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Can a Tummy Tuck Improve Back Pain?

Most people considering a tummy tuck already know that the goal of the procedure is to improve the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. But what you may not know is an abdominoplasty can have a surprising functional benefit: the potential to alleviate back pain.

How It Works

There are several ways in which a tummy tuck can improve back pain. One way is through the rebalancing of weight following removal of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area. When the abdomen is overly large or sagging,