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20 Most Common Plastic Surgeries


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Tummy tuck
Many people undergo abdominoplasty procedures, seeking the coveted flat stomach.
Many people undergo abdominoplasty procedures, seeking the coveted flat stomach.
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Beer guts may be more associated with men, but women by far get more abdominoplasty procedures. The abdomen is flattened during the surgery when extra fat and skin are removed and abdominal muscles are tightened. In 2005, plastic surgeons performed 134,746 tummy tucks -- 96 percent of them on women. 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.