

  1. In general, this procedure continues to grow in popularity: Between 1997 and 2001, the number of tummy tucks had by women and men in the United States increased by 72 percent, according to ehealthMD.com.
  2. While women still receive the vast majority of all cosmetic procedures, more men continue to have cosmetic surgery, including abdominoplasty, each year.
  3. More and more people are also having tummy tucks to help with lower-back issues. In addition to their cosmetic benefits, tummy tucks can also correct weak muscles and give the lower back more support and overall strength.
  4. In addition, partial or mini-tummy tucks are also a hot trend. Rather than a full tummy tuck, the partial tummy tuck is an outpatient procedure that only requires local anesthesia and a small incision; this surgery is most appropriate for those who are within 10 percent of their ideal weight but are still struggling to lose fat and skin from the belly area.
  5. When women and men have tummy tucks, many of them are also having some liposuction done at the same time.
  6. Those who are preparing for tummy tucks are adopting healthier lifestyles – quitting smoking, eating well, exercising, and avoiding certain drugs and medications pre-surgery – to ensure the best possible outcome and the shortest, easiest recovery period.
  7. Potential tummy tuck candidates are doing more research into their options today, as they review more websites, visit various clinics, talk to their friends and make sure their research leads them to the best option.
  8. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 54 percent of cosmetic surgeries and procedures were performed in an office setting in 2007, where only 17 percent of overall procedures were completed in hospitals.
  9. Cosmetic surgeons who perform tummy tucks now see women and men of all ages who are interested in the procedure. A tummy tuck can tighten the stomach area post-child birth (but shouldn’t be performed on women considering having more children) and firm up abs that have gotten softer over time. People between the ages of 35 and 50 had the most cosmetic procedures in 2008, about 45 percent of overall cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
  10. Finally, tummy tuck patients are demanding the best in a cosmetic surgeon and are taking their time as they select the perfect person for their procedure.

To determine if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck, consult a local cosmetic surgeon to talk about your particular body as well as your overall goals and your lifestyle. A tummy tuck can make a difference in your posture, your attitude and your entire life, indeed, tummy tucks can help boost your confidence and get you back on the beach in style.

Consult Miami tummy tuck surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery in Miami for more on tummy tuck surgery.

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