Does a Tummy Tuck Have Medical Benefits?

Athletic woman with a flat tummy There’s a good chance that you’re already familiar with the cosmetic benefits of a tummy tuck. Like how it removes stubborn fat and hanging skin to reveal a flatter, more sculpted waistline. But did you know that this sought-after surgery can also come with a few medical advantages?

It’s true! With a tummy tuck, you may be able to expect an improvement in:

  • Back pain: Many issues that arise after pregnancy or significant weight loss can be traced back to your abdominal muscles. Back pain is one of these common complaints. Fortunately, a tummy tuck may be able to alleviate it by tightening weak core muscles.
  • Stress urinary incontinence: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) causes urine to leak out when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise. It happens when your pelvic floor gets stretched or weakened. Pregnancy and childbirth are some of the leading causes of SUI. Studies have shown tummy tuck surgery can help with this problem. It’s believed to offer a functional improvement by restoring stability in the abdominal and pelvic regions.
  • Posture: Muscle weakness and injury guarding are leading causes of bad posture. Because a tummy tuck can improve core strength and decrease back pain, it can positively affect your posture. You may find it easier and more comfortable to sit upright.

  • Ventral hernia: A ventral hernia is another word for a bulge of tissue through a weakness in your abdominal wall. It can result from pregnancy, previous surgeries such as C-sections, or obesity and massive weight loss. Hernia repair techniques can typically be incorporated into a tummy tuck procedure.

Find Out What a Tummy Tuck Can Do For You

The cosmetic and medical benefits of a tummy tuck can make it a very appealing procedure. To learn what you may be able to expect in your unique situation, call 813-971-2000 to schedule a free consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center serves patients from Tampa Bay and nearby areas of Florida.

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