Can a Tummy Tuck Treat Diastasis Recti?

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A tummy tuck is a common and popular cosmetic procedure that is typically used to remove loose skin from the abdomen. However, a tummy tuck can often be used to treat other conditions that cause loose skin, like diastasis recti. Let’s explore what diastasis recti is and how a tummy tuck can help.

What Is Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles. The separation goes down the center and leaves a gap between the sets of muscles. This is most often caused by pregnancy and is more likely to occur the older you are and the more pregnancies you’ve had. This is because pregnancy applies a lot of pressure on the abdominal muscles and can end up separating them. This can lead to abdominal weakness and a visible dip between your separated muscles.

How Can a Tummy Tuck Help

A tummy tuck is normally done for loose skin. However, diastasis recti can be corrected using a tummy tuck. Normally, diastasis can be corrected with physical therapy, exercise, and rest. However, some cases are more severe than others. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that requires incisions on the abdomen. While these incisions are open, the abdominal muscles can be sutured together to close the gap.

This can be done in combination with the removal of loose skin after pregnancy. This makes a tummy tuck a great procedure for post-birth mothers. However, it’s best not to seek surgery for diastasis recti if you’re planning on having more children. You are likely to redevelop diastasis recti if you give birth again. It’s best to correct diastasis recti after you’re done having children for long-term results.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

A tummy tuck is perfect for anyone struggling with loose skin on their abdomen. Thankfully, Dr. Ronald Schuster provides tummy tuck services to correct loose skin and diastasis recti. Dr. Schuster is an award-winning surgeon who brings a detail-oriented eye and compassion to every procedure. Dr. Schuster will assess your needs through a consultation and walk you through every step of your procedure. If you’re considering a tummy tuck, then contact Dr. Schuster’s office at 410-902-9800 today.



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