Can certain plastic surgery procedures actually improve the quality of life? Yes, says new research from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The connection is explained in a recent ASPS press release. According to the report, “Patients undergoing cosmetic liposuction and/or abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) procedures report significant improvements in self-esteem and quality of life, according to a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®,” a medical journal published by the ASPS. 360 patients were studied and according to the ASPS, of those, “About 70 percent reported improved quality of life, more commonly after liposuction plus abdominoplasty.”
When it comes to patient satisfaction, the numbers were even more surprising. Among those studied, the ASPS reports that “Ninety-eight percent of patients undergoing liposuction plus abdominoplasty said they would undergo the procedure again and 99 percent that they would recommend it to others.” Those types of numbers clearly speak for themselves. Want to know more about liposuction and tummy tuck surgery? Read on.
Procedures to Reduce Abdominal Fat
One of the biggest concerns among patients is persistent abdominal fat. Here are two ways that plastic surgery can address the issue:
- Liposuction: Liposuction is one of the most time-tested cosmetic procedures around. The procedure aims to permanently remove unwanted, exercise-resistant fat. During liposuction, fat is removed from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks and/or thighs using a suction tool. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were over 200,000 liposuction procedures performed in the US in 2011 alone.
- Tummy tuck: Tummy Tuck Surgery—also known as abdominoplasty—is a surgical procedure that helps flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were over 115,000 tummy tuck procedures performed in the US in 2011 alone. Our practice also offers a partial abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a “Mini Tummy Tuck.”
Plastic Surgery on Long Island
To learn more about these or any of the procedures performed at our Long Island Plastic Surgery Office, contact us today. We’re located in Huntington Station, and we encourage you to schedule a consultation at (631) 424-6707. We look forward to hearing from you.