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Abdominal Separation After Pregnancy

Posted July 18, 2017 in Tummy Tuck Surgery

Dr. Carpenter Tummy Tuck patientDo you feel that your belly looks flabby following your pregnancy? Does an abdominal pooch prevent you from having the same, lean contours you had before your children? Abdominal laxity is one of the most chronic conditions women face after pregnancy. You may be struggling to regain the original tone of your abdomen even years after pregnancy. This type of abdominal separation is known as diastasis recti, and it is easily treatable.

What Is Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal muscles, caused by the weakening of the fascia that holds the muscles together. It is a common issue for women following pregnancy because thin bands of connective tissue become stretched throughout your pregnancy. Unlike the muscles of the abdomen, this fascia can be difficult to restore.

Will Diet and Exercise Help?

Loads of mommy blogs are filled with tips and tricks to restore the look and feel of your abdomen after pregnancy. But the truth is, women with diastasis recti, whose issues are the result of weak connective bands, won’t see much improvement through diet and exercise. You can eliminate fat and firm muscle, but there isn’t an exercise that can restore the elasticity to lax muscles.

How Can I Restore My Pre-Baby Stomach?

You don’t have to feel like you are out of options if you have abdominal separation. Tummy tuck surgery is designed to target the weakened fascia to restore a firmer abdominal appearance. A corset technique is used to stitch the abdominal muscles together and provide additional support that helps you maintain a toned appearance. Additionally, a tummy tuck can help eliminate excess skin that may have occurred from your pregnancy, providing a slimmer waistline.

Mommy Makeover for Total Post-Pregnancy Rejuvenation

The abdomen isn’t the only part of your body that can’t be improved with diet and exercise following pregnancy. You may find your breasts have lost volume or you have begun to experience breast sagging that is aging your appearance. A Mommy Makeover is a tailored set of breast and body procedures designed to transform your appearance and restore your pre-baby fabulousness.

If you are struggling to restore the look and tone of your body following pregnancy, you should consider scheduling a tummy tuck or Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Carpenter today. You can call our office at (214) 827-8407, or you can contact us online.