When people consider plastic surgery, tummy tucks are one of the first procedures that come to mind. Abdominoplasties are popular procedures for new mothers, patients who have achieved substantial weight loss, and aging men and women who want to remove excess skin and fat around the abdomen, restoring a flatter, smoother stomach. Tummy tucks provide countless aesthetic and medical benefits. If you’re considering an abdominoplasty, talk to your doctor about the benefits of a tummy tuck.
3 Benefits of Tummy Tucks
- Cosmetic. The most popular benefit of an abdominoplasty is the visible smoothing of the abdomen. Abdominoplasties remove excess fat and skin, revealing a firmer, more youthful stomach. Tummy tucks are popular after major weight loss and pregnancy and, when paired with good diet and exercise, can correct hereditary sagging skin and fat buildup, too.
- Muscular. After pregnancy or major weight loss, patients often experience sagging or separation in the abdominal muscles. Weak support from the abs often causes back problems like sway back. An abdominoplasty tightens weak or damaged muscles, firming the stomach and helping to improve posture.
- Medical. Abdominoplasties have been proven to improve several medical conditions, including SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence) and ventral hernias. SUI is typically treated without surgery, but women who have undergone tummy tucks often find the procedure aids recovery. Tummy tucks also strengthen the abdominal walls, preventing the development of ventral hernias in patients predisposed to them.
To talk to a doctor about tummy tuck surgery, call Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to schedule a consultation.