Importance of abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that is done to reduce excess fat and skin in the abdomen. It permanently removes fat cells that lie just below the skin. During an abdominoplasty, the abdominal muscles are also strengthened and tightened to prevent sagging. Abdominoplasty is not an alternative to weight loss. It cannot help reduce overall weight. It can only treat specific areas of the abdomen with excess fat that does not respond to other weight loss measures such as diet and exercise.
Benefits of abdominoplasty
An abdominoplasty is done primarily to improve appearance. Loosing excess weight and removing excess skin will give your body a better shape. This will boost your confidence immensely and help you perform better in life. You will be a better adjusted person and this will help you face challenges with confidence.
Liposuction just removes the fat cells and leaves the skin as it is. A sudden loss of fat can lead to loose and sagging skin, especially if a large volume of fat has been removed or if your skin does not have good elasticity. During an abdominoplasty the excess skin is removed to give you a firm abdomen.
Additional benefits of abdominoplasty include:
Reduce back pain
Pregnancy and weight loss can weaken the abdominal muscles, which may be pulled apart. This can strain the back as the core muscles are weak. A tummy tuck tightens and strengthens the abdominal muscles. With better back support, you will find relief from back pain.
As a tummy tuck tightens and strengthens the core muscles, they will provide better stability for the spine, which in turn will help reposition the pelvis for a straighter back. May also correct ventral hernia A ventral hernia occurs when intestine or abdominal tissue protrudes through the abdominal muscles. It usually happens when the abdominal muscles become weak. A tummy tuck can tighten the weakened muscles and correct a ventral hernia. May help reduce urinary incontinence caused by stress Stress urinary incontinence usually results when there is excess pressure or stress exerted on the bladder or urethra. This may lead to leakage of urine when you sneeze, cough, laugh or do any strenuous activity. Generally, surgery may not be necessary to treat stress urinary incontinence, but a tummy tuck procedure may help relieve the condition. For best results, consult our experienced cosmetic surgeon. We will evaluate your condition and suggest the best course of action.