12 Sep Tummy Tucks and Incontinence
You already know the incredible aesthetic benefits of a tummy tuck and how the procedure instantly gives you the flat, taut tummy you deserve. However, at John Park MD Plastic Surgery there are many more benefits to a tummy tuck than that enviable flat belly—including help with incontinence.
Tummy tucks are usually considered a big part of a mommy makeover, and for a lot of moms, incontinence is common. Why not get the flat belly you deserve and address one of the most common occurrences of motherhood at the same time?
Just because incontinence is completely normal and very common doesn’t mean it has to be part of your everyday life. A tummy tuck is a great way to improve bladder control if you have Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). SUI is defined by uncontrollable urine leaking after some abdominal pressure, such as laughing or sneezing.
A Tummy Tuck Can Restore Bladder Control
The joy of pregnancy and childbirth is unprecedented, but sometimes it can also take a toll on the body such as weakening or distending ab muscles—including those around the bladder. A tummy tuck can restore not only your confidence and toned tummy, but also strengthen those muscles and bladder control.
According to research published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, tummy tucks can be especially effective for improving bladder control for women who have exclusively given birth vaginally. However, those who have had a C-section as well can also enjoy increased bladder control with a tummy tuck. Researchers have found that 60 percent of women who opt for a tummy tuck experience reduced SUI. In some cases, the SUI is stopped entirely.
Part of a tummy tuck is tightening soft tissues that support the bladder, pelvic floor, and urethra. This helps keep the passage between the bladder and urethra closed so that leakage does not occur. For moms, this part of a mommy makeover can be just as appealing as a flat tummy.
Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation Today
You really can have it all and show the world the super-mom you. To learn more about tummy tucks and to schedule your consultation, call John Park MD Plastic Surgery at (949) 777-6883.