Advertisement

How common are tummy tucks?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Tummy tucks are a common procedure that are performed in the United States. In fact, tens of thousands of tummy tucks are performed annually on women and men throughout the United States. It is one of the 5 most common elective cosmetic procedures that are performed on patients. Tummy tucks can be performed with mommy makeover procedures including breast enhancement, breast lift, and liposuctioning of the hips concurrent with abdominoplasty procedures.
In 2007, nearly 63,000 women and men in the United States received tummy tucks, at a cost of more than $781 million.

The second most common type of plastic surgery was liposuction, with more than 302,000 people getting fat sucked out of their bodies, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Continue Learning about Abdominoplasty Or Tummy Tuck

Can other surgeries be performed with a tummy tuck?
Stuart A. Linder, MDStuart A. Linder, MD
Multiple procedures may be performed with a tummy tuck. In fact, liposuction of the hips is often pe...
More Answers
What is the immediate post operative care after tummy tuck?
Stuart A. Linder, MDStuart A. Linder, MD
Our tummy tuck patients are given careful instructions to follow after their surgery. First, 2 drain...
More Answers
How long is the recovery after tummy tuck surgery?
Stuart A. Linder, MDStuart A. Linder, MD
In general, the recovery is at least six weeks after a tummy tuck surgery. Our patients have drainag...
More Answers
How long does a tummy tuck take to perform?
Stuart A. Linder, MDStuart A. Linder, MD
The hours of a tummy tuck in surgery depends upon the size of the tummy. The average tummy tuck take...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.