Sometimes aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuation leave people with excess fat and skin in the stomach. If you’re considering a tummy tuck for these reasons, then know that there are more benefits than just the cosmetic ones. Dr. J. Sweat can give you the best idea of what to expect, but here are a few things to know about tummy tucks and how they can help.
Why Choose A Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tucks are a common choice for new mothers who want to get back in shape. They can also remove excess skin, fat, and even stretch marks. Tummy tucks can boost motivation to lose more weight, improve self-confidence, and improve the appearance of the body.
Overall Health Benefits Of Tummy Tucks
Besides the confidence boost and aesthetic improvements, the tummy tuck has numerous health benefits, like:
1. Improving Core Strength
During a tummy tuck, your abdominal muscles will be repaired and strengthened. This can improve posture, improve flexibility, and reduce lower back pain. Core strength is integral to overall health and fitness.
2. Reducing the Risk Of Certain Conditions
When you are rid of excess skin and fat from around your abdomen, your health increases. You’re less likely to suffer from gallbladder disease, gallstones, diabetes, heart disease, or sleep apnea. Overall, you can live a healthy, more active life after a tummy tuck.
3. Preventing Hernias
Hernias are a dangerous and painful condition where organs push through the muscles holding them. Since tummy tucks can strengthen and repair the abdominal musculature, this is much less likely to happen.
4. Improving Urinary Control
When you carry a pregnancy, age, or lose a large amount of weight, it may cause incontinence that interferes with your daily life. Tummy tucks help to regain that control. Losing fat and excess skin as well as strengthening the core will help to restore proper function. This can boost independence and confidence as well as improve the quality of life for many patients.
5. Eliminating Or Reducing Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress Urinary Incontinence is a condition where you’re unable to control urinary leakage during physical activity, coughing, laughing, or bending over. A tummy tuck relieves pressure on the abdomen and strengthens the core muscles. This helps to manage or eliminate stress urinary incontinence.
If a tummy tuck is not right for you, one option is CoolSculpting to freeze and naturally remove fat. The handheld device kills fat cells, and the body eliminates them over time. Changing diet and exercise is a reliable way for patients to lose weight and improve their health. If there is excess skin and fat despite these changes, you may find a tummy tuck is the right choice.
Schedule An Appointment
The best way to learn more about the benefits of a tummy tuck is by meeting with our board certified plastic surgeon. To get started, contact our Sacramento office by calling or filling out our online form.