Everyone deserves to have a positive image of their body. You may have a weak and sagging stomach due to age, extreme weight loss or pregnancy. Abdominoplasties, or tummy tucks, help patients get a firmer stomach, tighter abdominal muscles and a restored belly contour. They have become more common because of their benefits.

Improved Posture

Lordosis, or sway back, happens when there is excess skin along with weakened abdominal muscles, along with back pain. A tummy tuck tightens and strengthens the abdominal muscles, which supports the spine to help the patient stand up straighter and reduce back pain.

Weight Loss Maintenance

People who undergo bariatric procedures to reduce the size of their stomachs to lose weight may also have tummy tucks to increase the chances of keeping weight off.

Ending Stress Urinary Incontinence

Women who delivered their babies vaginally sometimes have stress urinary incontinence (SUI), which causes the bladder to empty itself unexpectedly while the woman is exercising, laughing, coughing or sneezing. The tummy tuck helps obstruct the bladder with soft tissue so that women no longer experience SUI.

Hernia Relief

If abdominal muscles weaken, ventral hernias may develop, particularly after an appendectomy or a cesarean section. The hernia is caused when the intestine or abdominal tissue pushes through the abdominal wall and can be corrected during a tummy tuck.

Improved Exercise Tolerance

When excess skin is removed and the abdominals are strengthened, exercise becomes easier. Increased exercise improves health and promotes weight loss.

Improve your confidence with a healthy and beautiful body you can be proud to show off. These benefits make the tummy tuck an appealing and healthy choice. To learn more about the five benefits of a tummy tuck, contact Greensboro Plastic Surgical Associates, P.A.