Conditions that Tummy Tuck Treats

Besides removing excess fat and tightening the skin, an Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck treats a variety of conditions:

Rectus Diastasis

Rectus Diastasis is the condition when the abdominal muscles separate at the midline area of the abdomen. When this occurs, the effected area muscles are weakened.

Skin Infections

Infections of fungus and bacteria can accumulate under the large folds of the skin.ᅠ By reducing or removing the folds of the skin or a heavy apron, infections of fungus can be eliminated.

Lipid Disorders

A Tummy Tuck can reduce weight and body fat. Reports show that reducing body fat can increase the good fat (HDL). Having too much weight around the abdominal area can increase the bad fat (LDL).


A curvature or hump of the spine (Kyphosis) can be caused by improper posture. With a reduction of fat an individual's posture can improve.

Heart Disease and Diabetes

Fat in the abdomen is close to major organs such as the heart and the liver. This abdominal fat presses against the organs. A larger abdomen can contain billions of fat cells with cholesterol-infested lipids (fats), which can contribute to heart disease and diabetes.

May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinopathy leads to a reduction of vision and can eventually lead to blindness.ᅠ Studies show that a larger abdominal area may increase the risk of diabetes. Approximately 40 percent of people in the United States have diabetes associated retinopathy. Since a Tummy Tuck reduces abdominal fat, it may help to prevent diabetic retinopathy.

Lessens the Chance of Developing Impotence

Since heart disease and diabetes can lead to the development of impotence with even middle-aged men, reducing the risk of major illnesses can reduce the chance of impotence.

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