A tummy tuck is a popular surgical procedure for women who have gone through multiple pregnancies and are now unhappy with the look of their stretched-out bellies. However, this procedure is not just for those who have been pregnant, nor is it for women only. This may be necessary after you have lost a great deal of weight, after you have gone through an abdominal surgery or after any other experience that left your abdominal skin and underlying tissues appearing stretched out or droopy. When you choose a tummy tuck, you can experience these three major benefits with only one surgical procedure.
Lose Excess Skin and Fat
The first reason that most of our patients come to us for tummy tucks is to correct the muffin top that they have and to get rid of the extra skin and tissues that hang from their lower bellies over their upper pelvises. While a tummy tuck rarely gets rid of extra fat in the area, it offers a great way to cut away unnecessary tissues that have been stretched out over the years from past pregnancies, weight gain, or surgeries. The long, horizontal incision will be easy to hide beneath your waistband.
Enjoy Medical Benefits
However, the benefits of a tummy tuck are not only better aesthetics and improved body confidence for you. Surgeons have actually seen a reduction in certain other medical problems following a tummy tuck. First, you may find that your stress urinary incontinence decreases or goes away altogether. This type of incontinence often occurs after you have had one or more vaginal deliveries. The area loses its tone, and you may leak some urine when you laugh, cough or sneeze. Second, the tummy tuck can be used to correct ventral hernias. This is done when the abdominals are joined back together and the intestines no longer protrude through them. Finally, when you have better abdominal tone, you will find that you have better posture altogether. This can lead to less back and neck pain and improved spinal flexibility as you age.
Because a tummy tuck is a surgery that requires anesthesia and a recovery time, you should first thoughtfully consider whether this is the right choice for you with the help of our surgeon at the office of Sharon Giese, MD in New York. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started down the road to a tight and toned body.