The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Dr. Sacha Obaid, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Nearby Fort Worth, Texas

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By Sacha Obaid

If you think a tummy tuck is only a cosmetic procedure, think again. There are many medical benefits to getting a tummy tuck, one of which includes the reduction of stress-related urinary incontinence. Some women can develop this issue after natural child birth. It has been proven by multiple studies that a tummy tuck can solve urinary incontinence in mothers. A tummy tuck can also improve your posture, which has many benefits later in life.

A tummy tuck is also capable of resolving a ventral hernia. A ventral hernia can occur if your intestine or abdominal tissue busts through your abdominal wall, forming a pocket. Massive weight loss or surgeries such as C-sections can cause this type of hernia. Even when a ventral hernia goes away, it can come back. Your doctor may recommend a tummy tuck after major weight loss, depending on the severity of your ventral hernia.

It is important to know that even though a tummy tuck may be a common procedure, it still comes with risks, as it is a major surgery to undergo. A tummy tuck can remove up to 10 pounds of stomach fat and extra skin. It may take a few weeks to over a month to recover. Learn more!

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