The health benefits of a tummy tuck

The health benefits of a tummy tuck

Besides the aesthetic results of a tummy tuck, there are actually some health benefits to undergoing the procedure.

A lot of people choose to undergo an abdominoplasty to reduce the bulk of the lower abdomen and achieve a flat, smooth stomach. The surgery effectively gets rid of excess tissue (which is common after pregnancy as well as weight loss), tightens the abdominal muscles, and creates a flat tummy and defined waist.

But what many people don’t know is that there are actually some health benefits to choosing the procedure. Read on to find out more about what an abdominoplasty could do for your overall wellness …

Improved posture

Because a tummy tuck procedure works by tightening the abdominal muscles, the operation can actually improve abdominal strength and return balance to the core muscles. With that comes the added benefit of improved posture. After having the surgery, you are likely to notice better posture thanks to your tighter muscles, which are able to support your spine better than before.

Reduced back pain

In many cases, women who have been through pregnancy and childbirth, as well as significant weight loss, suffer from back pain as a result of weakened abdominal muscles. When these muscles are tightened and excess tissue is removed from the abdomen, the back tends to be better supported and many patients notice that they experience some relief from back pain.

Help with stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is a condition in which one may experience unintentional loss of urine, particularly when coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising. The condition, which is quite common after childbirth, occurs when there is too much pressure on the bladder and urethra. While there are a number of non-surgical ways to manage the issue, many patients find that a tummy tuck actually helps to reduce the symptoms.

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