Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck is generally considered a strictly cosmetic procedure, however, recent evidence from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests that tummy tuck have medical benefits to patients as well.
Urinary Stress Incontinence
Stress incontinence refers to a bladder control problem where urine can be released involuntarily, especially if the patient laughs, sneezes, coughs or lifts something heavy. Urinary stress incontinence is most common in women, but can occur in men as well.
Tummy tuck have medical benefits to patients with urinary stress incontinence. It have been found to experience reduced symptoms of incontinence following their procedure. This may be due to the surgeon’s ability to position soft tissue near the bladder to act as a bladder obstruction.
A ventral hernia describes soft tissue or intestine that protrudes through the abdominal wall due to abdominal separation. Most commonly, tummy tuck have medical benefits to women who have been pregnant can develop ventral hernias. Ventral hernia correction can be easily combined with abdominoplasty, and many tummy tuck surgeons offer the option for patients with a ventral hernia. Additionally, tummy tuck have medical benefits to women by strengthening the abdominal wall and a tummy tuck can minimize the chance of developing another ventral hernia in the future.
Poor Posture and Back Aches
One of the primary causes on chronic back pains is poor posture. However, what many men and women may not realize is that the quality of their posture is often directly linked to their abdominals. The abdominals provide support to the spinal column and when they are separated as in instances of diastasis recti, individuals can be prone to developing sway back. By tightening the abdominal muscles with a tummy tuck, followed by regular post-tummy tuck exercises, you can improve your posture and resolve ongoing back pains.
“I recently underwent a tummy tuck procedure combined with liposuction and fat transfer to my hips and I can’t express how thrilled I am with the results! Dr. Truong and his team exhibited the highest level of professionalism and expertise. They took the time to thoroughly explain the entire process, addressing all my questions and concerns.
Not only did the surgery target excess fat and skin, but the added fat transfer enhanced other areas of my body, achieving a look that I love. The recovery process was smoother than I expected. The discomfort was minimal, however, everyone manages pain differently. What truly sets this experience apart is the artistry that Dr. Truong’s brings to his work. The sculpting of my body reflects a true understanding of aesthetics, and I couldn’t be happier with the natural yet transformative outcome. If you’re considering a tummy tuck, liposuction, or fat transfer, I would definitely recommend Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong and his team. Their skill, compassion, and dedication to delivering exceptional results make them a great choice. I am beyond grateful!”
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Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong
Dr. Truong is a highly respected triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon based in Chicago, Illinois. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Truong is affectionately known as “Dr. Breast & Body” due to his exceptional results in Skinny BBL and body contouring procedures. His skill and expertise have earned him recognition as one of America’s Top Cosmetic Surgeons. Learn more.
Dr. Vagotis is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing facial surgery. She has certifications from American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She’s one of the few surgical professionals to have had the opportunity to learn under famous facelift practitioner, Dr. Bruce Connell, known as “the father of the modern facelift”. Learn more.