Aside from the great results of a tummy tuck that can improve the body’s contour and profile, there are some newly-researched medical benefits that have been shown to come along with a tummy tuck procedure. This is because the procedure includes tightening the muscles of the abdomen that can become stretched and ineffective over time or due to pregnancy and childbirth, and this can have medical benefits for some conditions, as well as cosmetic ones. Here are some of the benefits that come with a tummy tuck.
Many women suffer from back pain during and after pregnancy, but for different reasons. During pregnancy, it can be caused by the extra weight carried around the abdomen. After childbirth, it can be caused by a lack of support in the abdominal area where the muscles have become stretched and separated. This can make it difficult for the abdomen to support the upper body, and the majority of the weight bears down on the spine and back. The core abdominal muscles are also highly important to proper posture, the opposite of which can aggravate the condition.
Another very common problem that women suffer with post-childbirth is urinary incontinence, which is a decreased ability to control the bladder and its functions. It can include leakage when moving suddenly or sneezing, as well as being unable to hold urine after the urge to go to the bathroom. This can be caused by the same weakened abdominal area that can cause back pain. By restoring the lower abdominal muscles, this can give greater control over the bladder and urinary system, preventing leakage and uncontrolled urges.
These benefits come from studies done on tummy tuck patients that had undergone pregnancy and childbirth, and these discoveries open up many new options for women suffering from these effects. If you’re interested in a tummy tuck with Dr. Vasquez, who brings many years of experience with the alternative No-Drain Tummy Tuck procedure, contact the Connecticut Plastic Surgery Group to learn more and schedule a consultation.