There are a variety of reasons why people pursue tummy tucks. Whether to remove excess skin and improve abdominal contours after weight loss or pregnancy or to address unwanted signs of aging, a tummy tuck can breathe new life into the stomach. The cosmetic benefits of a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, are the primary reason why men and women seek out this plastic surgery procedure. However, a tummy tuck can also benefit your health in some unexpected ways.
1. Repairs Hernia
Pregnancy, massive weight loss, C-sections or other surgeries can significantly weaken the stomach, increasing the chance for a ventral hernia to form. A ventral hernia describes when a portion of the intestine or stomach tissue pushes through the abdominal wall and forms a pocket. An abdominoplasty can be performed in conjunction with hernia repair to strengthen the abdominal muscles and prevent future hernias from developing.
2. Strengthens and Repairs Abdominal Muscles
Multiple pregnancies and extreme weight loss can lead the abdominal muscles to weaken and separate, which can cause the stomach to have a permanent, distended appearance. No amount of diet or exercise can correct this, but a tummy tuck can remove loose skin as well as strengthen the abdominal muscles for a stronger, more toned stomach.
3. Improves Stress Incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence can occur in some women as a result of pregnancy. Laughing, coughing or sneezing can cause urine leakage. During a tummy tuck, bladder control problems can be addressed to help reduce incontinence.
4. Bolsters Wellbeing
Many people discover that a tummy tuck offers them a renewed sense of motivation to stay fit.
What’s more, abdominoplasty can be a real confidence booster, enhancing self-image and positively influencing you to make healthy choices that will support your results as well as your overall wellbeing.