A tummy tuck is one of the most common procedures sought by patients at the Plastic Surgery Associates of Long Island. Even though many patients perceive it as a cosmetic process, it benefits your overall health. A tummy tuck improves your appearance and enhances your quality of life in several ways.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure to enhance the shape and size of your stomach. The process involves removing excess fat and loose skin to tighten your tummy and improve its appearance.
While you can reduce abdominal fat through weight loss or liposuction, a tummy tuck is necessary for addressing loose skin. You may need a tummy tuck if you have lost weight in a relatively short time.
A tummy tuck could also benefit women who have given birth and want to restore their stomach shape and appearance. Seniors whose bodies have lost elasticity are other possible candidates for the procedure.
How a Tummy Tuck Enhances Your Quality of life
A Tummy Tuck Can Improve Your Posture
Weak abdominal posture can affect your posture. Your pelvic, abdominal, and back muscles form a corset-like structure to support your upper body. They also ensure proper alignment of your spine.
Since weak abdominal muscles influence your posture, performing some daily tasks can be challenging. A tummy tuck strengthens your stomach and improves the alignment of your spine.
Strengthen Abdominal Muscles and Relieve Back Pain
A tummy tuck strengthens abdominal muscles to ensure proper spine alignment. A better posture and reduced fat can relieve back pain by offering more support to the spine.
Women who experience back pain after giving birth can benefit from a tummy tuck. The procedure tightens the stomach muscles, which loosen significantly after pregnancy.
Managing Stress Urinary Incontinence
Incontinence refers to an inability to control the urge to urinate. Stress Urinary Incontinence is when the condition results from pressure exerted on the bladder.
SUI may develop after pregnancy due to weakening pelvic and abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck restores the muscular support needed by the bladder. Strengthening muscle tissues enable the bladder to resist the exertion of excessive pressure.
Research shows abdominoplasty tightens the muscles to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of SUI after pregnancy. The procedure’s efficacy depends on the severity and nature of your condition.
Abdominoplasty Makes Managing Your Weight Easier
A tummy tuck improves your posture and alleviates back discomfort, which makes performing daily activities easier. It is more comfortable to exercise after removing excess fat and loose skin.
The procedure will also improve your confidence and self-esteem. You will feel more at ease to go out and engage in physical activities involving your core muscles.
Healthier Skin and Fewer Infections
Flabby folds on your tummy can host bacteria and increase incidences of rashes. A tummy tuck eliminates loose skin, making it easier to clean. It can alleviate skin rashes and prevent bacterial infections.
Our plastic surgeon will conduct tests to evaluate the viability of a tummy tuck for your condition. To learn more, schedule an appointment with our expert team today.