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The Mommy Makeover Can Address Diastasis Recti

Published on January 12, 2018 by
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Motherhood is the most amazing experience for a woman. There’s no greater joy than holding your baby just after its birth and embracing your transition into motherhood. Although the process of childbirth can be painful and exhausting, it all feels worth it once you lay eyes on your child.

When pregnant, your body undergoes various changes. Your body becomes a home for another human being. Your internal organs shift and your muscles stretch to make space for your growing baby. You are also eating for two, so you will be bigger compared to your normal size.

Once you’ve given birth, it may be difficult for your body to go back to its previous shape. Some women have all the luck and slim down quickly. Others, however, find it much harder. Exercise and diets are great ways to lose weight, but they may not be effective for everyone, and there’s only so much they can do. You may need a Mommy Makeover.

The Mommy Makeover

After childbirth, most women are insecure about their bodies. All that excess fat just does not go away, no matter how strictly you follow your diet or exercise regimen.

Happily, cosmetic medicine and research has brought forth countless procedures and treatments to help us look and feel better. If exercise and diet do not help you reclaim that pre-pregnancy body, then you should consider a Mommy Makeover.

A Mommy Makeover involves two or more plastic surgery procedures that will help you get your fabulous pre-pregnancy appearance back. These procedures are specifically tailored to address all kinds of issues that women face with their post-pregnancy bodies. One of the most common issues women experience is known as diastasis recti.

Diastasis Recti

Many women face the issue of appearing pregnant even months after childbirth. If you’re facing this issue, you have a condition known as diastasis recti. This condition is caused by the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles in your midriff during pregnancy. This separation leads to drooping, which causes your belly to protrude or form a “pooch.”

During pregnancy, your belly expands. This causes the rectus abdominis muscles, which run vertically down the sides of the abdomen, to become stretched and eventually tear. This is known as diastasis recti and is a common condition that afflicts two-thirds of women during their pregnancy.

The Tummy Tuck

The Mommy Makeover can include a procedure known as the tummy tuck. This surgical solution helps you achieve a flatter and more toned tummy. It addresses the pooch formed by diastasis recti by using internal sutures to rejoin and repair the muscles.

Not only that, the tummy tuck also removes excess loose skin caused by pregnancy, along with excess fat and stretch marks in the region. It involves a horizontal curved incision from hipbone to hipbone, so that the surgeon has access to the tissues. There is often also an incision around the navel. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed using stitches.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re experiencing diastasis recti after childbirth and want to tighten those muscles with a tummy tuck, include it in your Mommy Makeover! Customize your Mommy Makeover during a consultation with Dr. Conrad Tirre, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with numerous satisfied patients. Contact our office today to get started.

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