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Tummy Tuck Benefits
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as ‘tummy tuck’, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. Many Tummy Tuck benefits are well known, others are equally important but often ignored.
Additionally, this procedure is an integral part of the ‘mommy makeover’ as a woman’s stomach tends to sag post-pregnancy and a tummy tuck can make it slim and firm. Abdominoplasty is also opted for by those whose stomachs have begun to sag due to severe weight loss or aging.
While it may seem like a big step to take, this procedure actually offers several life-changing benefits. Here are a few.
1. Helps Deal with SUI
After giving birth, some women may develop a bladder control problem called Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). This causes uncomfortable leakage from the vagina every time a woman performs certain actions, like coughing, sneezing, or laughing.
Findings published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official clinical publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), suggest that tummy tucks improve body contour and they may also alleviate incontinence.
2. Improved Posture
A tummy tuck procedure strengthens the abdominal muscles, enabling them to better support the spine. With a stronger abdomen and a straighter spine, your posture will naturally start to improve. This will make you look and feel more confident.
Improved posture may also help deal with the back pain caused by lordosis. This is a condition where the back sways forward and the pelvis is slightly tilted outward. Staying in this position for a prolonged period of time causes a host of back problems. They can only be rectified by improving one’s posture. In this case, a tummy tuck can really help mitigate the issue.
3. Motivation to Stay Fit
Most tummy tuck patients are looking to get rid of excess fat and sagging skin, and they’re convinced they will continue watching their weight, even after the procedure.
Besides, the strengthening of the abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck allows patients to perform arduous exercises more easily. This helps people stay fit.
4. Ventral Hernia Correction
A ventral hernia usually occurs when the abdominal tissue or the intestine pushes through the abdominal wall and forms a sack. Hernias can be excruciatingly painful, cause extreme discomfort in daily activities, and reduce your overall quality of life. The worst part is, when a ventral hernia occurs once, it is very likely that it will happen again.
Believe it or not, a tummy tuck is one of the most effective ways to deal with this problem. During the procedure, any weakening in the abdominal wall can be repaired. As a result, the abdomen can be reverted to its original, healthy state.
Even if you’re planning to surgically remove a hernia, many surgeons will advise you to get a tummy tuck as it will help prevent the occurrence of this hernia in the future.
5. Enhanced Range of Movement
Having excess fat and skin in the abdominal area can seriously hinder your range of movement, making it difficult to perform certain activities.
By opting for a tummy tuck you can get rid of everything that’s holding you back from enjoying a healthier lifestyle with a fuller range of motion. This plastic surgery procedure drastically improves your health and well being, allowing you to enjoy a much wider range of activities.
6. Stronger Muscles
The aftermath of pregnancy and excess weight gain can leave you feeling weak and lethargic. This is primarily due to the fact that your core muscles tend to get soft and cannot perform as efficiently as before.
Your core muscles control every other muscle in your body. A stronger core translates to stronger overall muscles throughout the body. So by choosing to get a tummy tuck, you not only strengthen your abdomen, but also every other muscle fiber in your body.
7. More Choices of Clothing
Post-pregnancy, or after substantial weight loss, leave most people with loose, hanging skin and stubborn fat deposits around the abdomen. This makes it difficult to feel comfortable wearing certain clothes and swimwear, even if they fit perfectly at the hips. Sometimes the loose skin does not conform to the new shape of your body, making it difficult to slip into smaller, tighter clothes.
With a tummy tuck, you can get rid of the excess skin that’s stopping you from wearing certain clothes with confidence.
8. Confidence Boost
Perhaps one of the most important benefits of a tummy tuck is how it makes you feel once the procedure is completed and the entire area has healed.
Most people, even when they lose weight, tend to retain fatty deposits in certain areas of the abdomen, many have loose skin after losing weight at a drastic pace. A tummy tuck + liposuction gets rid of these isolated fat deposits and trims away the loose folds while tightening up the skin in the area. This leaves the abdominal area looking trimmer and naturally leaner and more attractive.
The result? An enormous boost of confidence and improvement in self-esteem that you can carry with you into all areas of life. Better self-esteem translates into an improved quality of life and that is one of the most rewarding outcomes of abdominoplasty.
Do Your Research
Of course, a tummy tuck, like any other cosmetic surgery procedure, comes with its own set of pros and cons. Each person’s body is different. So, the duration of the procedure, recovery time, and final results will vary from person to person.
So before you go in for this plastic surgery procedure be sure to research do your research. At Peninsula Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rosso will discuss the entire procedure with you so you can make an educated decision.
Call us today at 310-326-3636 to book your free cosmetic consult.