The Unknown Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck benefits

It may come as no surprise that the majority of people who seek tummy tuck surgery do so in hopes of a flattened, toned abdomen. However, the benefits of this body contouring procedure don’t stop there. Read on to learn about more benefits of having tummy tuck surgery.

Improved Posture and Reduced Back Problems

Often, people with extra belly fat complain about back problems. This is because excess skin on the abdomen and weak stomach muscles put added strain on the back. Tummy tuck surgery removes the loose skin weighing the body down and, if necessary, tightens the abdominal muscles. This improves abdominal support and takes strain off the back muscles.

Correction and Prevention of Ventral Hernia

A ventral hernia occurs when the intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall. The condition is often painful and can occur in people who have lost a massive amount of weight or who have undergone surgeries such as C-sections. To correct this condition, many people choose to have ventral hernia surgery at the same time as tummy tuck surgery. By doing so, weakened abdominal muscles are repaired and the abdominal wall is strengthened. This helps prevent future ventral hernias from forming.

Motivation to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Tummy tuck patients love their flatter, toned abdomen so much that it’s only natural for them to want to do as much as possible to maintain their slimmer physique. Following the procedure, many patients are motivated to exercise more regularly and eat healthier. Additionally, the procedure also causes most people to eat less and feel full quicker because it removes fat cells and tightens stomach muscles.

Contact Dr. Barach

Whether for cosmetic or medical reasons, tummy tuck surgery has the potential to produce life-changing results. Dr. Bruce K. Barach is a board certified plastic surgeon who has performed the procedure on countless patients to help them achieve their goals. He offers two types of tummy tuck surgeries that are customized to meet each patient’s needs. A mini tummy tuck eliminates sagging tissue and skin from the belly button down to the waistline. Traditional tummy tuck involves removing excess skin from the chest down to the waistline. Learn more about your tummy tuck options from Dr. Barach. Schedule a personal consultation today by calling (518) 346-3125.