5 Surprising Side Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

When you think of the benefits of a tummy tuck, the most obvious one is the removal of excess skin from the abdomen following pregnancy or significant weight loss, as well as tightening loose, weakened abdominal muscles. Granted, these are the most common reasons for approaching a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss a tummy tuck, but there are some more surprising benefits to a tummy tuck you may not have been aware of.

1. Improved Urinary Stress Incontinence

Urinary stress incontinence is a common, yet very unwelcome, side effect of pregnancy, childbirth and aging for many women. On a more positive note, correcting urinary stress incontinence is also one of the surprising side benefits of having a tummy tuck.  

If you’re plagued by urinary stress incontinence, a tummy tuck could help put an end to the problem.

2. Easier Exercising

After your tummy tuck, you’ll need to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine in order to maintain your new physique. The good news is that another tummy tuck benefit tends to be an increased tolerance for exercise, due to your newly repaired abs.

3. Corrected Ventral Hernia

As a tummy tuck involves tightening and strengthening the abdominal muscles, one of the additional benefits of tummy tucks is that they can correct ventral hernias.  This will be welcome news indeed if you’re affect by this painful condition.

4. Better Posture

Aside from the aesthetic benefits of tightened, toned abdominal muscles, there’s also the bonus that these stronger muscles after a tummy tuck can do more to support your spine and improve your posture.

5. Long-Term Weight Loss

For post-weight loss patients, a tummy tuck can actually help you to maintain your weight loss in the long-term, which we all know can be a very difficult task. This is particularly evident when a tummy tuck follows bariatric surgery.

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