The tummy tuck, medically known as “abdominoplasty,” is a cosmetic plastic surgery that is utilized by patients to remove both excess fat cells and sagging skin from the abdominal area. With the tummy tuck procedure, patients can achieve a tighter, flatter tummy, which contours the body and can make it easier for patients to find clothing that fits them properly. While the tummy tuck procedure is performed as an elective, or “aesthetic,” procedure, clinical studies continue to show that there are other medical benefits to having the tummy tuck procedure completed. The providers at Olack Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can walk patients through the various ways in which the abdominoplasty procedure is beneficial to them.
- Reduction of back pain. The tummy tuck procedure is often performed and result in patients feeling less lower back pain than before. In a study of abdominoplasty patients, it was found that those with chronic back pain enjoyed significant improvements. This may be due to the excess weight of fat and skin in the abdominal area.
- Repairing of abdominal wall hernias. Patients who have abdominal wall hernias, or weakness of the muscles in the abdominal wall, often found improvement. It is shown to be an effective way of treating umbilical hernias as well. Less complications and reduce recurrence of hernias was also found with abdominoplasty procedures.
- Improvement of body posture. The removal of excess skin and fat has also been linked to the improvement of a patient’s body posture. It is unknown if there is a medical cause for this, but studies do show that this may also be due to improved self-confidence in the patient following the body contouring procedure.
Discover how a tummy tuck can help you regain confidence and self-esteem
If you have been unhappy with the appearance of your midsection and are ready to take charge with plastic surgery, now is a great time to connect with the team at Olack Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Show Low, AZ. The office is located at 2450 East Show Low Lake Road, Suite #2A and can be reached to request a visit by calling (928) 537-6767.