Abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries year after year.
But this highly sought after body contouring treatment isn’t all about looks. In fact, you could reap these three unexpected, yet welcome tummy tuck benefits in addition to looking and feeling your best.
Reduced Stress Incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a concern for lots of people, especially women who have had children. If you notice embarrassing leaks when you laugh, sneeze or cough, you might want to talk to your plastic surgeon about adding some relief to your tummy tuck procedure.
In severe cases, a slight bladder obstruction can be created during your tummy tuck to ease symptoms of SUI and get you back to feeling more like yourself again.
Improved Back Pain
Your abdominal muscles are the main support system for your lower back. By tightening weak muscles, your tummy tuck plastic surgeon may be able to help reduce chronic back pain caused by a lack of support from your abdomen.
Your posture could improve after a tummy tuck, thanks to tightened abs.
Following pregnancy or massive weight loss, some people develop a condition called diastasis recti, which happens when your abdominal muscles become separated.
Not only can this condition cause an unwanted bulge in your abdomen, but it might also keep you from performing regular daily activities. If this is the case for you, talk to an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon about your candidacy for abdominoplasty with muscle repair.