It’s no secret that a tummy tuck can be a fantastic way of dealing with the excess skin and weakened abdominal muscle that can remain after pregnancy or significant weight loss, but did you know there are also some potential medical benefits? If you’ve been considering a tummy tuck, there could be more advantages than you thought.
An End to Urinary Stress Incontinence
Urinary stress incontinence can be another common and unpleasant side effect of pregnancy. The good news is that your board-certified plastic surgeon can help to combat this through obstructing the bladder with soft tissue during your tummy tuck procedure, leaving you to sneeze, laugh and exercise without concern.
If you’ve been told more than once to stand up straight, one of the medical benefits of tummy tuck you may be particularly interested in is the potential to improve posture. As the procedure focuses on repairing weakened abdominal muscles, improved posture can come as a welcome side effect.
Improved abdominal muscles will put you at a great starting point for exercise once your tummy tuck recovery is complete.
Correction of Hernias
Ventral hernias tend to occur when the abdominal muscles have been weakened, allowing the intestine or abdominal tissue to poke through. Childbirth via caesarean section can contribute to the development of a ventral hernia. In addition to improving posture, repairing abdominal muscles and enhancing muscle tone, an additional tummy tuck benefit is that the procedure can correct ventral hernias.