When our bodies age, finding the right fix can be tough. After all, there are a number of different reasons as to why our bodies change in ways we never would have expected: significant weight loss or gain, a difficult pregnancy, unfortunate trauma, day-to-day stress, or just the basic process of aging. For both men and women working to stay at their physical best, a tummy tuck may be a great option to stay fit to enjoy traveling adventures or just to feel more confident.
Before talking about some health benefits, it’s worth noting here, the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction. Liposuction focuses on removing specific pockets of fat without necessarily improving the skin laxity. It is a less invasive procedure, can be used in areas other than the abdomen, and is generally good for people who already have good skin quality or skin laxity that needs little improvement.
Conversely, tummy tuck surgery is focused on the abdomen and removes excess skin and fat along with tightening the abdominal muscles and if often combined with liposuction. Dr. Rednam prides herself on being an expert in body contouring, specifically tummy tucks. If your issue is loose skin, excess fat and lax muscles — then a tummy tuck may be right for you. Besides the obvious aesthetic benefits of a tummy tuck there may also be some, additional functional benefits.
Reduce Back Pain
Pregnancy has lasting effects, and one of those is the onset of back pain, which can reveal itself during pregnancy due to weight increases and stretching of the abdominal muscles. By bringing the muscles back into proper alignment and reducing the weight of the abdominal tissue, Dr. Rednam can help restore your core so you can maximize your abdominal support and relieve the strain on your back.
A secondary effect of realigning your abdominal muscles and re-centering your core is an improvement in the way you walk and sit. Many women and men that Dr. Rednam treats often report improved posture after their tummy tuck procedure.
Help Urinary Incontinence
For women that experience a difficult pregnancy, the end result can be Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). One reason this develops is due to loss of proper bladder support leading the leakage of urine that can be brought on by something as simple as a cough, sneeze, or laughing at a funny joke. While a tummy tuck alone will rarely treat SUI on its own it can be a component to helping relieve or lessen this issue.
Hernia Correction Support
Whether due to weight issues, post surgical or genetic predisposition a hernia can form in your abdominal wall. A hernia is a weakness in your internal abdominal wall which causes an out pouching of fat or organs that normally would be contained deep within and reveals itself with a bulge +/- pain. During a tummy tuck, whether planned ahead of time or discovered at the time of surgery, a hernia can also be repaired in combination with your tummy tuck treating more than one issue at the same time!
Reveal Abdominal Tone
This last is anything but least. Having a tummy tuck is also about being able to go outside and feel confident with the way you look for some ladies and gentleman. With significant skin and fat excess, hard work in the gym is difficult to see but with this type of body contouring that hard work can be seen and shared!
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Rednam offer procedures tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require a full tummy tuck or a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Rednam offers the finest work in body contouring. To find out more about your options, contact Dr. Rednam’s office today and schedule a one on one consultation.