Dauwe Plastic Surgery

Contact Us Virtual Consult

How Does A Tummy Tuck Reduce Urinary Incontinence?

Featured Image

Most people choose tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, to make their stomach look flatter and smoother. While patients assume this procedure can only correct cosmetic concerns, this is not the only advantage. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe can also address uncomfortable medical concerns such as urinary incontinence.

Tummy tuck surgery can be performed by itself or alongside other procedures in a mommy makeover. If you want to resolve stretched-out abdominal skin, fat pockets, and separated muscles due to pregnancy and childbirth, call Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery. Our clinic in Dallas, TX can review the benefits of tummy tuck surgery with you.

What is urinary incontinence?

So what is urinary incontinence? There are several different forms of incontinence. Urinary incontinence is a term that refers to accidental urine leakage from the bladder. Stress urinary incontinence, more specifically, causes urine leakage when too much pressure is placed on the bladder. This condition is common in women with separated abdominal muscles after childbirth.

Doctors usually try to treat urinary incontinence through minor lifestyle changes at first. Treatment traditionally involves strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through kegel exercises. However, exercises are not always effective in the long run. Women who want to make lasting and impactful changes may want to consider surgery.

Tummy tuck surgery explained

Tummy tuck surgery focuses on flattening the abdominal area by removing excess skin folds and fat. The goal is to restore a more youthful and toned appearance to your body. During surgery, Dr. Dauwe carefully trims away loose skin, removes extra fat deposits, and tightens the underlying abdominal muscles. Several kinds of tummy tucks can be performed based on your specific needs and problem areas.

If you struggle with urinary incontinence, Dr. Dauwe can tighten soft tissues supporting the pelvic floor. This decreases some of the pressure and helps prevent bladder leakage in the future. An examination is needed to make sure you are healthy enough for surgery. During your consultation in Dallas, TX, we can let you know what to expect and whether we can address your medical concerns.

Medical benefits of tummy tuck surgery include:

  • Treatment of diastasis recti

  • Reduce stress urinary incontinence

  • Hernia correction

  • Increased ability to exercise

  • Easier weight loss management

  • Decreased back pain

  • Better posture

Candidates for tummy tuck surgery

A tummy tuck can improve your midsection for years to come as long as you continue to maintain a stable weight. Ideal candidates for surgery are not planning on having more children and are willing to maintain their results through regular exercise and healthy eating. If you do get pregnant in the future, however, it is possible to have your abdominal muscles tightened again. Simply make a new appointment with Dr. Dauwe or a member of our team.

Learn the medical benefits of tummy tuck surgery

If your stress urinary incontinence cannot be treated through nonsurgical methods, it may be time to consider a tummy tuck. The professionals at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery has seen countless patients love their results and live in comfort again because of this procedure. To learn about the many benefits of a tummy tuck, speak with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe. We can determine whether you are an ideal candidate in Dallas, TX.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.