Tummy tucks are a popular cosmetic treatment, helping patients to achieve a flatter, more toned abdomen. While there is no medical reason to undergo the procedure, research has shown that a tummy tuck will improve your confidence and self-esteem.

Here, we look at what the latest study found, and some of the other benefits of undergoing a tummy tuck.

What did the study show?

In 2019, a German study showed that a tummy tuck improves confidence and quality of life. It was also revealed to improve emotional stability, and significantly reduce symptoms for depressed patients.

The study included the analysis of 582 female patients from 2008 to 2020. After undergoing a tummy tuck, female patients claimed they felt significantly more confident. The main reasons cited for wanting to undergo the procedure included wanting to look in a swimsuit and feel more confident sexually.

Other health benefits of a tummy tuck

As well as boosting a patient’s confidence, a tummy tuck can provide other health benefits too. These include:

A tummy tuck will improve your posture

When the abdominal muscles are tight, they help to stabilise your core, giving you better posture. Good posture is crucial in the prevention of back and neck problems. In one study tightening up the muscles helped to reposition the pelvis to keep the back straighter.

As the main goal of a tummy tuck is to tighten up the muscles, it’s unsurprising many patients experience better posture following the procedure.

It can reduce back pain

A reduction in back pain is one of the best benefits of a tummy tuck. After weight loss or pregnancy, the abdominal muscles may weaken or get pulled apart. This in turn can lead to back pain that may have a negative impact on quality of life.

Patients who undergo a tummy tuck could see significant improvements in back pain after six weeks to six months.

It can correct ventral hernias

If a patient has a ventral hernia, a tummy tuck could help to correct the problem. Helping to strengthen the weakened muscles and reduce pressure on the abdominal wall, a tummy tuck is even sometimes added to a hernia repair surgery to prevent the hernia from recurring.

These are just some of the benefits of a tummy tuck. Keep in mind that although it can help you to look leaner, a tummy tuck isn’t a weight loss surgery. It primarily removes excess skin and tightens up the muscles, although it could be combined with liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat.

Book a consultation with Mr Tulley today to see if you could be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck procedure.