Healthy eating and gym visits may not always leave you with the body you want. Sometimes, you can’t get that belly bulge to disappear, no matter how much effort you put in.
In fact, losing weight elsewhere on your body may leave your tummy more pronounced, leaving people disheartened about the way they look. There is, however, a solution.
Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, were once considered the procedure of the rich and famous, but are becoming increasingly common amongst the general population due to their affordability and amazing results. They also have some less well known medical benefits too, making a tummy tuck a great option for everyone.
Improved Abdominal Tone and Posture
After pregnancy, or weight loss, the stomach muscles can become distended, which cannot be rectified by exercise and diet alone. In this situation, a tummy tuck will significantly tighten these weak muscles, as well as removing unwanted fat and excess skin, and flattening the abdomen. This has many medial benefits, as weak abdominal muscles are often linked with back pain and irregular positioning of the spine. Tummy tucks will result in better posture and improved back support, helping to prevent against all types of back pain.
Reduces the Risk of Ventral Hernias
Ventral hernias occur when an organ, often a part of the intestines, breaks through the abdominal muscle wall, forming an obvious and usually painful bulge below the skin. These types of hernias have many potential causes, including caesarean sections, having your appendix removed or significant weight loss. As tummy tucks serve to increase the strength of the abdominal muscles, this reduces the risk of hernias being formed, saving you large amounts of pain and potential future surgery.
Reduction of Stress Urinary Continence
For anyone who has given birth naturally, there is a chance of developing stress urinary incontinence. This is a bladder control problem caused by the displacement of the bladder, urinary tract and weakening of the associated muscles due to vaginal births, and will manifest itself through accidental and uncontrollable leakage from coughing, sneezing and laughing. A tummy tuck can help to restore the natural positions of these organs and muscles, reducing the risk of incontinence.