! While the tummy tuck is popular for its aesthetic benefits, the procedure also comes with a number of medical benefits. As you know, a tummy tuck involves removing the excess skin and fat from the abdomen, apart from tightening the abdominal wall muscle. The primary goal of the tummy tuck is to enhance your figure by making your abdomen firmer and youthful after pregnancy, considerable weight loss, or aging. In the process, the surgery helps improve your health as well. The first medical benefit of the tummy tuck is enhanced abdominal tone and improvement in your posture. Patients who have experienced multiple pregnancies and those who have undergone drastic weight loss often get distended muscles in the abdomen. The bad news is that the condition cannot be corrected via diet and exercise. Weak muscles in the tummy area can cause back pain. Since the tummy tuck also involves tightening of the abdominal wall muscles, it helps treat the back pain secondary to weak abdominal muscles. If you are experiencing backache due to the loosening of your abdominal wall muscles, the tummy tuck will decrease the pain and discomfort. Another medical benefit of the tummy tuck is that it helps reduce umbilical hernia that develops due to pregnancy. This condition is often caused by weakness in the abdominal wall muscles, weight loss, and multiple pregnancies. During the tummy tuck, the hernia can be fixed and reduced. Even though the aesthetic and medical benefits of the tummy tuck procedure are immense, the procedure is not risk-free. You should be sure to have your candidacy properly assessed for the procedure before deciding to go under the knife.