Tummy tuck is a widely performed body contouring procedure that can effectively remove excess skin and fat from your abdomen and tighten the stomach muscles to achieve a flat, attractive midsection. A procedure provided for both men and women, an experienced plastic surgeon can ensure outstanding aesthetic results. For women, it is often performed with mommy makeovers to restore the pre-pregnancy figure. This cosmetic surgery is also a good option to contour the abdomen after extreme weight loss in a short period of time.
As this report points out, the number of tummy tuck procedures performed between the years 2000 and 2014 increased by an impressive 87 percent, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, the procedure offers certain medical benefits too.
- Some women can develop a bladder control problem, Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) after vaginal birth. It is associated with out of control leakage when they cough, sneeze, exercise or even when laughing. Though SUI is typically treated without surgery, women who require more care especially those who hadn’t undergone caesarian section, tummy tuck surgery can help with recovery. To reduce incontinence, a minor bladder obstruction is created near the pelvic area by using soft tissue.
- This procedure can surgically tighten weak muscles that are often associated with lordosis (excessive inward curvature of the spine). As the tightened muscles support the spine, patients will notice an improved posture. This can also help in relieving certain types of back pain.
- When the intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall and forms a pocket or sack, it results in a condition called ventral hernia. This is often caused due to abdominal weakness. As abdominoplasty can correct weakened adnominal muscles and pressure on the skin, it can help with hernia repair. A good surgeon may sometimes consider adding an abdominoplasty procedure to the hernia repair in order to strengthen the abdominal wall and avoid future occurrences.
Long term benefits of tummy tuck include an improvement in overall health and well-being. Feeling good about your appearance will in turn boost your self confidence. Through regular exercise and a healthy diet, you can maintain the results for long.