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Most of us desire a flat and tight abdomen. Naturally, as we age, endure pregnancy, experience considerable weight loss, etc., our stomach muscles become loose and our skin droopy. A tummy tuck (medical term: abdominoplasty) can help us achieve a slimmer, more youthful appearance in our abdominal area. in Katy, Sugar Land and Houston TX area, patients choose Dr. Bonnor to go to when they consider undergoing tummy tuck.
Tummy tucks also can refine our stomach contours even when exercise and eating healthy aren’t enough to rid us of stubborn fat cells.
Medical benefits of tummy tuck surgery
Aside from providing cosmetic benefits of a flatter stomach to those who have worked hard to lose a fair amount of weight and moms who want their “pre-baby body back,” a tummy tuck offers several medical benefits.
Better posture. Extreme weight loss and multiple pregnancies often result in distended stomach muscles which no amount of exercise or diet will help. A tummy tuck surgically tightens weak muscles while also removing excess fat and skin, resulting in a flatter abdomen. Tighter stomach muscles can improve an individual’s posture due to the fact that their tightened abdominal muscles are better able to support their spine. This additional support and better posture may help relieve some types of back pain.
Reduction in urinary incontinence. Many new moms report that they develop what is known as Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) after giving birth vaginally. SUI is a bladder control issue, with urinary leakage brought on when the woman exercises, sneezes, coughs, or even laughs. Most cases of SUI are treated non-surgically, but several studies suggest that a tummy tuck can help with SUI for those women who need a more invasive treatment.
Correcting ventral hernias. Both men and women who lose a great deal of weight, who undergo a Caesarean section (women only) or an appendectomy may experience a ventral hernia, which occurs when abdominal tissue or an intestine breaks through the abdominal wall, forming a sack or pocket. These types of hernias often recur after traditional hernia repair, and so a surgeon may decide to perform an abdominoplasty while performing hernia repair surgery to strengthen the abdominal wall.