There are many reasons why the patients at our California clinic decide to have tummy tuck surgery in San Jose, CA. Some patients just feel more confident having a toner tummy. For others, it is because they feel uncomfortable as they go about their day-to-day life. A tummy tuck can help increase their mobility by alleviating that discomfort. While many people may think tummy tuck surgery is usually a cosmetic choice, the truth is that many of our patients come to us because they have had extreme weight loss. Others are women who have had children.
The medical name for tummy tuck surgery is abdominoplasty. Tummy tucks are surgical procedures that remove the excess skin around the stomach while tightening the abdominal muscles.
During the procedure, the surgeon will disconnect the skin from underlying tissue, then suture the abdominal tissue. The extra skin is cut away. A patient can lose up to 10 pounds in stomach fat with a San Jose, CA tummy tuck surgery.
Although there are cosmetic reasons to have a tummy tuck procedure, there are also several health benefits for patients. When a person is dealing with excess skin and abdominal weakness following extreme weight loss and pregnancy, exercise can be difficult, whoever, tummy tuck surgery can help to make exercising easier by removing that excess skin. This is a benefit all tummy tuck patients can achieve, however, it is important to keep in mind that it does take a few months to reach this point because of the necessary recovery time needed from the surgery.
Another benefit for women who have tummy tuck surgery is that it can help with incontinence. One of the most common issues postpartum women have is incontinence because of the way the muscles of the abdomen had to stretch to make room for the baby, especially if the baby was bigger than average. While these tissues often shrink back, there are many women whose muscles don’t go all the way back. Statistics reveal that up to 35 percent of women who have gone through childbirth still experience incontinence 10 years later. A tummy tuck can actually return some of the tension to those muscles and help improve the issue.
Postpartum women also often suffer back pain because of abdominal muscle separation. When this occurs, the lower back muscles will often try to compensate for the abdominal muscle weakness, but this usually causes pain and discomfort. Up to 20 percent of all women who give birth can still be dealing with this back pain up to two years later. A tummy tuck can help ease this pain and discomfort.
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No matter what the reason is why you are considering tummy tuck surgery in San Jose, CA, contact Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS to schedule a consultation and find out if this is the right procedure for you.