Weight loss surgery is a booming business, and doctors now say that's leading to an increase in certain plastic surgery procedures.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its annual report Monday on what's hot in cosmetic procedures. The report found that in 2014, procedures associated with massive weight loss -- tummy tucks, thigh lifts, upper arm lifts and breast lifts -- grew at their fastest rate in four years. Surgeons suggest that such growth is a direct result of the increase in weight loss surgeries.
"We think there is a correlation between the two types of procedures, and we expect that trend to continue," ASPS President Scot Glasberg, M.D., a private-practice plastic surgeon based in New York City, said in a press release. "Post-massive weight loss patients are the number one growth area I have seen in my practice, and I'm sure that's the case in many doctor's offices across the country."