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Is Tummy Tuck Worth The Cost?


The pros and cons of Tummy Tuck surgery has been under a constant debate ever since. Researchers are still trying to ponder on its effects on the human body over a patient’s life time. Nowadays it has become a very common procedure and when severe weight loss, pregnancy and advancing age leaves the stomach areas with a saggy pouch, people then opt for a plastic surgeon for tummy tuck. Ladies who are very conscious of their post pregnancy figures, find refuge in this procedure. It is now considered a common part of the “mommy makeover” package.

But, for patients wanting to opt for a tummy tuck, there may be more in store for them than just a firmer, more well-defined stomach. Below are some more additional medical benefits to consider:

  1. Carrying excess skin for a prolonged period of time combined with weakened abdominal muscles can lead to a condition commonly known as “sway back”. This is sometimes accompanied by at least some back pain. Since a tummy tuck will strengthen and tighten the abdominal muscles, the spine becomes supported, and the patient can stand up a little bit straighter. Any back pain that may have been caused by the previous condition should also subside or relieved completely.
  2. Women who undergo vaginal birth sometimes develop stress urinary incontinence or SUI. This is where the bladder tends to empty itself at awkward times, usually when coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising. The plastic surgeon can help the patient recover from this condition during a tummy tuck procedure by obstructing the bladder with soft tissue. These procedures are safe when combined and many women find that they no longer experience SUI following recovery.
  3. Ventral hernias can develop when the abdominal muscles become weak. In some cases, hernias can follow a Caesarean section. A ventral hernia is where the intestine or abdominal tissue begins to push through the abdominal wall. The plastic surgeon can also help this condition during the tummy tuck procedure. The combined procedures are safe, practical, and can save the patient money on medical expenses, as well as on the time spent in recovery.
  4. Excess skin and weak abs can make it difficult to exercise. A tummy tuck can revive the patient’s love of running, walking, or other aerobic activities. It is well-known that exercise is great for the heart and a person’s general well-being.

With all of these medical benefits and the boost to one’s self-esteem, it is easy to see why so many men and women would opt for this life-changing cosmetic surgery procedure.

However, it should be noted that a tummy tuck is still considered a major operation with all of the associated risks, including infection. For this reason, a consultation should be scheduled with a qualified plastic surgeon to ensure that the person is in optimal health. There could also be high chances of adverse effects in patients who aren’t normally healthy. Again, consult with a plastic surgeon to see if a tummy tuck is the right course of action, or if another cosmetic surgery procedure (if one at all) can be the better course of action.

Note: For free initial consultation please feel free to contact Dr.Syed Arif Hussain via Skype: arifhussain72, we would be happy to discuss your individual needs with you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

03, February, 2017admin

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