Have you been considering a tummy tuck? Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is often considered by patients after having given birth vaginally or having a caesarian section. This procedure allows a woman to restore their figure and feel more confident after pregnancy.
However, an abdominoplasty is also used to help patients with various medical conditions.
Reduction of Stress Urinary Incontinence
After vaginal birth, some women may develop what is called Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). SUI is a bladder control issue associated with uncontrollable leakage brought on by coughing, sneezing, exercising or laughing. In many cases, SUI can be treated without surgery, but for some patients, a tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, can help with recovery, especially those patients who have had a caesarian section. With this surgery, the Stress Urinary Incontinence can be reduced significantly.
Improved Abdominal Tone & Posture
Have you lost a significant amount of weight or have you had multiple pregnancies? When these occur, the stomach muscles can become swollen and diet and exercise alone will not help. A tummy tuck can help to tighten weak muscles, while removing excess fat and skin, flattening the abdomen. Following an abdominoplasty, patients may experience improved posture and decreased abdominal weakness, improving overall back pain.
Ventral Hernia Correction
A ventral hernia is a type of abdominal hernia that develops when an incision was made during previous abdominal surgery and the incision has not properly healed. Causes of ventral hernia may include: extreme weight loss and surgeries such as caesarian sections or appendectomies. If left untreated, the ventral hernia will continue to grow slowly until it causes serious complications. Ventral hernia correction is similar to an abdominoplasty, in that it corrects weakened abdominal muscles and alleviates pressure on the skin. A weak abdominal wall will allow a hernia to form, so adding an abdominoplasty procedure to the hernia repair can be beneficial in making sure a ventral hernia does not happen again.
Whether you are considering a tummy tuck for medical reasons, for cosmetic purposes, or both, Dr. Adrian Przybyla's goal is to help you achieve the best results and to make your surgical experience as easy and comfortable as possible. At The Plastic Surgery Center at Community Care Physicians, Dr. Adrian Przybyla specializes in procedures of the body. For more information or to schedule a free cosmetic consultation, please call or complete the consultation form. We looked forward to caring for you.
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