Tummy Tuck Before and After: The Medical Benefits

Are you considering a tummy tuck?

Tummy tucks are serious procedures you should undergo only after consultation with your doctor. The risks are real, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. But that doesn’t mean there’s no way to do it right.

The positive benefits are also very real, and they’re not just cosmetic. In fact, there are quite a few health benefits post operation. Here are several to keep in mind.

Strengthen Your Core

When you get a tummy tuck, part of the procedure affects your stomach muscles by tightening them. If you want a full explanation of the procedure, check out this article.

A strong core is essential to most physical activities you do in life. That applies to exercises like sit ups, swimming, jogging and weight lifting. Even walking around will feel better with a strong core.

So, it makes sense that an essential part of the tummy tuck before and after is the change in physical ability. In subtle ways, you’ll find yourself feeling more energized and in better shape.

Perhaps most importantly, a strong core will make you feel better when you’re sitting around, relaxing.

Shape It Up

Tummy tuck procedures have been shown to improve posture.

If you need a more exciting hook than that, you’re probably unaware of the importance of back posture. Like your core, your back posture affects every part of your body.

By improving your posture, the surgery will also indirectly help alleviate other medical concerns, from back pain to digestion to air circulation.

Still looking for more medical perks? Buckle up.

Drop the Hernia (Not the Weight)

You shouldn’t think of a tummy tuck as something that keeps off weight after the surgery. But it can keep off other issues.

If you know much about hernias, you’ll know that they occur right in the same region where a tummy tuck takes place. Consequentially, it’s possible that a tummy tuck–although not designed to treat hernias–can have a positive impact on hernias.

A hernia occurs when a pocket of fat forms in your stomach. You shouldn’t expect a tummy tuck to remove hernias, but the impact of a tummy tuck may prevent fat pockets from forming in your stomach.

It’s one added bonus of patients suffering through hernias who want to get a tummy tuck. Again, it’s not a procedure that specifically attacks hernias, but it can possibly help.

Tummy Tuck Before and After: A Great Transition?

A tummy tuck alone will not deliver you a healthier body. But, with your help, a tummy tuck can put you in position to be in a better state.

The importance of safety cannot be emphasized enough when discussing a tummy tuck. But, if you’re reading this, it’s likely that you care very much about your health.

If done properly (by you and your surgeon), a tummy tuck will leave you healthy and happier within weeks after surgery. Looking for more information about tummy tucks or any other surgery? Feel free to reach out to someone at our surgery center.

Stay safe, and good luck!