procedures are known the world over for giving patients smoother stomach contours and reduced fat deposits. Significant benefits for health may also be achieved through the repair and strengthening of the abdominal muscles. This supports the stomach and provides improved comfort and flexibility.
Widely performed in both men and women for its muscle repairing benefits, the tummy tuck procedure is especially helpful for women who are recovering from pregnancy. As noted
by several surgeons on the trusted plastic surgery website Realself.com,
the tummy tuck procedure may also improve core strength and posture.
Abdominoplasty Improves Stomach Strength, Posture and Appearance
The muscles of the stomach may separate for a number of reasons, including aging, birth, trauma or accidents. These accidents most frequently occur during rigorous activity, athletics or unusual strains on the body. In many cases, these damages cannot be naturally healed over time, and when left untreated may result in long-term loss of strength and flexibility.
The various abdominal muscles and the fascia (or protective tissue) which surrounds them can vary in structural integrity for each patient. The strain or separation of the muscles for women following child delivery often extends above and below the belly button.
In addition, women who are having their tummy tucks following childbirth may need to have their rectal muscles tightened. As an interconnected part of the birth process, these muscles may become strained or separated, allowing other tissue to poke through this space. This painful condition is known as a hernia.
Similar body contouring procedure may be added to the tummy tuck to improve the overall results. These may include thigh lifts
, arm lifts, or body lifts. Liposuction
, a minimally invasive procedure, is often used to enhance the contouring of these procedure, but it may also be used on its own.