Medical Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Nearby Nevada

April 12, 2022

Tummy tuck surgery is well known for its unbeatable cosmetic benefits. After all, this procedure is the most effective way to reveal a slimmer waistline by eliminating sagging skin and excess fat. However, a tummy tuck can also have medical benefits, some of which may be life-changing.

For example, tummy tuck surgery might be able to improve issues such as:

  • Back pain: It is very common to experience back pain after pregnancy. Often, this problem is linked to weak core muscles. A tummy tuck can usually tighten your abdominal muscles and provide abdominal support to help reduce lower back pain.
  • Ventral hernias: A ventral hernia is a protrusion of tissue through a weak point or gap in the abdominal wall. It can happen due to things such as pregnancy, weight gain, and prior surgery. You may notice a visible bulge that gets worse when you cough or strain. A tummy tuck can often take the pressure off your skin using hernia repair techniques.
  • Poor posture: Many women deal with poor posture after having children. In fact, it is so common that it has a name: mom posture. If your tummy tuck includes muscle tightening, you may find it easier to sit up straight because your spine has more support.
  • Stress urinary incontinence: If you struggle with bladder leaks when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or exercise, then you are probably dealing with stress urinary incontinence. Postpartum incontinence can be embarrassing, upsetting, and incredibly inconvenient. Fortunately, studies have shown that a tummy tuck may help with stress incontinence.


Are you interested in the cosmetic and medical benefits of tummy tuck surgery? Call 702-369-1001 to book a free consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller.

Our practice gladly welcomes patients from Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and nearby areas of Nevada. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best through plastic surgery.

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