A tummy tuck, officially called abdominoplasty, tightens the muscles and trims stretched or loose skin and excess fat from the abdomen giving the midsection of the body a flatter and more toned appearance. This procedure is occasionally paired with liposuction of the abdomen or other areas and is often associated with a “mommy makeover” to restore a pre-pregnancy body shape. Beyond pregnancy situations, many patients requesting tummy tucks or liposuction are correcting and trimming loose skin after experiencing extreme weight loss in a short period of time.
Although the primary reason people undergo a tummy tuck in Lubbock is to improve appearance, there are several additional benefits to the procedure.
Reduction of Stress Urinary Incontinence
For those getting a post-pregnancy “mommy makeover,” a tummy tuck can correct more than the stretched skin left after delivering a baby. After a vaginal delivery women can develop a bladder control issue known as Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) where they experience uncontrollable urinary leakage when coughing, sneezing, exercising, or simply laughing, and a tummy tuck can aid in the recovery of SUI by creating a slight soft tissue bladder obstruction near the pelvic area.
Procedures like liposuction will help with fat reduction, but a tummy tuck can help correct weakened abdominal muscles and pressure on the skin caused by a hernia. A doctor may choose to combine the tummy tuck procedure with that of the hernia correction which is not only a safe approach; it can save time and money in surgeries and recoveries.
By tightening the weak abdominal muscles that are associated with lordosis, or swayback, the muscles will be better able to support the spine. This will improve posture and can relieve certain types of back pain.
Overall, getting a tummy tuck from Dr. Rowley here in Lubbock will not only help you look great, but it will help you feel great from all of the added benefits of the surgery. Call today for a no-obligation consultation. Find more information at rowleyplasticsurgery.com