Patients may experience excess fat and tissue on their lower abdomen due to aging or fluctuations in weight. Many also often find that sagging abdominal skin is part of the aftermath of pregnancy. These patients often turn to a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to flatten and reshape the abdominal region. However, this procedure also offers many other medical benefits.
Can Help Reduce SUI
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) can develop in women who undergo a vaginal birth. SUI is a bladder control issue associated with leaking by coughing, sneezing, laughing, and exercising. This condition can often be treated without surgery, however, those with more severe cases can benefit from a tummy tuck. During the tummy tuck procedure, a slight bladder obstruction is created near the pelvic region, reducing incontinence.
Pregnancy or weight loss can lead to distended and weak stomach muscles. A tummy tuck can tighten these muscles, which not only leave you with a flatter abdomen but better posture as well. These tightened muscles can help to push the spine upright, which can also help to relieve certain types of back pain.
Can Correct Ventral Hernias
A ventral hernia is a pocket that forms when the intestine or abdominal tissues breaks through the abdominal wall. These hernias can occur due to weakened abdominal muscles. Because a tummy tuck corrects these weakened muscles, many people choose to undergo a tummy tuck along with their hernia repair procedure. This combined procedure can also help to prevent future hernias.
If you are located in the Seattle, WA area and are interested in a tummy tuck, contact us today to schedule your consultation.