Tummy Tuck (aka Abdominoplasty) procedures have been on the rise over the last 10 years, amounting to an 84 percent increase since 2000, and has been in the top five plastic surgeries since 2005 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Hugh McLean says the trend holds true for Toronto and the GTA, particularly at the McLean Clinic in Mississauga where the procedure has seen an even sharper rise in popularity.
"Tummy tucks have become the number one surgical procedure in my clinic and we are seeing more men and women electing to go under the knife every year to get rid of their muffin top for good," says McLean who has been in practice for over 30 years. He built his practice with his Beauty Made Easy philosophy in-mind and a tube-free tummy tuck that makes healing much more comfortable for his patients than traditional methods, is just one example of this philosophy at work. "Our surgical process is much more appealing, and has drawn in more patients, when they learn there are no messy drainage tubes to deal with and that they can recover in their own home," explaining one of the reasons he has seen more than 1000 patients for abdominoplasty.
"When people undergo a significant weight loss and are left with excess abdominal skin, no amount of personal effort will get rid of it. Surgery is the only way to tighten that loose skin," he says. "Think of your skin like a well-worn bathing suit that loses its elasticity, there's just no way to reverse the damaging stretch the material has experienced."
The Rise of the Tummy Tuck