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Can a Tummy Tuck Improve Posture?

Can a Tummy Tuck Improve Posture

Medically reviewed by Mr. Omar Tillo MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)

Although a tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure, it has many medical benefits. In this article, we will go through what usually causes poor posture and how a tummy tuck can address this.

Common Causes of Poor Posture

Weak Core Muscles

The abdominal muscles anchor your posture. These muscles stabilise your pelvis and spine and allow you to keep your back and shoulders straight. If your core lacks strength, it can cause you to hunch.

Excess Weight

The body can often contort in uncomfortable ways in order to accommodate the excess weight. This mass can place extra strain and pressure on your joints which makes it more difficult to keep the body aligned. 

Excess weight on the stomach, for example, can eventually lead to stooped shoulders and a bent spine. 

Bad Footwear

Your choice of footwear can affect your posture if they aren’t providing you with enough security and alignment. 

For example, wearing shoes with a heel taller than 3 inches regularly can misalign your body as it disrupts your centre of gravity, causing you to tilt forward. Equally, shoes that are too flat can result in malalignment of the ankles and knees, resulting in bad posture.

Long Periods of Time Sitting

A lot of people who work in offices and spend a lot of time gaming will experience bad posture. Sitting in these positions for several hours a day can cause uncomfortable spine curvature.

Your body may adapt to positions it is in for extended periods of time, resulting in back pain when stretching.

How a Tummy Tuck Improves Posture

Improved posture is a byproduct of tummy tuck surgery, and patients are often left with a straighter back after abdominoplasty. Gaps and separation between the abdominal muscles are repaired during the surgery, giving the spine more support and allowing the body to align itself better. 

Long-Lasting Results of Tummy Tuck

The results from a tummy tuck are permanent in that the skin and tissue that is removed will not grow back. Patients are able to enjoy the results of their tummy tuck forever if they maintain a stable weight and follow a good diet so that the muscles aren’t damaged, and excess skin or tissue isn’t regained, making a tummy tuck worth it

Other Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

There is a range of other medical benefits of abdominoplasty that can improve your general health and quality of life. These include:

  • relieving lower back pain through muscle repair and tightening
  • correcting a ventral hernia by tightening the abdominal muscles
  • impact on urinary incontinence as the pelvic floor is strengthened

Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today

Dr Omar Tillo is a specialist in a multitude of neck-down surgeries and has extensive experience performing different types of tummy tucks. With his expertise, you can get one step closer to a more defined torso and a better posture.

Book a consultation with CREO Clinic today to discover the impact a tummy tuck can have on your posture. In your 1-on-1 consultation, your unique needs will be heard so that a bespoke treatment plan can be created for you.

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