Usually, a tummy tuck is thought of as a way to improve the appearance of the stomach, however there are other benefits of this body contouring procedure. The muscles that are tightened during a tummy tuck can have a huge impact on the overall integrity of the core and help improve your posture.
Poor posture can be partially blamed on behavior, such as habitually slouching or not sitting up straight. However, physical factors can also come into play and contribute to bad posture. When the muscles of the core, both on the front and back of the body, are weak or damaged, proper posture can be difficult to maintain.
Weakened abdominal muscles can occur for a number of reasons including pregnancy or obesity, both of which can cause the stomach muscles to separate and no longer form a solid wall as they should. The stability of the entire core is affected when the abdominal wall is compromised, and poor posture as well as more serious back problems can develop.
As the name implies, a tummy tuck can dramatically improve the appearance of the stomach by removing loose, excess skin and leaving behind smoother, firmer contours. However, the procedure goes much deeper than that. The underlying abdominal muscles are also tightened and any gaps in those muscles are closed and repaired. The result is a stronger core that can better support the back and improve the individual’s ability to maintain proper posture.
To get the best improvement possible in your stomach’s appearance, consider adding liposuction to your tummy tuck. This popular body contouring combo allows your surgeon to sculpt more beautiful and defined contours that complement your smoother waistline.