19 Jan

The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

bellyThe Tummy Tuck is a classic procedure that eliminates loose skin and excess fat from the abdomen, making it a popular choice after pregnancy or significant weight loss. But did you know that a tummy tuck actually has other health benefits that can improve your quality of life aside from a flat, toned stomach?

Reduce Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a bladder control problem experienced by many women, especially after giving birth. It’s characterized by uncontrollable urine leakage triggered by coughing, sneezing, exercising, and even laughing.

Though there are surgical treatments available to specifically target SUI, it turns out that a tummy tuck procedure fixes the problem as well! Since a tummy tuck removes loose skin and excess fat, it tightens the muscles in the abdominal wall and helps to create a slight bladder outlet obstruction to reduce incontinence. How’s that for a BOGO treatment!?

Improve Posture

Extra skin is heavy! Most men and women who undergo a tummy tuck have no idea just how much their extra skin was weighing them down until it’s all removed. Once abdominal muscles are tightened and extra weight disappears, spinal support becomes significantly improved and contributes to better posture and much less back pain!

Contour the Thighs

If you stand in front of the mirror and pull your lower abdomen upward, you’ll notice your medial thighs appear to thin out and take on a sexy contour. This happens automatically with many tummy tucks as a fortunate side effect of the tightened abs. You may only be paying to tone one part of your body, but you end up toning two.

Feel Inspired

Many people who undergo a tummy tuck feel more motivated afterward to continue—or even increase—their weight loss efforts. There’s nothing quite like looking into the mirror and seeing success to push you forward.

A tummy tuck might only be known for one result, but it certainly provides a whole lot more!

Dr. William W. Adams MD

Plastic Surgeon at Dr. William W. Adams MD
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995. For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. Find out more about Dr. Adams on Google + and Facebook