Weight loss surgery is a booming business. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released its annual report on what’s hot in cosmetic procedures. The report found that in 2014, procedures associated with massive weight loss including tummy tucks, thigh lifts, upper arm lifts and breast lifts grew at their fastest rate in four years.
Cosmetic surgeons believe that such growth in cosmetic surgery is a direct result of the increase in weight loss surgeries. Nearly 179,000 Americans underwent weight loss surgery in 2013.
The staff at Pacifica Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Oxnard expects the growing trend in weight loss surgery to continue in 2015 and 2016. About 25 percent of weight loss surgery patients go on to have some type of cosmetic procedure as well. The report found that 15.6 million people underwent some type of cosmetic procedure in 2014, up three percent from 2013.