How a Tummy Tuck Can Help Improve Bladder Control
The tummy tuck is a highly popular cosmetic procedure to give the stomach a flatter, more toned look. During this procedure, excess skin and fat tissue are removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened. Once the patient has healed, they’ll have a slimmer, sexier midsection. However, for people experiencing bladder control problems, the tummy tuck procedure can offer surprising benefits.
Urinary incontinence is a common problem in older age and impacts many women in their younger years. Characterized as uncontrollable bladder leakage, urinary incontinence often affects women after childbirth due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Other causes of urinary incontinence include menopause, genetics, and being overweight.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure Can Help Improve Bladder Control
The tummy tuck procedure tightens the abdominal muscles. This provides cosmetic benefits to patients, as it gives the stomach a flatter, more defined look. The procedure is ideal for women who are already at their ideal weight or are slightly overweight with some laxity in the central belly. Skin laxity in this area commonly occurs after pregnancy, making the tummy tuck popular for cosmetic reasons among women after childbearing. However, many don’t realize that the tummy tuck can also provide the functional benefit of improved bladder control.
Tummy Tuck For Bladder Control
The tummy tuck procedure has been shown to improve symptoms of urinary incontinence, especially for women after childbirth. Since the tummy tuck improves the strength and stability of the muscles in the abdominal and pelvic areas, it can reduce bladder leakage. The procedure also tightens the soft tissues that support the bladder, pelvic floor, and urethra, which further improves bladder control.
Dr. Polecritti at the Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery is highly skilled and experienced in the tummy tuck procedure and will tailor your procedure according to your needs. To schedule a consultation, contact us today.