Tummy Tuck Benefits
How getting rid of excess skin can help with other medical conditions.
A Tummy Tuck Surgery or Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that helps tightens the muscles and eliminates excess fat and loose skin from the abdomen. Your abdomen will look quite toned and flat after a tummy tuck surgery. Many women undergo a tummy tuck surgery after pregnancy or after losing a lot of weight. It’s impressive the amount of tummy tuck procedures women undergo each year, about 87 percent between 2000 and 2014 according to the American Society of plastic Surgeons.
It’s interesting that this procedure, besides enhancing your looks, can also provide the patient with many medical benefits:
- It reduces stress and urinary incontinence
Vaginal birth can cause Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) in some women. This is a bladder control problem linked with nonstop leaking, sneezing, coughing, exercising and in some cases, laughing.
- It improves posture and abdominal tone
Even after dieting and exercising women who have lost a lot of weight or had multiple pregnancies will have stomach muscles become swollen. Oftentimes dieting and exercising alone cannot correct this problem. Better posture and improved support will definitely help relieve back pain.
- Ventral hernia correction
A weak abdominal wall can cause a hernia to form. Abdominal weakness caused by excessive weight loss can be corrected with abdominoplsty surgery.
It’s important to remember that tummy tuck is a major operation that requires long hours in the operation room. A tummy tuck can remove up to 10 pounds of fat in the stomach by detaching the skin from the underlying tissue, stitching abdominal tissue, and eliminating any extra skin. Abdominoplasty recovery can take weeks and there are some risks of infection and complications. However, the aesthetic and medical benefits you receive from it are far greater.