4 Unexpected Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

Torso of woman wearing plaid shirt tied above her waist to exposed firm abs

A tummy tuck is a transformative procedure known for removing skin and tightening the core. However, the perks of this surgery go beyond just toning up the midsection. Tummy tuck patients at our plastic surgery practice here in New Jersey often enjoy other added benefits.

Creating a better bellybutton

Tummy tuck surgery involves moving the skin and tissues of the midsection. During the procedure, a small incision is made around the bellybutton, releasing it from the surrounding skin. The bellybutton stalk remains in place, but the skin around it can be shaped and contoured as the midsection skin and tissue is pulled and tightened. This process allows the surgeon to create a more flattering looking bellybutton. 

Fun fact: One way to examine a tummy tuck surgeon’s skill is to see how well they can create a beautiful, natural-looking bellybutton.

Getting rid of unwanted scars and tattoos

Excess skin is removed from the midsection during tummy tuck surgery. If you have scars, stretch marks, or tattoos in this area, they often can be removed during the procedure. This works on a patient-by-patient basis, as the unwanted marks must be in the right location. Talk with your doctor if you’re interested in removing c-section scars or other blemishes during your procedure. They may be able to adjust the details of your surgery and help you achieve your goals.

Reducing back pain and bad posture

Loose, saggy skin can do more than just make you feel self-conscious. All of that tissue adds unnecessary weight, pulling down on your back and making movement or exercise uncomfortable. Many women also struggle with weakened and separated abdominal muscles after pregnancy. Having a weaker core can lead to additional back pain and poor posture. 

By removing the excess weight and repairing the damaged abdominals, a tummy tuck helps patients restore their core strength. This leads to a reduction in back pain and makes movement easier and more comfortable. 

Making exercise more comfortable

Continuing the topic of movement, exercise can become more enjoyable after a tummy tuck as well. Extra skin often gets in the way when you’re running or doing other high-impact workouts. This burden can be painful, both physically and emotionally. Tummy tuck surgery removes those unwanted rolls and bulges so you can enjoy a run or yoga session in peace, feeling more comfortable and confident in your body.

Tummy tuck surgery offers many wonderful benefits—many of them beyond the usual, expected perks. Browse our before-and-after gallery to take a look at the stunning results real patients have enjoyed. 

If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck surgery or other plastic surgery procedures, request a consultation at our New Jersey practice. You can also contact our staff by phone at (201) 967-1212.

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