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Unexpected Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

11. Tummy Tuck Benefits

A tummy tuck procedure can help people achieve a flat and toned midsection, especially after childbirth. However, many people are surprised that a tummy tuck has many other benefits that are not always mentioned at first.

In addition to helping people contour their mid-section, here are some unexpected benefits of a tummy tuck procedure.

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Diastasis Recti 

Reducing Back Pain

Correcting Urinary Incontinence

Ventral Hernia

Increased Exercise Intolerance

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Diastasis Recti 

Diastasis Recti is a common ailment that affects women after they have given birth. The growing uterus stretches the abdominal muscles during pregnancy. This can result in an abnormal separation of the two large parallel bands of muscles that meet in the centre of the abdomen (rectus muscles).

Even with regular exercise, these muscles cannot return to their original position. Your surgeon can perform a tummy tuck procedure with rectus repair, which helps to tighten the abdominal muscles using sutures. 

Reducing Back Pain

Back pain is often a sign of aging, so many people ignore it and do not realize it is a sign of diastasis recti. There is a lack of support in the spine when the abdominal wall muscles are weak, and this causes the body to collapse and create a poor posture. This then causes strain on the spine, causing lower back pain. 

A tummy tuck can help tighten the abdominal wall. It also helps regain support to your spine, improve posture, and reduce back pain. 

Correcting Urinary Incontinence

A significant number of women suffer from urinary incontinence either due to childbirth or aging. During pregnancy, the muscles around the bladder stretch may cause urine to leak with simple everyday movements such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, running, or jumping.

A tummy tuck with a rectus repair involves tightening the muscles around the bladder and pelvic wall. The soft tissues that support the pelvis floor, bladder, and urethra can be used by your surgeon to create a slight obstruction. The tension and pressure created along the passage from the bladder to the urethra helps prevent leakage from occurring.

Ventral Hernia 

A ventral hernia is a hernia that develops anywhere along the abdominal wall’s midline. It is a bulge of tissues that protrudes through an opening in your abdominal wall. It can cause pain, redness, and complications with other organs such as the intestines. 

Women suffering from ventral hernia are often happy to learn that a hernia repair and a tummy tuck can be performed in one procedure. Not only does the hernia get repaired but tightening the abdominal muscles can help prevent future hernias. 

Increased Exercise Intolerance 

Removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles can make exercise easier. Not only will excess skin removal make physical activity less taxing, but it will also boost your confidence at the gym. Most people who undergo body contouring procedures are more motivated to stick to a regular gym routine as they want to keep the results for an extended period of time.

How Can Beautifi Help?

The Beautifi team is always here to help when choosing a surgeon or financially planning for a cosmetic procedure. Learn how our process works or fill out an application to start your procedure journey!