Also known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is a procedure that creates a fitter, more youthful-looking midsection by tightening sagging skin, repairing loose abdominal muscles and reducing fat deposits. While most men and women who consider getting a tummy tuck think of it as purely cosmetic, there is increasing evidence that abdominoplasty may offer a few health benefits.
In addition to the potential for developing ventral hernias, separated abdominal muscles can lead to a distended stomach, which encourages a type of postural problem called sway back. Sway back can weaken the back muscles and lead to long-term spinal problems and chronic pain. By tightening the abdominal muscles to their original position, you can not only achieve a fitter look, but also benefit from better back support and improved posture.