Medical Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Woman in swimsuit and sunglasses sunbathing near swimming pool with watermelon float. Tummy tuck surgery, medically dubbed abdominoplasty, is a common type of body contouring cosmetic surgery. The procedure removes excess skin or fat from the belly area to achieve a toned abdomen.

Oftentimes, patients think of going for tummy tuck surgery after giving birth, experiencing rapid weight loss, having scars from previous surgery, or being unhappy with their stomach appearance. Whatever reasons you might have to consider an abdominoplasty, there are several perks you gain.

Enhanced Posture

Most women undergo tummy tuck surgery to improve their appearance. Sure, this is a valid reason to invest in your overall physical appearance. However, the surgery helps to improve your posture. Our sedentary lifestyles coupled with the desk-focused activities we often handle can lead to posture-related medical issues. The procedure tightens your core abdominal muscles, giving your spine and back optimal support. This reduces the strain on your body.

Hernia Relief

Tummy tuck surgery can also help to gain relief from hernia pains. Again, this is influenced by the fact that your abdominal muscles are tightened when undergoing abdominoplasty. Over time, this helps in preventing hernia from redeveloping.

Back Pain

You may also have guessed that tummy tuck surgery will help alleviate back pain. This is a result of the good posture gained after the procedure. Generally, posture-related medical issues are more likely to be solved with abdominoplasty, like protruding or herniated discs.

Lower Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a bladder condition that occurs when there is too much strain on your urethra and bladder. You might experience uncontrollable leakage triggered by forceful or sudden actions like coughing, sneezing, exercising, or laughing. While you can alleviate SUI without surgery, studies show that abdominoplasty can be of great help, especially in women after normal delivery.

Dr. Austin and his team of experienced staff can help you benefit from tummy tuck surgery. If you want to get started with the procedure or book an appointment, contact Dr. Austin at 503-561-7000 or visit for more info on other types of plastic surgery services., located in Salem, Oregon.

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