How Does A Tummy Tuck Improve Your Overall Health?
Many mothers visit board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery when they’re interested in a tummy tuck in Atlanta, GA. These women are looking to reclaim their bodies after completing their family and maybe even improve their health. A tummy tuck surgery allows mothers to reclaim their pre-pregnancy body. It removes fat, sculpts problem areas, and tightens the skin. While it can be used solely for cosmetic reasons, tummy tuck surgeries can also have many benefits for patients with various medical conditions.
What happens during a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck surgery is performed by Dr. Mang while the patient is under general anesthesia. He will choose the proper incision type based on how much excess skin you have. For extended tummy tucks, your incision will be hip to hip, slightly above your pubic bone. For more minimal skin removal, a less invasive technique is used, resulting in a smaller scar. Regardless of your incision type, your tummy tuck at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery will remove excess fat and skin and incorporate liposuction.
Medical reasons for a tummy tuck
A tummy tuck can offer many different rewards to patients with different health issues. Ultimately, it can deliver medical benefits, especially when it becomes the required corrective surgical procedure for patients. A tummy can be used to:
Correct a ventral hernia: A ventral hernia forms when your intestine or abdominal tissue breaks through the abdominal wall to create a pouch or sack. This hernia develops for many reasons, such as abdominal weakness, resulting from extreme weight loss, an appendectomy, or a C-section. Much like flattening your stomach, a tummy tuck can correct a ventral hernia by addressing weakened abdominal muscles, which reduces pressure on your skin.
Reduce stress urinary incontinence symptoms: Stress urinary incontinence is a bladder control condition that occurs when there is too much pressure on the bladder and/or urethra. It is described as uncontrollable leakage from sudden and forceful actions, such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or even exercising. This condition can sometimes be treated without surgery, but Dr. Mang has found much success using tummy tuck surgery to help patients with these symptoms.
Decrease back pain: Back pain is another problem that can be treated with a tummy tuck in Atlanta, GA. After giving birth, women oftentimes complain of back pain because of weakened stomach muscles. During a tummy tuck, we surgically tighten the weakened muscles, which gives you much-needed abdominal support and improves posture, which can alleviate your back pain.
Fix diastasis recti: Some mothers experience a lower abdomen bulge due to a split abdomen, known as diastasis recti. A tummy tuck repair surgery at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery stitches up these separated abdominal muscles to remove this bulge. While there are some exercises that can help mild diastasis improve, it won’t completely repair this total separation. Ultimately, a tummy tuck is the most effective way to treat diastasis recti.
Why is fixing diastasis recti with a tummy tuck important?
For patients with a pooch or abdominal bulge because of diastasis recti, it becomes even harder to love their bodies after pregnancy. Not only are there aesthetic reasons for correcting diastasis recti, but also medical ones. Dr. Mang evaluates each patient at his Atlanta, GA office to determine whether their condition warrants a tummy tuck repair surgery.
Learn the medical benefits of a tummy tuck
If you’re a mother in Atlanta who is suffering from a medical condition that warrants a tummy tuck, schedule a consultation at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery to learn about tummy tuck repair surgery. Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang has helped countless patients repair their bodies and improve their health with tummy tuck surgery. To schedule a consultation to learn more about a tummy tuck for back pain or other medical conditions, call our office today for your appointment.