A tummy tuck, formally known as abdominoplasty, is a popular cosmetic procedure. Tummy tucks tighten muscles and remove fat and loose skin from the abdomen so it looks more toned and flat. Some people associate tummy tucks as being “mommy makeovers” because the surgical procedure lets women get back to their pre-pregnancy figures. Abdominoplasty is also commonly used for patients who have lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time.
Tummy tucks are becoming increasingly more popular because of their benefits. They not only provide cosmetic benefits, but there are also medical benefits associated with tummy tucks.
- Stress Urinary Incontinence – Some women develop SUI after giving birth. This bladder problem is accompanied by uncontrollable leakage after sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercising. SUI can often be treated without surgery, but tummy tucks have been found to be useful for patients who did not have a caesarian section.
- Abdominal Tone – Many women lose their abdominal tone after gone through pregnancy. Others find that after losing an extreme amount of weight their muscles become distended and traditional diets and exercise don’t help. Tummy tucks tighten weak muscles and flatten your abs.
- Improved Posture – If you have weak abdominal muscles you may have a condition called lordosis or sway back. Tummy tucks often improve posture significantly as muscles that support the spine are tightened. Back pain is often relieved after this procedure.
- Ventral Hernia Correction – Ventral hernias occur when the abdominal tissue or intestine breaks through the abdominal wall. Causes often include massive weight loss or certain surgeries like appendectomies or C-sections. If you develop a ventral hernia you have a high chance for the condition reoccurring. A tummy tuck can strengthen your abdominal wall to prevent these hernias from happening.
For more information about tummy tucks, contact Aesthetic Surgery Institute for a free consultation at 713-493-7397.