Even if you work out constantly and are always mindful of your diet, getting perfectly chiselled abs and a defined waistline can seem difficult, if not impossible. If you have a body type that makes you more prone to storing fat in the midsection because of genetics or hormonal factors, it can make it even more difficult to get the definition you desire. For these reasons, many patients decide to have cosmetic surgery as a way of removing or tightening sagging skin, repairing weakened sit-up muscles, and reducing stubborn fat. As you may already know, tummy tuck surgery (also known as abdominoplasty) is an ideal strategy for sculpting a flatter and tighter midsection. Most of the time when we think of cosmetic procedures, we think about appearance, but not health. However, plenty of plastic surgery procedures—including tummy tucks at our Philadelphia-area practice—have both medical and aesthetic benefits.
Industry leaders now know that a tummy tuck will do more than just maximize your fat loss results in midsection; there are several medical benefits associated with the procedure, including:
Relief for Back Pain
New moms have to adjust to some major physical changes to their bodies, which often involve more than just their appearance. For many, this means living with chronic lower back pain from the abdominal wall stretching out during pregnancy, resulting in diastasis recti, which is separation of the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck restores the abdomen to the state it was in prior to pregnancy by removing excess fat, re-connecting and strengthening the abdominal muscles.
Improve a Ventral Hernia
A hernia occurs when tissue protrudes through a gap in the abdominal wall—and it’s a common occurrence following childbirth. Hernias are often caused by major weight loss, pregnancy, or other types of surgeries. A tummy tuck can help by reducing the amount of pressure on your skin.
Weakened core muscles and back pain can negatively impact your posture. By strengthening the abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck can help you provide better support for your spine and joints.
Need more advice about tummy tucks? Our team at Chapin Aesthetics is available to answer any questions you have about this or other surgical procedures. Call (267) 880-0810 or fill out a contact form to request an appointment.