The benefits of weight loss surgeries have been highlighted in many studies, especially with regards to gastric bypass operations. A report by professionals from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has disclosed that the number of males opting for tummy tuck surgeries seemingly increased by 15% in 2011.

The team has revealed that the aforesaid figures elevated consistently by almost 6% year after year. The number of surgical operations apparently increased by 5.8%, while male tummy tucks or abdominoplasty elevated by 15% in 2011. Also, fat transfer procedures gained much prominence last year.

Fazel Fatah, consultant plastic surgeon and President of the BAAPS, commented, “It is understandable that procedures for the more noticeable areas of the face and body – such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty (nose jobs) and eyelid surgery – continue to prove popular when patients are looking to get the most ‘impact’ from their surgery to enhance their mental well being and self-confidence. It is also not surprising to note a considerable rise in treatments such as tummy tucks and liposuction when there has been an increase in people undergoing obesity treatment such as gastric bands.”

The other cosmetic procedures included in the report were inclusive of breast augmentation, Gynaecomastia and male liposuction. Tummy tucks seemed to be popular with both the sexes, with a 7% rise seen in the number of women opting for the same. The team believes that the use of aesthetic plastic surgeries is justified to an extent, considering that it could help people regain self-confidence and mental well being.

Patients are very diligent before stepping into any of the surgical operations, the scientists concluded.