Changing Faces: Common Cosmetic Surgeries Performed in 2011

December 10, 2011  |  
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8. Tummy tuck

Why do all of those pesky crunches and ab exercises at the gym when you can just get the fat sucked right out of you?  Well it’s expensive for one thing, and the recovery time can be quite long and painful.  Women get far more abdominoplasty (tummy tucks) procedures than men do.  During the surgery extra fat and skin are removed and abdominal muscles are tightened. This year 116,000 have been performed, up 1% from last year.  Patients need two to six weeks of recovery time, but the wallet will probably need longer to replenish the $4,400 in physician’s fees.


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