If you have lost a considerable amount of weight or your tummy has changed after having children, you may be considering a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, to help address loose skin and provide you with a flatter, more toned stomach area. While a tummy tuck does address these cosmetic concerns, a tummy tuck can do much more than that. In fact, if you have been bothered with lower back pain, a tummy tuck could help reduce or even eliminate your back pain.
What a Tummy Tuck Actually Does
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area in order to create flatter, more toned abdominal contours. In addition, a tummy tuck addresses the muscles in your abdominal wall that may have become loose or split due to pregnancy or excess weight gain. A tummy tuck procedure tightens and reshapes these muscles in order to further create a more toned abdominal area.
Weak and stretched abdominal muscles can contribute to lower back pain that can often be resolved with a tummy tuck.
How a Tummy Tuck Can Ease Back Pain
Weakened abdominal muscles are often the root cause of lower back pain. These muscles help provide abdominal support and assist in proper posture. When these muscles become stretched and weak, poor posture and low back pain becomes common. Surgical muscle tightening during a tummy tuck can enhance abdominal support, helping to improve your posture and reduce your back pain.
If you have stretched skin and weak abdominal muscles that you feel may benefit from a tummy tuck, Dr. Kobienia and his team are here to help. Not only can you achieve a more toned appearance, but you may be able to say goodbye to lower back pain and see an improvement in your overall health. To learn more, call our office at 612-930-1111 to schedule a consultation today.