Tummy Tuck

Did You Know a Tummy Tuck Could Also Help Improve Your Health?

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Each year, hundreds of thousands of men and women across the country elect to have a tummy tuck. The body contouring procedure is renowned for its ability to transform the stomach from flab to fab. By eliminating excess skin and pockets of fat, a tummy tuck can restore the abdomen to its former glory, replacing loose, stretched out skin with taut, toned contours. And as if that wasn’t enough, a tummy tuck offers possible health benefits, too!

 A Tummy Tuck Inspires Healthy Living

Pre-tummy tuck, many people are saddled with excess abdominal fat and sagging skin that interferes with a regular fitness routine or makes exercise uncomfortable. Post-tummy tuck, many folks are motivated by the desire to maintain their results. They adopt healthy lifestyles that include sensible, nutritious diets and regular exercise. In addition to preserving their lean abdomen, eating well and working out benefits their overall wellbeing.

Once relieved of the excess skin and weak abs thanks to a tummy tuck, many men and women discover a newfound love for all types of exercise. Whether it’s walking, running, hiking or some other aerobic activity, the uptick in exercise is boon to both body and soul.

Say Goodbye to Back Pain

People who’ve lost an extreme amount of weight or women who’ve had multiple pregnancies often suffer from weakened abdominal muscles or poor posture, both of which can result in low back pain. After a tummy tuck, many people are pleased to discover their posture has improved and their back pain has diminished.

What’s more,a tummy tuck liberates the abdomen from all that loose skin, which makes doing targeted core strength exercises that much easier. And a strong core can also help to minimize back pain.

Think of a tummy tuck as the gift that keeps giving. In addition to offering aesthetic improvements to your abdomen, the additional health benefits are real bonuses.

Urinary Incontinence Is a Thing of the Past

After vaginal childbirth, some women experience incontinence, which can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and embarrassing. During a tummy tuck, a board-certified plastic surgeon can create a slight obstruction of the bladder to remedy the incontinence, bringing well-deserved relief to women who no longer have to worry about leakage.

A Tummy Tuck Can Offer Hernia Relief

A ventral hernia describes when a portion of the intestine or abdominal tissue pushes through the abdominal wall. People with ventral hernias may experience pain, nausea, vomiting and constipation. Needless to say, it is an exceedingly unpleasant medical condition.

Ventral hernias can be congenital in nature, though they can also occur as a result of previous abdominal surgeries, pregnancy, obesity or other causes. The good news is that during a tummy tuck, your board-certified plastic surgeon can correct your hernia, making your surgery a two-for-one.

A Vote of Confidence

It’s common to feel self-conscious about the aspects of our bodies that we feel don’t measure up to the ideal. As with other cosmetic procedures, a tummy tuck can inspire you to feel more confident in your own skin. And having confidence becomes a bit of a positive feedback loop: the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to engage in health-promoting behaviors, which begets more good feelings. To start your tummy tuck journey, schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.


Did You Know a Tummy Tuck Could Also Help Improve Your Health?
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Did You Know a Tummy Tuck Could Also Help Improve Your Health?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Kolder of Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery in Camarillo explains the health benefits a tummy tuck can offer.
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