Stress incontinence affects millions of American women. This is a condition that results in loss of urine with coughing and sneezing or any activity that increases the pressure in the abdomen that puts pressure on the bladder and overcomes the muscle in the urethra that is responsible for holding urine in the bladder.
Findings from a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal indicate that a tummy tuck not only improves body contour, but may also alleviate symptoms of stress urinary incontinence, especially among patients who have not undergone previous C- section.
The study surveyed women, who underwent a tummy tuck, to ascertain changes in their stress urinary incontinence symptoms. The study found was that a tummy tuck significantly alleviated the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence in 60% of patients, especially in patients who hadn’t undergone previous C-section.
Bottom Line: Now there’s another reason to have that bikini look this summer!