How Does a Tummy Tuck Work?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to repair separated abdominal muscles and remove fat and excess skin. First, your LPS surgeon begins by making an incision just above the pubic line to access the muscles and tissues of your abdomen. Abdominal muscles that have separated from the abdominal wall contribute to a protruding belly, but they can be anchored in place and repaired. Next, fat is removed to thin the cushion of tissue above your abdominal muscles, and finally, skin is tightened by removing excess that may have sagged or drooped. Your core is tighter, flatter, and overall, more sculpted.
Benefits of a Tummy Tuck:
Improved Muscle Tone and Posture
Pregnancy and significant weight can distend the muscles of the abdomen, which can weaken them. Low core strength contributes to poor posture. Abdominoplasty tightens muscles, which in turn provide more support for your spine. This can even relieve certain kinds of back pain.
Improved Overall Health
Reducing fat and excess skin in your core can also help prevent the development of other, more serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea. Avoiding these is far easier than trying to reverse them once they begin.
Shoring up your abdominal muscles gives them strength to prevent an umbilical or ventral hernia, which occurs when part of the intestine or abdominal tissues break through the abdominal wall. The correction for such a hernia is similar to the techniques used during abdominoplasty and in some cases if you already have a hernia, it may be repaired at the same time as the abdominoplasty.
Aside from these very measurable benefits, a tummy tuck can improve your self-confidence and well-being and bring you great satisfaction with your physique. Your clothes will fit better, and the results can go a long way toward improving your overall positivity and mood, giving your overall quality of life a boost.