The Top 3 Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

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Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, works to tighten the muscles while removing fat and loose skin from the abdomen area, which results in a number of benefits, both medically and visually. Most popular with women who want to improve their figure or rectify back pain after pregnancy, the tummy tuck is also good for people who have recently undergone extreme weight loss. 

One of the most requested procedures performed by Dr. Yunaev at the Breast and Body Clinic, a tummy tuck surgery provides the following three medical benefits, on top of providing a more desirable body aesthetic. If you suffer from one of the following conditions, speak to our friendly team today to see if an abdominoplasty is able to offer you some relief. 

1. Improves Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a bladder control problem that is common in women who have given vaginal birth. The bladder experiences uncontrollable leakage from simple actions such as coughing, sneezing, and exercising, which can lead women to feel embarrassed and uncomfortable in public. 

Usually, SUI is treatable without surgery, however, in cases where it is required, it has been shown that a tummy tuck can be of benefit, especially in situations where there has been no caesarian section. The procedure can create a slight bladder obstruction using soft tissue, which is used to help to reduce the levels of incontinence. This simple obstruction, can help provide confidence again in women as they regain control over the bladder.

2. Improved Posture

Either as a result of pregnancy or extreme weight loss, stomach muscles can stretch often becoming unaffected by diet and exercise. A tummy tuck surgery can tighten these weak muscles, which when combined with the removal of excess skin and fat, also flattens the abdomen for a more shapely figure.

These tightened muscles can also better support the spine, which can dramatically improve a person’s posture, in some cases even relieving certain types of back pain.

More than just providing the stomach of your dreams, a tummy tuck surgery can also offer a range of medical benefits.

3. Ventral Hernia Correction

In some cases, the intestine or abdominal tissue can break through the abdominal wall, causing a ventral hernia, which looks like a small pocket or sack. This is often caused when massive weight loss, C-sections or appendectomies weaken the abdominal muscles allowing for this break to occur more easily.

The main issue with a ventral hernia is the susceptibility for it to recur after corrective surgery. The steps required to fix a ventral hernia are very similar to the standard process of an abdominoplasty, as the strengthening of the abdominal wall will help to prevent a hernia from forming again.

The addition of a tummy tuck procedure to the ventral hernia correction is safe and practical, bettering the patient’s chances of avoiding a hernia in the future.

Breast and Body Clinic Tummy Tuck Sydney

If one of the above issues is relevant to you, or even if you just want to improve the look of your stomach to boost your confidence and comfort levels, speak to the team at the Breast and Body Clinic today.

By booking a consultation with Dr. Yunaev, we can assess your situation and understand what issues you may be facing, body goals you wish to achieve, and to ensure that a tummy tuck surgery is right for you. This consultation is your best opportunity for getting all the information you need relevant to the decisions that you are making, and ensuring that you have the most up-to-date knowledge for making an informed choice.

Dr. Yunaev has performed the abdominoplasty procedure many times on a range of patients in varying situations, with different goals and desires.  He values the trust that people place in him, and provides the most thorough care possible to ensure you get the results that you desire. 

About The Author - Dr Michael Yunaev

Dr Michael is a Specialist OncoPlastic and Cosmetic Breast and General Surgeon and is the Principal Doctor at Breast & Body Clinic. Dr Yunaev is a highly trained Surgeon with extensive experience and passion for treatment of all aspects of Breast Cancer Surgery, Benign and Congenital Breast Disease and Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery, as well as General Surgery.

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