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4 Health Reasons to Consider a Tummy Tuck

Are you considering a tummy tuck procedure? Apart from removing excess fat from your abdomen, here are 4 great health benefits of opting for an abdominoplasty.

An abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove any excess fat from the abdomen, helping you achieve a more toned and flattened stomach.

This procedure is often recommended for:

  • Mommy Makeovers, especially designed for women who are looking to restore their figures after pregnancy.
  • Patients who have undergone extreme weight loss and are looking to improve their figure and body contours.

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, a tummy tuck is an extremely effective and safe way to achieve a smoother, firmer, and more refined abdominal area.

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4 Health Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Most patients who seek an abdominoplasty do so for cosmetic reasons. However, the benefits of this procedure extend far beyond the aesthetic. There are also a number of health benefits of having a tummy tuck, including:

1. Enhanced Posture

As you age, whether it’s due to multiple pregnancies or extreme weight loss, your stomach muscles can become distended. In such cases, diet and exercise alone cannot help you achieve the tone and firmness you desire. By surgically tightening these weak muscles and removing excess skin from the abdomen, you will find that your posture will improve significantly.

Why? This is due to your spine being supported by the tightened muscles, which may also work to ease certain types of back pain.

2. Elimination of Urinary Stress Incontinence

After giving birth, some women may develop Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), a bladder control problem that is associated with uncontrollable leakage brought on by actions such as coughing, laughing, or sneezing. In most cases, SUI can be treated without surgery, however having a tummy tuck can significantly aid in your recovery.

During the procedure, a slight bladder obstruction can be created using soft tissue near the pelvic area, which reduces incontinence.

3. Helps in Weight Loss Maintenance

Before you decide to undergo an abdominoplasty, you must be aware that a tummy tuck is NOT a weight loss surgery. Rather, it provides the most satisfactory results when used to compliment weight loss or restore the contours of your abdomen after childbirth.

What a tummy tuck can also do is help you maintain your weight loss results, because it encourages you to follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain your great results. In addition, this balanced diet encouraged by a tummy tuck can lower your risk of certain medical conditions such as cancer and diabetes.

4. Correction of a Ventral Hernia

A ventral hernia results from the intestine or abdominal tissue breaking through the abdominal wall, forming a pocket or a sack. This can be caused by several things, including:

  • Massive weight loss
  • A C-Section
  • Appendectomies

While a ventral hernia is treatable, once you develop it, the risk of it occurring again is very high. Your doctor can weigh the benefits of adding an abdominoplasty to your hernia repair to strengthen the abdominal wall and prevent future occurrences.

Combining your hernia repair with a tummy tuck is not only very effective and safe, but it will also significantly reduce your recovery time and any future medical expenses.


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