Plastic Surgeon in Atlanta Reflects Mommy Makeover Statistics

According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), cosmetic surgical procedures increased by 2% to over 1.6 million performed in 2010. Dr. Thomas Lintner, a plastic surgeon in Atlanta, says the recent popularity of mommy makeover procedures has contributed to the continued growth of cosmetic procedures at his practice as more women are seeking to enhance their post-baby bodies. He also adds that as most children have just returned to school this month, many patients find this is the perfect time to undergo a procedure designed to give them confidence and a positive outlook on their appearance as a mother.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports in its latest study that 13.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2010, a 5% increase from 2009. Dr. Thomas Lintner says he has also seen an increase in demand for plastic surgery in Atlanta, particularly in procedures associated with mommy makeovers. Typically combining breast augmentation, breast lift, or tummy tuck procedures, Dr. Lintner says mommy makeovers are a way for women to reclaim their pre-baby look that increases in popularity as children go back to school and many mothers have more time on their hands for recovery. He adds that a significant number of patients are choosing to have multiple procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation in Atlanta in hopes of reversing some of the negative aesthetic effects of childbirth. Statistics from the latest ASPS study confirm that procedures typically included in mommy makeovers are among the most popular surgical procedures performed by plastic surgeons across the country.

Breast augmentation was the most popular procedure performed during 2010 according to the recent ASPS study, with 296,000 procedures performed, and increased by 2% from 2009. Dr. Lintner says breast enhancement is also one of most popular procedures included in a mommy makeover, along with tummy tuck and breast implants in Atlanta, which also showed significant increases as reported by the ASPS study. He also says that these numbers are likely to continue to grow as patients with children in school begin to settle into the school year routine.

Regardless of when they are seeking an enhancement, Dr. Lintner says patients looking for a complete mommy makeover should be sure to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon before making any decisions about a procedure. As the popularity of these enhancements increases among women who have had children, Dr. Lintner adds that choosing an experienced surgeon becomes even more important for achieving the best results and ensuring a healthy recovery. “The women that I meet with daily are not looking for perfection, they just want to look their best, and still be a wonderful, active mother. They are looking for balance and proportion and are hoping to address concerns that can’t be remedied in the gym. A mommy makeover can restore a little self confidence that sometimes is lost after having multiple children. That confidence spills over into all aspects of their lives and can really make a positive difference.”

About Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS

Dr. Thomas Lintner received his undergraduate degree with honors from Georgetown University and his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where he also completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residency training. He is board-certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has also written numerous articles published in national journals of medicine and surgery.

With two locations at 711 Canton Road, Suite 400 in Marietta, GA and 120 N. Medical Parkway, Suite 200 in Woodstock, GA, Dr. Lintner’s practice Advanced Aesthetic Surgery can be reached at (770) 771-5151. It can also be contacted online via the website or

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