Tummy tucks on the rise in countries with high obesity rates
Body contouring surgeries such as tummy tucks and liposuction are becoming increasingly popular
Liposuction is still the most popular form of cosmetic surgery and Botulinum Toxin A is the most popular non-surgical procedure. The international Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery performed a survey of 32000 cosmetic surgeons worldwide and found that 1.268 million liposuction procedures and 3.179 million Botulinum Toxin A procedures were performed in 2011 alone.
There are two main reasons for this rise in cosmetic surgery; firstly the pressure to look good in the corporate world. It’s not just about your qualifications. It’s about how good you look when you sell those qualifications to a potential employer. Secondly, there are treatments and procedures accessible today that weren’t even possible a decade or two ago, or more to the point, the advancement in technology has allowed cosmetic surgeons to perform procedures to an extent that has not been previously seen.
Related to both of these reasons is that many countries (like the US and Australia) have rising obesity rates. When an individual undergoes weight loss, there is excess skin left over. Additionally, there are sometimes fat deposits that no amount of excess or dieting will remove. This is where liposuction and procedures like tummy tucks (adominoplasty) come into the equation.
At North Adelaide Medical Centre we offer a range of cosmetic procedures to help give you your ideal body…
One of the procedures we offer is a tummy tuck (adominoplasty). This is a procedure which tightens the lax abdominal walls and removes excess fat and skin. This is not a new procedure either; it has been performed since the beginning of the 19th century.
Benefits of having a tummy tuck…
A tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution; that is where dieting and exercise come into play. However, there are sometimes where no amount of dieting and exercise can get rid of small pockets of fat. Adominoplasty can target these areas of stubborn fat deposits; it can also remove folds of skin after excess weight loss, or pregnancy.
Tummy tucks have also been found to be useful for dealing with lower back pain that is related to functional incompetence of the anterior abdominal wall.
What happens before and after the procedure?
Before you undergo any form of cosmetic surgery we have a consultation with you. This includes a physical examination as well as a discussion about your medical history. We then will discuss with you all of your options regarding procedures, post-operative care: we will also answer any of questions you may have. After all, this is about your body so please feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding our range of procedures.
Post-operative care involves changing the dressing around every three to four days. The wound will be taped up for around a month (depending on the level of surgery you have).
What a tummy tuck can achieve for you…
- Flatten your stomach
- The removal of scars, irregularities in the skin
- Restoring your waist
- Improved self-confidence
At North Adelaide Medical Centre in Adelaide we are dedicated to helping you achieve the body of your dreams…
Dr Margaret Anderson has vast experience in cosmetic surgery, her and rest of the team at North Adelaide Medical Centre and an enthusiastic group who are here to help you with any of your aesthetic surgical needs.