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What Are the Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck Procedure?

Having a tummy tuck can help you to deal with a wide range of medical conditions Not only can you look a lot better but you’re likely to feel better too and that’s never a bad thing

Dr. William M. Jacobsen
Oct 4, 2019

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Abdominoplasty, also known as a “Tummy tuck” is a procedure which tightens the stomach’s muscles and removes fat and loose skin. This procedure takes place to ensure the abdomen looks toned and flat. 

Tummy tucks have become more popular in recent years with the number of procedures rising by as much as 87% in the United States alone. Not only is the procedure likely to make the abdomen look better but there are also medical benefits behind this procedure. These medical benefits include:

Better Posture and Abdominal Tone

Stomach muscles can become quite distended, especially after pregnancy and weight loss. Exercising and having a healthy diet is not always the answer to the issue. When a patient has a tummy tuck the weak muscles will be tightened and this can help to improve a patient’s posture. This is because the muscles work to support the spine. This also means that some patients may have relief from specific types of back pain. 

If you suffer from back pain due to having a bad posture, it’s likely that a tummy tuck could help you. Not only will you have a better posture but you’ll also be carrying a lot less weight. This ultimately means that your back could hurt a lot less, if at all.

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Hernia Correction

A patient who has a hernia such as a ventral hernia may find that a tummy tuck can help to prevent hernias such as these from occurring again. This is because the strengthened abdominal wall can prevent the abdominal tissue or intestine from breaking through the wall of the abdomen. Ventral hernias can be caused by appendectomies, c-sections, and huge weight loss. 

Please note, if you are at risk of suffering from a ventral hernia you should speak to your doctor. While a tummy tuck is unlikely to solve your hernia issues it can have a positive impact. This means could be less likely to suffer from a ventral hernia in the future. 

Reducing Stress Urinary Incontinence

If you suffer from stress urinary incontinence you may find that a tummy tuck helps. This is because it can help to tighten the abdomen’s muscles. Ordinarily, those with SUI have incontinence when they cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise. While SUI can be treated without the need for surgery, there is evidence that the best tummy tuck phoenix has can help. While this procedure may not deal with any psychological effects of stress urinary incontinence it can help to deal with the physical aspects. 

Better Weight Maintenance

A recent study has found that those who have a tummy tuck are much more likely to maintain their weight. This is especially the case in those who have had bariatric surgery and a tummy tuck. This is why many people are choosing to opt for a tummy tuck. 

As you can see, having a tummy tuck can help you to deal with a wide range of medical conditions. Not only can you look a lot better but you’re likely to feel better too and that’s never a bad thing.

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