What Is Diastasis Recti?

Published on August 10, 2017 by Brian Joseph

After pregnancy, many women develop a condition in their abdominal area known as diastasis recti. Pregnancy places a lot of stress on the abdominal muscles because of how much the abdominal area expands during pregnancy. If the strain becomes too much, the abdominal muscles will separate, which will result in a noticeable abdominal bulge that persists after pregnancy.

Dieting and exercise cannot correct diastasis recti because they cannot reconnect and tighten the abdominal muscles. The only way to fully correct the issue is through surgery.

The tummy tuck procedure is the ideal choice for correcting diastasis recti. During the procedure, the muscles of the abdominal wall will be tightly sutured closer together to create a flat and natural-looking abdominal area.

Contact Park Avenue Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for your tummy tuck procedure with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Joseph. He can restore the pre-pregnancy look of your abdomen.

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