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January 04, 2021 | Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Why Should You Consider a Tummy Tuck? 4 Lesser-Known Facts About the Body Contouring Procedure


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You already know that tummy tuck surgery can help you achieve your ideal physique, but did you know that there are a number of health benefits that are unique to this body contouring procedure? A tummy tuck can repair separated abdominal muscles, fix a ventral hernia, help improve your posture, and even treat stress urinary incontinence.

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A Tummy Tuck Can Fix Abdominal Muscle Separation

Diastasis recti, better known as abdominal separation, commonly occurs following pregnancy. Often, pregnancy causes a gap between the left and right sides of the abdominal wall muscles. This condition impacts about two-thirds of pregnant women, and it is what causes the infamous post-pregnancy ‘pooch’ that can make women look like they are still pregnant.

While physiotherapy can help in some cases, a tummy tuck is the only proven way to completely repair the separated muscles.

A Tummy Tuck Can Repair a Ventral Hernia

Ventral hernias can develop anywhere on the abdominal wall, resulting in an unsightly and potentially dangerous relocation of intestinal tissues. If the ventral hernia becomes strangulated, emergency surgery is needed immediately.

A tummy tuck can repair a ventral hernia, preventing a potentially life-threatening emergency while resolving the unsightly bulge.

A Tummy Tuck Could Give Your Posture a Boost

Pregnancy, changes in body weight, and age can all lead to weakened core muscles. When your core muscles are weak and distended, it’s impossible to achieve and maintain good posture.

Because the tummy tuck procedure tightens the abdominal muscles, tummy tuck patients often find that they have a much stronger core following recovery. Stronger, tighter abdominal muscles also means better balance and a stronger, better-supported spine.

A Tummy Tuck Can Reduce Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence, or SUI, is the involuntary release of urine that happens when the muscles that keep the urine suddenly relax. Sudden pressure on the abdomen, such as when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, can trigger urinary leakage.

Some people with SUI also suffer from sudden urine leakage when they bend over, climb stairs, or lift a heavy object. Excess weight around the abdomen increases the risk of experiencing stress urinary incontinence, as does having weak or separated ab muscles.

Tummy tuck surgery can help reduce or even eliminate SUI since this procedure tightens the core muscles and reduces excess fat that puts extra pressure on the bladder.

Interested in Learning More?

To find out if a tummy tuck is the right solution for you, contact us here at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery or call (813) 400-1465. Not only can a tummy tuck help you achieve your ideal look, but it could help you resolve a number of uncomfortable and serious health issues.

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