Abdominal creases and belly overhang (excess skin) are the top cosmetic concerns that drive many to consider a tummy tuck. This is common after childbirth, losing considerable weight, and in older adults. East Windsor tummy tuck can effectively address cosmetic concerns, and tighten your stomach muscles to offer a lot more beyond striking looks. A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, offers notable health benefits that can add to your confidence and improve the quality of your life. Among such benefits are:
Prevent or treat hernias
If you have lost significant weight within a short period or had an appendectomy or C-section, you are at high risk of ventral hernia. The hernia risk is due to muscle weakness allowing abdominal tissue or intestines to protrude through, forming a pouch. Unpleasant symptoms, including pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipation, characterize a ventral hernia. The condition could worsen and lead to strangulation. Strangulation is a life-threatening condition and necessitates emergency surgery. A tummy tuck strengthens your abdominal muscles, flattens the stomach, and reduces pressure on your skin, which can help prevent or correct ventral hernia.
Address stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
SUI results from excessive pressure on your bladder and urethra. It is common in females, especially following vaginal childbirth. SUI is characterized by uncontrolled urine leakage following forceful activities like laughing, coughing, sneezing, and exercise, which can significantly affect your social life. SUI is manageable without surgery, but a tummy tuck procedure can significantly help improve your bladder control. Strengthening the core muscles enhances your ability to control urine release, which can prevent or help treat SUI.
Back pain management
Back pain is among the most prevalent issues almost everyone has to address over time. While the pain could be due to medical concerns, it often emanates from inadequate spine support. After childbirth or sudden weight loss, such as following bariatric surgery, many complain about back pain. A tummy tuck can help by flattening and removing excess abdomen fat. The surgically tightened muscles provide better spine support, and eliminating excess fat and skin alleviates pressure on your back. This alleviates back pain, making it easier to lead a more active lifestyle.
Besides helping manage back pain, stronger abdominal muscles can improve your posture. Stronger core muscles help your spine remain aligned with the improved posture. Better posture is essential since it makes it easier to avoid pain, especially following physical activity. For instance, you need to keep exercising after weight loss to avoid regaining fat. Tummy tuck makes it easier to keep working out since you alleviate back pain and improve posture, which minimizes injuries that could make exercise challenging.
At face value, a tummy tuck may only seem like cosmetic surgery. Nonetheless, after addressing cosmetic imperfections, the procedure can offer more health benefits beyond improved self-esteem. Tightening and toning your abdomen means you can regain your striking looks, rock your favorite clothes, and easily manage your social life with minimized chances of SUI and back pain. The physical and psychological dividends can significantly improve the quality of your life, making a tummy tuck a recommendable procedure. Contact Matthew J. Lynch, MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, today for more on tummy tuck.