Did You Know A Tummy Tuck Could be Good For Your Health?
With beach season upon us, you may be considering a tummy tuck. But did you know that there are other reasons beyond cosmetic concerns for having the procedure?
In fact, there are a host of medical benefits associated with tummy tucks. In this issue, we’ll talk about them.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
Before we go further, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page as to what exactly a tummy tuck is.
Known in medical circles as an “abdominoplasty,” a tummy tuck is a procedure that removes sagging or extra fat and skin around your abdomen while tightening abdominal muscles. In no way should it be looked upon as a substitute for dieting or exercise.
Health Benefits of Tummy Tucks
While many tummy tucks are selected and carried out for cosmetic reasons, there are a number of health benefits that can be gained from having the procedure.
- Reduction of Stress Urinary Incontinence
The lessening of the incontinence is made possible by a slight bladder obstruction close to the pelvic area.
- Relief of Back Pain and Improved Posture
Because the tightened abdominal muscles will do a much better job of supporting your spine, your improved posture could lead to the easing of certain types of back pain.
- Correction of Ventral Hernia
Weak abdominal walls can lead to a ventral hernia, which is characterized by the intestine breaking through and forming a pocket. In many cases, surgeons will combine a tummy tuck with a procedure to repair the hernia.
What’s The Typical Tummy Tuck Experience?
First off, there’s no such thing as a “typical experience.” Our bodies are different, and each procedure we perform is designed and carried out for the best possible experience for each individual.
On average, however, tummy tucks take between 3-4 hours to complete. An incision is made along the pubic hairline that will help in concealing any scarring. The abdominal muscles are tightened after the fat and skin are separated.
Most tummy tuck patients are able to return to work in about 2 weeks after the procedure. Exercise, however, may have to be put off for 6 weeks.
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To find out more about tummy tucks, get in touch with the professionals here at Sadrian.
Our number is 858-457-1111 or you can reach us online.