A tummy tuck removes the hanging skin and fat from the abdomen that often follows pregnancy and significant weight loss. When performing this procedure in Miami, the experts at Flores Plastic Surgery can often use a simultaneous muscle repair to achieve a smoother, more athletic abdominal profile. While a tummy tuck is more commonly seen as cosmetic plastic surgery, several studies have shown that some individuals, especially massive weight loss patients, have experienced improved quality of life and body functions. After all, hanging skin (medically referred to as pannus) is tied to non-healing skin irritation, odor, and even back pain. Below is the list of lesser-known benefits of abdominoplasty in Miami.
A tummy tuck typically incorporates muscle repair in which the muscles are tightened using specialized techniques. The goal is to preserve its original side-by-side configuration, which is the key to a strong muscle core. And with a strong muscle core, it is easier to maintain good posture, which has many other benefits.
Stronger Motivation to Keep a Healthy Weight
Several studies have shown that bariatric patients who had a tummy tuck were more successful in keeping a healthy weight than their counterparts who skipped this body contouring surgery. Some researchers have suggested that the physical transformation could serve as a strong motivation for these patients to lead a healthier life.
A 2013 study has shown that post-obesity patients who have had a tummy tuck were more successful in maintaining their healthy weight than their counterparts who did not undergo surgery. The researchers have tied the long-term weight loss to the increased satiety.
Weak or splayed abdominal muscles sometimes leads to stress urinary incontinence. Fortunately, a tummy tuck in Miami traditionally involves muscle repair, which can provide additional strength and support.
A Tummy Tuck in Miami Can Improve Your Quality of Life
A 2012 study involving 360 patients has shown that after a tummy tuck (with or without liposuction), the vast majority of them experienced improved quality of life, body image, and self-esteem. The same study has also shown a 98 percent patient satisfaction rate.