You probably know that a tummy tuck is a great way to restore the contours of the stomach by removing excess fat and skin. But did you know that the tummy tuck has medical benefits as well? This is because the tummy tuck process also includes tightening and restoring the abdominal muscles, which can become stretched and ineffective at supporting the upper body. Here are some specific conditions that have been shown to be improved by a tummy tuck procedure.
It’s commonly known that many women suffer back pain during pregnancy due to the excess weight on the abdomen, but it’s not so well-known that many women have back pain after childbirth as well. This is because the stretched abdominal muscles can become ineffective at supporting the upper body, meaning most of the responsibility falls on the back and spine. Restoring the core abdominal muscles can have many benefits in supporting the upper body and strengthening the body overall.
Patients who have undergone hernia treatment know that the techniques are very similar to a tummy tuck. This is because patients with weakened and stretched abdominal muscles are at a greater risk for hernias, which occur when the intestinal tissue pushes through the muscle due to strain. In fact, patients who suffer from one hernia are likely to experience another in a similar area. Repositioning the muscles and restoring their tightness means this is less likely to happen.
There are many ways in which you can benefit from a tummy tuck procedure, and Dr. Erella can help you determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs. To schedule a consultation, contact Aspira Plastic Surgery in the Austin area.