The Surprising Medical Benefits of the Tummy Tuck

When searching for a taut tummy through plastic surgery, many patients are interested in the amazing results from an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) which include a flatter stomach, firmer midsection, and improved figure. However, additional medical benefits are a welcome surprise for anyone seeking these cosmetic perks.

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure which eliminates excess abdominal skin and fat while also strengthening the abdominal wall. This popular surgery helps patients recapture the abdominal shape and tone lost with weight fluctuations or pregnancy. It can also have some underlying medical benefits which include:

Easier Exercise

Because excess skin and fat in the abdominal area can create unsightly folds, these cosmetic concerns can also cause discomfort during a workout. Certain body shaping exercises can become too painful to include in a workout regimen or cause physical fitness to become too uncomfortable. With the removal of excess skin, physical exercise can become a daily routine in the patient’s lifestyle to further improve health and body contours. A tummy tuck can also trigger motivation to improve other areas with a dedicated workout routine.

Maintain Optimal Weight

We often see our patients start healthy habits after a tummy tuck surgery because they become motivated to keep their weight at healthy levels through diet and exercise. These two components in themselves will create a healthier lifestyle and lead to a more aesthetic appearance.

When the patient experiences improvement in their body shape, their confidence and determination will soon follow, so they remain focused on keeping up with the good work.

Urinary Incontinence

Not only does abdominoplasty create a tight and taut tummy, but it can also tighten tissue which supports the urethra, pelvic floor, and the bladder. The tightening is crucial for women after pregnancy and childbirth who often suffer from incontinence. By eliminating this embarrassing inconvenience, the patient enjoys a great lifestyle improvement.

Back Pain and Posture

A decrease in back pain and an improvement in posture is also a medical benefit often enjoyed by abdominoplasty patients. Much of back pain is a result of poor posture due to poor core strength and abdominal support. When abdominoplasty strengthens the abdominal muscle, posture often improves relieving the patients back pain.

Hernia Relief

When the intestines or other internal organs penetrate any tear in the abdominal wall, the result is a hernia. Although not considered a dangerous condition, hernias may cause pain or discomfort, and in a few cases more severe complications. The only correction for a hernia is surgery. This correction can be combined with a tummy tuck to eliminate a hernia while reinforcing the abdominal wall. However, the type, number, and location of hernias determine if a tummy tuck can offer the proper correction necessary.

Is a Tummy Tuck for You?

Abdominoplasty is a popular aesthetic surgery for patients who wish to have a tight tummy. To learn more about the multiple benefits this amazing procedure can deliver, call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss today and schedule a consultation.

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