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5 Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck tightens up the abdominal core, removes loose skin, and sculpts excess fat. It offers a dramatic and long-lasting transformation for the entire belly area. In addition to the aesthetic benefits of abdominoplasty, for some patients, it’s the medical reasons and benefits of this procedure that are truly life-changing. Tummy tucks require a highly individualized approach. When you visit with Dr. David Lo of Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, he will discuss your goals and create a personalized surgical plan to treat your concerns.


5 life-changing ways a tummy tuck can improve your health include:

1) Decreased back pain. Improved posture. 

Weakened abdominal muscles and the weight of extra tissue in the belly can result in back pain and unhealthy curvature of the spine. By strengthening and tightening abdominal muscles and removing excess belly fat and skin, a tummy tuck can significantly reduce your back pain and bring your torso back into alignment improving your posture.


2) Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence

Some women develop stress urinary incontinence, a bladder control condition in which sudden pressure from coughing, sneezing, or laughter causes uncontrolled urine leakage. A tummy tuck can reduce this type of incontinence by enhancing control of the abdomen.


3) Hernia repair

A ventral hernia occurs when the intestine or tissue pushes through the abdominal wall. A tummy tuck addresses existing hernias and reduces the likelihood of recurrence by tightening and strengthening the abdominal wall.


4) Correct Diastasis Recti

Pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and other life events can cause the abdominal muscles to weaken and separate over time. The muscle separation causes a condition known as diastasis recti. Tummy tuck surgery is an effective way to restore the muscles to their original position and improve the appearance of an abdominal distention or pouch that is often present.


5) Increased exercise tolerance

A tight, flat tummy makes exercise easier. Patients are more likely to maintain their weight and remain active after tummy tuck surgery, benefiting their overall health. 

If you are interested to learn more so you can decide about tummy tuck, feel free to contact our office. Call Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery Office in Knoxville at (865) 306-5680 for personalized advice or to SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION with our tummy tuck specialist, Dr. David Lo.