A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that falls under the umbrella of cosmetic surgery. It has been one of the most sought out cosmetic surgery procedures and has many benefits. A tummy tuck is also called abdominoplasty in medical terms and it can really have a great effect on someone’s life who undergoes it.
The procedure revolves around removing extra skin and fat from the abdomen area of the patient. Not only this, the connective tissue that is present in the abdomen called Fascia is also tightened along with sutures. All the extra skin that is left is then moved around to create a better shape and a toned outline. Tummy tuck is often paired up with Liposuction for better results.
A tummy tuck can have many positive effects on your body and your life. You will surely notice a boost in your confidence that’s for sure.
Is tummy tuck good for your health?
Extensive damage can be caused by pregnancy which leads to distorted abdominal structures. This can severely affect and reduce the functioning of the body. It can cause many problems like urinary incontinence stress, ventral hernias, and even poor posture problems.
Tummy tuck procedures are beneficial for people who are dealing with obesity. Reduced fat can lead up to a better functioning body and improved self-image.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck has many benefits like it can reduce the size of muscles and improve their functionality, remove extra stomach follicles and even help in improving the overall functions of the body. Not to mention that it can help you lose weight as well. There are many other benefits to a tummy tuck, keep on reading to know more.
Reduction of stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
SUI or Stress Urinary Incontinence Syndrome is a common bladder problem that pregnant women face. Its main cause is a recurring urinary lesion which causes an increase in abdominal pressure. It is usually triggered by loud sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercise. Abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck can really help in treating SUI.
It is more helpful to people who’ve never had a C-section done before. The procedure involves pulling softly from the pelvic area to create make abdominal lift on the uterine glad, alleviating the pressure.
Ventral hernia correction
Ventral Hernia occurs when there is breakage or damage in the intestinal lining or the abdominal wall. This usually happens when the body gains a lot of weight or because of surgeries like a C-Section or an appendectomy. A tummy tuck can help in alleviating this problem and it is a safe route to go to correct this kind of hernia.
A surgeon will take care of the damage done, remove the excess fat and adjust the excess skin appropriately.
Improved abdominal tone and better posture
This one is an obvious benefit and it is what attracts many people towards a tummy tuck surgery in the first place. Who doesn’t want a well-toned body with a perfect posture? A tummy tuck can significantly improve the shape and size of your abdomen. Not only this, the weakened or loosened muscles can be put back in place and give better alignment and an improved posture. It also helps in relieving back pain. An abdominoplasty tightens muscles around the abdomen and back alleviating muscle dislocations too.
This paired up with regular physical exercise and a healthy diet can have great benefits for pregnant women, people dealing with obesity, or even those who just want a more well-defined abdomen.
Tummy Tuck Strengthens Abdominal Muscles
Incontinence is a weird yet quite common problem occurs mostly during and after the pregnancy period because of weak abdominal muscles. Loss of control over the urinary bladder is a huge problem that can be solved using abdominoplasty. Tummy tucks can tighten and strengthen the stomach muscles around the pelvis area which in turn helps get control over the bladder. This problem has other solutions as well that you can discuss with your doctor, a tummy tuck is just one of the many things that can be used to treat incontinence.
What are the Risks & Rewards?
There are not many risks involved if you visit a doctor that notes everything in your previous medical history. Diabetics are the ones that are most vulnerable to infections and other complications that can arise during a cosmetic surgery like abdominoplasty. Apart from this, everything is just as simple as visiting the doctor, getting a pre-checkup, and going under the lights.
Why Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?
As we discussed above, the plastic surgeons that you choose are the most important factor in determining the success of your cosmetic procedure. A board-certified plastic surgeon is guaranteed to take care of you perfectly. The main thing is that the surgeon needs to have the required hands-on experience with the procedures so that you’re safe during and after the procedure.
A board-certified surgeon has all the required experience and knowledge that is needed to get you through with the tummy tuck or any other cosmetic procedure.
Is a tummy tuck right for you?
A tummy tuck is a procedure that can have many cosmetic benefits, paired up with positive effects on your body and overall health. The main thing that you should take care of is choosing the right surgeon. Dr. Jim Brantner M.D. is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon that has years of experience in the field of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. Get in touch with us today to set up a consultation.