Understanding Abdominoplasty – Treating Diastasis Recti for a Stronger Core | Elite Plastic Surgery

Understanding Abdominoplasty – Treating Diastasis Recti for a Stronger Core

May 10, 2024

Understanding Abdominoplasty - Treating Diastasis Recti for a Stronger Core Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that not only enhances the appearance of the abdomen but also addresses medical issues such as diastasis recti. Diastasis recti is a condition where the abdominal muscles separate, causing a protruding belly and weakened core. Abdominoplasty can help individuals achieve both aesthetic and functional improvements.

What is Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis recti occurs when the connective tissue between the rectus abdominis muscles, which run vertically down the front of the abdomen, stretches and weakens. This separation creates a visible bulge in the midsection and can lead to functional issues such as lower back pain and poor posture. Diastasis recti commonly occurs during pregnancy due to the stretching of the abdominal muscles to accommodate the growing uterus. However, it can also occur in men and women who are overweight or engage in activities that place excessive strain on the abdominal muscles.

Symptoms of diastasis recti include:

  • A protruding belly that does not improve with exercise or diet.
  • Weakness in the abdominal muscles.
  • Lower back pain.
  • Poor posture.
  • Digestive issues.

How Abdominoplasty Addresses Diastasis Recti

During abdominoplasty surgery, the surgeon will make an incision along the lower abdomen, allowing access to the underlying muscles. The rectus abdominis muscles are then brought closer together and stitched into their proper position, effectively closing the gap created by diastasis recti. Additionally, any excess skin and fat are removed to create a smoother, firmer abdominal contour.

Abdominoplasty is a highly effective treatment for diastasis recti, offering both functional and aesthetic benefits. By repairing the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat, abdominoplasty can restore core strength, improve posture, and enhance the appearance of the abdomen.

If you’re struggling with the symptoms of diastasis recti, schedule a consult with us to learn more about how abdominoplasty can help you achieve a stronger, more confident core.

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