Tummy Tuck: Benefits Beyond the Midsection

Designed to remove unwanted fat from the abdominal area and tighten the muscles of the midsection, the tummy tuck procedure holds additional benefits for patients, including reducing back pain and relieving stress urinary incontinence, according to a new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The tummy tuck was the fifth most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States in 2017, according to the annual statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgery. The procedure is especially popular for women who want to regain their pre-pregnancy shape after childbirth, but many of these same women report medical benefits after their surgery, too.

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New Laser Procedure Aims to Reduce Stress Urinary Incontinence

Three million women in England are living with stress urinary incontinence, but Lisa Stevens is not one of them.

Stevens, who had lived with the often-embarrassing symptoms of stress urinary incontinence for more than two decades, was recently cured of the condition through a laser vaginal-tightening procedure known as ThermiVa.

ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy to cause the tissues of the vagina to contract.

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Don't Skip This Part of Working Out

Do you work out regularly? Hitting the gym a few times a week can be beneficial for a few reasons: weight loss, increased strength and muscle tone, and a boost in self-confidence. When you're working out, it is essential to work out your different muscle groups to keep toned and balanced. According to Dr. Alqulali, there is one specific set of muscle groups to exercise if you're experiencing stress urinary incontinence.

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