The goal of a tummy tuck procedure is to provide a flatter and more toned abdominal area. Many opt for this procedure after pregnancy or after losing a significant amount of weight. A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat around the abdomen, repair abdominal muscles, and reveal the body contours your desire.
But did you know a tummy tuck offers many more benefits? In fact, there are many medical benefits of a tummy tuck that you may not have considered.
This health benefit is probably pretty obvious. When you are happier with the way you look, you are likely to experience a boost in your self-confidence, thus boosting your mental health. A tummy tuck helps you achieve the body contours you desire, helping you fit into your favorite clothes and be happier with who you see in the mirror. This new found self-confidence is also likely to inspire you to get moving after your tummy tuck and maintain your new look.
Strengthens Your Abdominal Core
After pregnancy or significant weight loss, weakened abdominal muscles are common. A tummy tuck removes excess stomach fat and skin, as well as surgically tightens the abdominal muscles. The slimmer waistline and tighter abdominal muscles provide additional support which can help reduce back pain and support an improved posture.
Prevents or Treats Ventral Hernia
A ventral hernia occurs when your intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall, creating a pouch. These commonly occur after a c-section, significant weight loss, or in those with weakened abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck removes the excess skin and fat while tightening these muscles, reducing the risk of this hernia type or repairing an existing hernia.
Reduce Stress Urinary Incontinence
As you age, stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is common. This bladder control condition causes urinary leakage when you sneeze, cough, or laugh. For those with this condition, a tummy tuck can help. During the procedure, a slight bladder obstruction is created with soft tissue in the abdomen, thus reducing the chance of urinary leakage.
If you are interested in learning more about how a tummy tuck can help you achieve your body contouring goals and improve your health, contact the amazing team at Martin Plastic Surgery. Dr. Scot Martin and his team are ready to answer your questions and help you reach your goals. Call our office today at (575) 521-7111 to schedule a consultation.