Can a Tummy Tuck Improve Posture?
Women undergoing tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) in an effort to restore their pre-baby body can often obtain more than just cosmetic improvement from their surgery. As part of the tummy tuck procedure, many women undergo muscle repair to address stretched or separated abdominal muscles that resulted from pregnancy. By correcting these weak muscles, which often leads to a protruding stomach appearance, women can typically experience multiple functional benefits as well.
Weak abdominal muscles are often linked to an inward curve in the lower back (known as lordosis or “sway back”). When these muscles are tightened and their proper function is restored, tummy tuck patients may see a noticeable improvement in their posture. This is because their abdominal muscles are better able to support their spin, making it easier to sit or stand with better posture. In addition to the possibility of abdominal muscle repair during a tummy tuck helping improve posture, some women may also notice back pain lessening.
To learn more about how tummy tuck surgery can provide both cosmetic and functional improvements for your abdomen after pregnancy, please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.