Tummy Tuck Remains a Top Procedure in the United States

Female Plastic Surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma Also Serving Jenks, Broken Arrow, Owasso & Nearby Areas

Posted: April 25, 2019

Woman's firm defined tummy exposed after tummy tuck surgeryTummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure. It is common among both male and female plastic surgery patients. It is a great way to feel more confident about your midriff. Please learn more about this procedure in the sections below.

Tummy Tuck in the Top 5 Procedures in 2018

Abdominoplasty was the Number 5 cosmetic surgery procedure in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. There were 130,081 tummy tucks performed by ASPS member surgeons in 2018, and likely many more if you counted all plastic surgeons across the country. Tummy tuck has been in the Top 5 procedures as ranked by ASPS multiple years throughout the past 10-20 years.

This procedure is highly effective at creating a firmer, slimmer tummy area. If you have struggled to sculpt your abdomen and find that no amount of exercise seems to shrink the fat there, then a tummy tuck may be right for you. Stubborn fat may linger on your belly no matter how many crunches you do, and a tummy tuck is well-suited to removing the fat. Likewise, puffy, stretched or slightly saggy skin on your tummy won't shrink in response to exercise. The only way to remove this excess skin is with surgery.

Abdominoplasty Candidates

You may be a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery if you are unhappy with:

  • Puffy abdominal skin
  • Excess abdominal skin
  • Excess abdominal fat
  • Abdominal muscles that have stretched and separated, typically as a result of pregnancy

A consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brenda Schiesel is the only way to know for sure if you are a good candidate. Together, you will discuss your goals and what changes you would like to see in your abdominal area. With years of experience, Dr. Schiesel can determine if a tummy tuck or another body contouring procedure will produce the results you want to see.

You may have always had extra fat and skin in the tummy area, or it may have appeared in relation to:

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Post-bariatric surgery weight-loss

Dr. Schiesel and our staff will discuss other aspects of candidacy with you, such as health history and current overall health. We make sure you know the details of the procedure, aftercare and recovery, so that you can plan accordingly. You will need to take time off from work and certain types of physical activity after abdominoplasty, while your body heals. The results of the procedure are lasting: You should continue to experience them for the long-term unless significant weight gain, pregnancy or aging once again change the contour of your tummy.

A Body Contouring Plan Tailored to Your Goals

While abdominoplasty may be popular, talk to Dr. Schiesel to find out if it's right for you. If you are interested in a tummy tuck in Tulsa, please call South Tulsa Plastic Surgery, at 918-518-5144, to arrange a complimentary initial consultation. We proudly provide cosmetic surgery care for people from throughout our region, including Jenks, Broken Arrow and Owasso.