Did you know that a tummy tuck procedure is not only aesthetically pleasing but also carries some great health benefits? A tummy tuck will tighten the skin and underlying muscles in the abdomen, and remove deposits of excess fat. The results are great for your appearance and for your health. At Buinewicz Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa, residents in the Greater Allentown and Philadelphia regions can boost their self-esteem.
Healthier After Pregnancy
As you may know, a tummy tuck is often a component of the mommy makeover. After birth, some women develop stress incontinence, which means they experience leakage during activities like coughing, sneezing, and laughing. There have been many studies that show tummy tucks have reduced the symptoms of urinary incontinence in women after childbirth.
Both women and men have reported they have better posture and less back pain following their tummy tuck procedures. Improved posture is a result of tummy tuck surgery because muscles are tightened during the procedure and recovery, which allows for better support of the spine. Eliminating excess weight carried in the stomach also releases tension on the spine.
Improved Weight Loss
Some professionals believe that tummy tucks are an essential part of weight loss surgery, and should, therefore, be covered by insurance. There is some research to show that bariatric patients who have undergone a tummy tuck are much more likely to keep off the weight than those who did not have the combined procedure. Tummy tuck surgery is also ideal for combatting the loose skin that may have accumulated from a quick weight loss, or simply through aging.
What is the Cost of a Tummy Tuck?
Most tummy tucks are performed as a cosmetic procedure and therefore not covered by most insurance companies. However, financing is available through outsider lenders to cover the cost of the procedure.
What is the Recovery Time of a Tummy Tuck?
Most patients require about two weeks to recover from a tummy tuck. After the two week period, patients may return to light duty activities and daily tasks. It is recommended that six to eight weeks following the procedure, patients ease back into physical activity and other strenuous activities.
Do you want to learn more about the tummy tuck? Do you think you’re a good candidate for the procedure? If so, contact Buinewicz Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa. Our medical team is available to help patients in the Doylestown, Allentown, and Philadelphia areas. Contact the office today to schedule your consultation.