4 Unexpected Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Woman comfortably tries on pants after a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck is best known for flattening the midsection and removing rolls of loose, saggy skin. However, there are more benefits to this popular procedure than you might expect. I remind my own tummy tuck patients in Schererville and Valparaiso that they have so much to look forward to after surgery. And with these benefits, tummy tuck surgery not only tones your body but also improves your overall quality of life.

Curious about what a tummy tuck could do for you? Here are 4 extra “bonuses” you may get to enjoy after you recover from treatment.

Creating a better bellybutton

A small incision is made around the bellybutton during a tummy tuck to free it from the surrounding skin. The skin around the midsection is then pulled and tightened to tone and firm the midsection. During this time, the bellybutton itself is repositioned, shaped, and contoured. Your doctor can often help you create an “outie” or an “innie” depending on your personal preference. 

Improving posture & reducing back pain

Many patients undergoing tummy tuck surgery are doing so to correct diastasis recti. This condition occurs when abdominal muscles are stretched, separated, and weakened during pregnancy or other major body changes. If you have a weak core, you may suffer from chronic back pain or poor posture. Tummy tuck surgery tightens and restores the abdominal muscles, creating a stronger core that better supports the rest of your body.

Removing unwanted scars and tattoos

Excess skin and fat are removed during a tummy tuck, with a significant span often taken from the lower midsection. If you have unwanted stretch marks, scars, or tattoos in this area, they potentially can be removed when the skin is cut away. Many women enjoy improving their c-section scars after undergoing this procedure.

Making exercise more comfortable

Excess skin and a protruding belly can make exercise uncomfortable. Rashes can form between rolls of skin, and the extra heaviness of body tissues can weigh you down. Removing unwanted skin and fat makes movement easier and more enjoyable. Activities like running, swimming, yoga, and weight lifting can become a lot more physically and emotionally rewarding.

Our plastic surgery team is always ready to help you look like your best self yet. Browse our before-and-after gallery to see the results our patients enjoy. 

If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck surgery in Schererville or Valparaiso, IN, request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice office by phone at (219) 322-3131 (Schererville) or (219) 299-9300 (Valparaiso).

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