Could a Tummy Tuck Help Relieve Your Back Pain?

woman with crossed arms smilingThe cosmetic benefits of a tummy tuck are pretty well known, but did you know that your tummy tuck might be able to help with a few medical-related issues as well?

Most notably, your tummy tightening could help you to finally find relief from back pain.*

How a Tummy Tuck Puts Your Muscles Back Together Again

A condition called diastasis recti happens when the two sides of your abdominal muscles separate, leaving a considerable gap in between. Diastasis recti most commonly occurs after pregnancy and childbirth, but can also happen due to obesity.

During abdominoplasty, your plastic surgeon can repair this separated muscle tissue while simultaneously removing excess skin. A tummy tuck resultsin tighter, more supportive abdominal muscles that are better able to support your spine… not to mention the cosmetic benefits like a slimmer, beach-ready tummy.*

Weak or separated core muscles can cause both upper and lower back pain.

Abdominoplasty Could Help You Straighten up, Too

As an added benefit of abdominal muscle repair, your tummy tuck could help you to straighten up – literally. With tighter ab muscles, many people notice that their posture greatly improvesas well, which, in turn, can also help to fix back pain.*

No matter your cosmetic or medical goals, make sure you put them all on the table during your consultation so your plastic surgeon knows exactly what you’re hoping to get out of your tummy tuck.


*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.


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