A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgery that removes excess fat and skin and tightens loose muscles from your abdomen. Women mainly use it after childbirth, and it can help sagging skin that cannot evade after dieting and exercise. During your East Windsor tummy tuck procedure, your specialist removes the excess fat, tightens the connective tissue in the abdomen with sutures, and repositions the remaining skin to achieve a more toned look. Abdominoplasty does not prevent weight gain later in your life. There are many advantages of having a tummy tuck, and here are some.
Corrects ventral hernia
A ventral hernia occurs when your intestines break through the abdominal wall to form a type of pouch or sack. This hernia can develop for various reasons, such as abdominal weakness due to excessive weight loss or a cesarean section. Once you get a ventral hernia, there are high chances of recurrence. Tummy tuck treats a ventral hernia by addressing the weak abdominal muscles resulting in pressure reduction on your skin.
Reduces stress urinary incontinence
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a bladder control disease that happens when there is massive pressure on your bladder and urethra. You will have uncontrollable leakage brought by sudden and forceful engagements like sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercising. This condition mainly affects women, especially after giving birth in the usual way. SIU can be treated with medications, but tummy tuck has also given effective outcomes in many patients.
Reduces back pain
Abdominoplasty can treat back pain. Women may experience back pain after giving birth or excess weight loss due to weakened stomach muscles. A tummy tuck will help relieve back pain by removing excess stomach fat, flattening your abdomen, and tightening the weakened muscles, giving you enough abdominal support.
Easy to maintain and lose weight
If you undergo surgeries such as gastric bypass sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric band, you can combine them with a tummy tuck to help keep the lost weight off. You will regain only one pound yearly after combining the surgeries compared to four pounds per year if you do not have a tummy tuck after those gastric surgeries. Tummy tuck patients effectively tolerate exercises, so you will have an easy time engaging in physical activities.
Improved posture and abdominal tone
Abdominoplasty will effectively tighten and tone your abdominal muscles. Attaining tighter muscles will give your spine more support, improving your body posture. Strong abdominal muscles decrease back pain, also improving body posture. Tummy tuck lowers the risks of getting lordosis. With improved posture, you can flexibly do many activities.
Boosts appearance and confidence
You will probably undergo a tummy tuck to improve your appearance. Abdominoplasty boosts the appearance of your abdomen by removing the excess fat and skin and tightening its muscles. A firmer and flatter stomach gives your body a beautiful outlook. If you have an appealing appearance, you will confidently engage in social activities, enjoy life, and improve life quality.
It would help if you considered having a tummy tuck to relieve pregnancy defects and sagging skin after massive weight loss. Schedule an appointment at Matthew J. Lynch MD Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to have a tummy tuck.