It's no secret that tummy tuck benefits extend beyond a flatter stomach. In addition to removing excess skin, making exercise easier and helping clothes fit better, nearly all of tummy tuck patients report improved self esteem and confidence after surgery.
The boost in confidence may be especially appealing in light of recent findings from Glamour magazine. In a survey of 1,000 men, researchers sought to find out what they thought about women's bodies, and the results were certainly eye-opening. The majority of respondents, about 59 percent, said that they notice how confidently a woman carries herself more than her appearance.
The survey also revealed some other interesting tidbits about what men find most attractive. About 34 percent of respondents said they find a fit, but womanly, figure (think Jennifer Lawrence) the most attractive body type – something that may be achieved with a tummy tuck.
With the boost it gives to self-esteem, it's no wonder that tummy tucks have become a popular procedure. In 2011, it came it as the number five most-requested cosmetic surgery with 111,000 tummy tucks performed.