Feel Healthier with Tummy Tuck Surgery

There’s no doubt that eating a nutritious diet and getting regular exercise can go a long way toward keeping you lean, strong, and healthy. But even if you fill every plate with wholesome foods and get in a good workout most days of the week, you may still find yourself facing trouble spots or those pesky areas of persistent flab.  

If you’re struggling with persistent midsection fat, you aren’t alone — genetics, pregnancy, age-related hormonal changes, and years of yo-yo dieting are just some of the reasons so many adults are prone to developing tenacious belly fat. And for women and men alike, midsection thickness is often accompanied by poor abdominal muscle tone, loose skin, or both.  

When diet and exercise don’t leave your midsection as trim or as toned as you’d like, tummy tuck surgery can help finish what you’ve started. Besides giving you a flat, firm abdomen and eliminating saggy skin, a tummy tuck can also help improve your overall health. Here’s how. 

Tummy tuck surgery basics

Even if you’ve always been able to maintain a relatively healthy body weight, it can be difficult (if not impossible) to control how your body transforms over time. This is especially true of your midsection, which is more likely to undergo a variety of changes in the normal course of life.

As many women know firsthand, pregnancy can lead to weak abdominal muscles, excess belly fat, stretch marks, and loose skin; weight loss and the natural aging process can also lead to saggy skin and other changes that can’t necessarily be addressed through diet and exercise alone.

Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, restores weakened or separated muscles in your abdominal wall and removes excess fat and skin to create a smooth, firm abdominal profile.

To perform a tummy tuck, Dr. Thakur makes a small incision across your lower abdomen (bikini line), repairs any weak abdominal muscles, suctions away excess belly fat, and gently tightens your overlying skin. The result? You’ll see a smoother, flatter midsection, fewer stretch marks, and improved core strength.

Tummy tuck health benefits

Although tummy tuck surgery is generally considered a cosmetic procedure, it has so much more to offer than a tighter, firmer abdomen and slimmer physique. By restoring integrity to your abdominal wall and trimming away excess midsection weight, a tummy tuck also helps increase muscle tone and reinforce core strength.

Taken as a whole, these changes can help you:

Improve your posture

Optimal core strength requires three things: strong back muscles, a strong pelvic floor, and strong abdominal muscles. When your abdominal muscles are weak, they place extra stress and strain on your lower back, causing the kind of compensatory postural changes that can lead to chronic back pain or even urinary incontinence.

Following tummy tuck surgery, many women and men notice a significant improvement in their posture, thanks to improved abdominal support.

Relieve stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI), which is a common side effect of pregnancy, vaginal childbirth, or being overweight, can cause uncontrollable urinary leakage any time you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise. By improving your core strength and stability, tummy tuck surgery may be able to help you reduce or eliminate mild SUI symptoms.

Increase your physical endurance

Exercise can be difficult or uncomfortable when you have weak abdominal muscles, excess belly fat, and loose pockets of hanging skin. Many people find that physical movement becomes easier and more comfortable after tummy tuck surgery, reinvigorating their desire to be physically active or even try new forms of exercise.

And as you probably already know, getting regular of exercise is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy body weight and protect your long-term health.

A comprehensive, long-term solution

Tummy tuck surgery may be an ideal solution for you if pregnancy, weight loss, or age-related changes have left you with loose, saggy abdominal skin or weaker abdominal muscles. It may also be the answer you’ve been wanting if you have a little more flab than you’d like or if the contour of your abdomen makes you feel less than confident.

To find out how tummy tuck surgery can benefit you, call our Jefferson Valley, New York office today, or use our easy online booking tool to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thakur any time.

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