A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® concluded that the benefits of a tummy tuck after pregnancy go beyond restoring your pre-pregnancy shape.
Abdominoplasty that incorporates muscle repair can help improve back pain and urinary incontinence. Women undergoing the surgery were asked to fill a questionnaire rating the problems they were experiencing following their pregnancies. 51% indicated back pain, whilst 42.5% had ‘significant concerns’ with urinary incontinence.
Follow-up questionnaires were carried out at 6 weeks and 6 months post-surgery. Only 9% still had back pain, and less than 2% of women reported a significant issue with urinary incontinence.
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