Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery

Unexpected Benefits of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck patient enjoying the unexpected benefits of a tummy tuck in Calgary.

Thinking about getting a tummy tuck? If so, you already know that the procedure improves the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin that can often remain after pregnancy or other significant weight loss. But many tummy tuck patients at our Calgary practice aren’t aware of the unexpected benefits of abdominoplasty.

Some of these benefits are well known, such as the repair of certain abdominal muscles that can be separated by pregnancy. But other benefits have been the subject of recently published research that confirms anecdotal experiences of tummy tuck patients. Because abdominoplasty is already one of the most satisfying procedures (it earns a 96% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf), these unexpected benefits are indeed a bonus.

Let’s take a closer look at these benefits:

  • Treat diastasis recti: Why is this important? For moms frustrated that they can’t get rid of their post-baby pooches even though they spend hours working out and doing crunches, repairing the condition responsible for those bellies is certainly a benefit of a tummy tuck. This condition is also linked to post-pregnancy urinary incontinence, which we mention below.
  • Reduced back pain and improved posture: With pregnancy and other extensive weight loss, core muscles can become weakened. This weakening can cause back muscles to overcompensate, leading to lower back pain. Because tummy tuck surgery tightens these ab muscles and helps strengthen the core, it can also result in improved posture and decreased back pain. A study published last year in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® revealed the link between tummy tucks and diminished back pain.
  • More likely to maintain weight loss: Patients who get tummy tucks after weight-loss surgery are more likely to maintain their new body contours if they have plastic surgery to remove excess skin. A tummy tuck can also be combined with other body contouring procedures, depending on the extent of surgery needed.

As you can see, the benefits of a tummy tuck are not limited to a slimmer stomach, although that is an excellent benefit that can help improve a person’s confidence. You can see the transformational changes of the surgery by viewing our before-and-after photo gallery, featuring many of our tummy tuck patients from Edmonton and Calgary. Our plastic surgeons can answer all of your questions about abdominoplasty during a personal consultation, which you can request using our online form. Or you can call us at (403) 452-7953 to schedule an appointment.


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Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery
7425 Macleod Trail Southwest
Calgary, AB T2H 0L8
Main Phone: (403) 452-7953
Fax: (403) 242-5090
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery in Calgary, Royal College-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Douglas Humphreys, Dr. Brett Byers, and Dr. Paul Whidden offer plastic surgery for the breasts, body, and face for people from Calgary, Edmonton, and throughout Alberta, Canada. Procedures are performed in the safety and privacy of the Macleod Trail Surgical Centre, a private, onsite surgical facility that is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

*Dr. Paul Whidden and Dr. Douglas Humphreys are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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