3 medical reasons for tummy tuck procedure

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Posted June 11, 2013 in Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), by Dr. Fiorillo

Most people prefer cosmetic surgeries when they need to increase their confidence levels by improving their appearances. Seldom are such procedures chosen for medical reasons. However, tummy tuck is one such procedure plastic surgeons carry out not only for beauty reasons, but also medical reasons. Here are some of the reasons which might warrant tummy tuck procedure:

To Reduce Stress Urinary Incontinence

After natural birth, women can develop a condition known as Stress Urinary Incontinence, a problem characterized by uncontrollable leakage when someone coughs, exercises, sneezes or even laughs. Most of the times, the condition is treated without visiting a plastic surgeon, but there are a few cases when a tummy tuck procedure is necessary to tighten the abdominal muscles to increase bladder control.

Improve Posture and Abdominal Tone

After multiple pregnancies or extreme weight loss, the abdominal muscles do get extended and no amount of exercise or diet may bring them back to normal rigidity. In such cases, a plastic surgeon can use tummy tuck procedure to tighten the weak muscles and remove excess fat or skin to make the abdomen flatter and tighter.

Again, when the abdominal muscles are weak, a condition known as lordosis or sway back may ensue. Patients suffering from this condition normally don an awkward posture, and through tummy tuck, the affected muscles can be tightened to offer more support to the spine to improve posture.

Ventral Hernia Correction

A ventral hernia can occur when abdominal tissues and muscles break the abdominal wall to form a sack at the bottom of the abdomen. The condition may be caused by a myriad of factors, including C-section surgery and weak abdominal muscles. Ventral hernia can be corrected through abdominoplasty, which aims at strengthening the abdominal muscles and adding more rigidity to the skin.

If you have any of the above conditions and you are considering tummy tuck procedure as a potential solution, feel free to contact Dr. Fiorillo at (845) 623-6141 or send a message using the contact form given on this page to schedule a free consultation to discuss the pros and cons of carrying out the procedure in your case.

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