A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a common procedure used for tightening the abdominal muscles and removing loose skin and fat found at the abdomen. This helps the stomach to look toned and flat.
Many women undergo a tummy tuck procedure during a mommy makeover. The mommy makeover procedure allows women to restore their figures after pregnancy. Abdominoplasty can also help patients who have undergone a dramatic weight loss in a short period of time. While many people undergo a tummy tuck mainly for cosmetic reasons, this procedure also boasts other benefits, including:
Easier to Maintain Weight Loss
With the removal of excess skin and tissue, many patients find physical activity to be more comfortable. Many patients also report feeling more encouraged and motivated when it comes to their exercise routine now that the tummy tuck has removed excess skin that was hiding their results.
Better Posture and Abdominal Tone
After losing a significant amount of weight or after many pregnancies, the stomach muscles may weaken, resulting in sagging that cannot be fixed with diet and exercise alone. The tummy tuck will tighten the weak muscles as well as remove the extra fat and skin in order to flatten the abdomen.
Weak abdominal muscles are mostly associated with a sway back and lordosis. After getting the procedure done, many people will enjoy an improved posture. This is because the muscles will be tightened, and they will support the spine better. Improved support with better posture will be an added benefit in order to relieve back pain.
Ventral Hernia Correction
A ventral hernia can occur if the abdominal and intestine tissue has come out of the abdominal wall and forms a sack pocket. There are many reasons why people may suffer from this problem, and one of them is weakened abdominal muscles. During the hernia repair, the doctor may consider performing an abdominoplasty at once to tighten the muscles.
To learn more about the tummy tuck procedure and how you can benefit, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Salzman.