Many women will agree that the stomach is one of the most frustrating and troublesome body parts, especially after childbirth and extreme weight loss. The abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure designed to help the stomach appear flat and toned. There is no doubt that the tummy tuck has become more popular by the year, with the total number of abdominoplasty procedures performed increasing by a full 90 percent in the last 15 years.
The tummy tuck doesn’t just offer cosmetic benefits; it also supports medical benefits that can improve not just your confidence but your overall health and quality of life. Given this information, should you consider a tummy tuck?
Reduce Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence commonly plagues women after vaginal birth. SUI can be identified by bladder control problems, especially when coughing, sneezing, exercising, and laughing. A tummy tuck procedure can actually correct stress urinary incontinence by creating a slight bladder obstruction using soft tissue near the pelvis. The tissue helps to reduce incontinence and support normal bladder regulation. If you want to regain the freedom of life without SUI, a tummy tuck can definitely offer your solution.
Enjoy A More Toned Abdominal Region
This is the benefit that attracts so many women to the tummy tuck procedure. After extreme weight loss or pregnancy, the stomach often becomes stretched out and weak. This is a problem that diet and exercise alone cannot fix. An abdominoplasty serves to surgically tighten those weak abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat. The result is a flatter, stronger, and more toned midsection. This helps improve posture and support future exercise efforts.
Correct a Ventral Hernia
Most women don’t know what a ventral hernia is until they have one. It occurs most often during extreme weight loss and C-section surgeries when the intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall and forms a pocket. Though a ventral hernia doesn’t require an abdominoplasty to heal, a tummy tuck is often done in conjunction with a hernia repair to strengthen the abdominal wall, which prevents future hernias from forming.
Whatever your reasons may be to seek a tummy tuck procedure, call (727) 328-2299 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Adams and learn more about the benefits a tummy tuck will bring to your body.