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What Problems Tummy Tuck Resolves?

Tummy tuck surgery is one of the safest body surgeries and very popular in Cyprus, Greece and Malta. Its popularity is down to the impressive and immediate results it offers. Many patients choose to combine a tummy tuck with other plastic surgeries, such as liposuction, breast augmentation or breast lift. If you’re considering having a tummy tuck procedure to enhance the look of your abdomen and boost your confidence, this article can help you make your decision.

What Is A Tummy Tuck (or Abdominoplasty)?

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that reshapes the abdominal area after excessive weight loss, childbirth or a C-section. The plastic surgeon removes excess fat and skin from the affected area, tightens the underlying muscles, and rejoins them if they have pulled apart in the middle.

Why Get A Tummy Tuck?

As our body goes through natural physical changes, such as aging, weight fluctuations or pregnancy, fat gets accumulated in the stomach. People often try to shed abdominal fat with exercise and diets, but they get frustrated when they realize that getting back the well-shaped waist of their youth is not possible. 

Plastic surgery offers a long-lasting solution for people dreaming of a sculpted waistline and smooth abdominal skin. Yet, the benefits of a tummy tuck extend beyond the aesthetic result of a tight and well-shaped abdomen. Tummy tuck helps people resolve health and psychological problems and improve their everyday life.

1. Tummy Tuck Removes Scars

Abdominoplasty can reduce or even disappear the appearance of existing scars around the stomach. For example, it eliminates scars left on the female body after C-section or hysterectomy, which many women struggle to hide beneath their swimwear. In the same way, a tummy tuck can disappear scars resulting from hernia surgery, appendectomy or accidents. 

2. Tummy Tuck Repair Ventral Hernias

A hernia in the belly is a common health problem. It occurs when an internal organ or other contents inside the abdomen protrude outward through the stomach’s muscles or tissue wall. It gets bigger and becomes painful if left untreated, posing severe health risks to patients. Not all hernias can be repaired with a tummy tuck surgery, but board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stavrou can determine whether a tummy tuck can sort out your hernia problem. 

3. Improves Posture & Pain Back

Extreme weight loss typically causes the stomach muscles to become weak and loose, leading to back pain. With a tummy tuck, the doctor removes loose skin and excess fat and tightens the underlying muscles. The surgery results in a flat and firmer abdominal area that provides adequate support to the body, reduces pain in the back and helps patients improve their posture.

4. Helps Improve Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common health problem, primarily for women. Sudden pressure on the bladder due to physical activity, laughing, coughing or sneezing causes the urinary sphincter muscles to open briefly, leaking out urine. This involuntary, uncontrollable bladder leakage can be successfully treated with a tummy tuck if other non-surgical treatments did not manage to resolve the problem.

4. Boosts Self-Confidence

Patients with loose skin in the stomach often feel embarrassed about their appearance. Some of them struggle to find a swimsuit that hides their abdomen or even avoid going to the beach in summer. A tummy tuck surgery can help people regain their confidence and feel more beautiful than ever. A well-spaced, toned midsection makes everyone feel more energetic, rejuvenated, and ready to show off their new appearance.

Planning Your Tummy Tuck With Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stavrou in Cyprus, Greece & Malta

Learn more about the positive effects of a tummy tuck on your appearance during your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Demetris Stavrou (MD, MSc, EBOPRAS, ASPS).

Dr. Stavrou has extensive experience in body surgery and an artistic eye. He uses cutting-edge surgical technology and advanced tummy tuck techniques. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, confident and secure before and after the cosmetic procedure. 

Read our blog about swelling after tummy tuck and a brief history of tummy tuck!

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