Surprising Benefits of Tummy Tuck
Frustrated with your mid-section?
When diet and exercise don’t seem to touch those not so lovable handles, a tummy tuck could be the perfect solution. It’ll smooth out those bulges to give you a more stream-lined appearance.
But there are also surprising benefits of a tummy tuck that go beyond just a flatter belly. We’ve got three right here.
- Gets Rid of Excess Skin, Scars, and Tattoos
One of the biggest drawbacks of losing a significant amount of weight is the possibility of excess skin. This is also the case for some women after pregnancy.
Not only does it look unattractive, but it can create discomfort. Especially while exercising. Fortunately, a tummy tuck not only takes care of unsightly fat, but it eliminates that excess skin too. That means exercise becomes easier and you’re able to return to activities you may have given up.
In addition, if you have scars, stretch marks, or a regrettable tattoo born of some poor decision-making, they can potentially be removed along with the excess skin. In fact, many women are able to improve the appearance of (or lose altogether) c-section scars when they undergo a tummy tuck.
And as an added bonus, once the skin is pulled and tightened, you can even have your belly button shaped and contoured. If that’s your thing.
- Decreases Back Pain and Improves Posture
If you carry around extra weight in the abdominal region (not so affectionately known as a “muffin top”) you may find yourself frequently complaining of back pain. This is not surprising.
Weak abdominal muscles and excess abdominal fat and skin affects your posture while both sitting and standing. It causes your body to pull forward, forcing your back muscles to strain and overcompensate. The result? Back pain.
Because the tummy tuck procedure tightens and repositions the abdominal muscles, they’re able to work more effectively. That means you will increase your overall core strength. And where there’s a strong core, there are fewer back problems.
- Lessens Postpartum Urinary Incontinence
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles have to stretch in order to accommodate the new arrival. Unfortunately, for some women, the muscles remain lax after they give birth and become loose. This condition is known as diastasis recti. And no amount of dieting or exercise can tighten them again.
But a tummy tuck can.
To address the issues of diastasis recti, most plastic surgeons perform a tummy tuck combined with a rectus repair. A rectus repair utilizes sutures to tighten the abdominal muscles. One of the best results to come from this surgery is the reduction in postpartum urinary incontinence.
In fact, an Australian study monitored over two hundred patients who had the combination tummy tuck and rectus repair after giving birth. Most of the women reported an improvement in urinary incontinence. (And just in time to safely laugh at the adorable antics of their newborns!)
Want to Experience the Surprising Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?
If you’re having trouble getting rid of that spare tire why not take advantage of the surprising benefits of a tummy tuck?
Contact us today to find out how this amazing procedure could help you.
It will not only leave you with a smoother and flatter belly, but it will boost your confidence and self-esteem in ways you never imagined.