Diastasis Recti Repair Surgery
Are you tired of being asked about your pregnancy even months after giving birth? This can be due to the havoc your pregnancy worked on your abdominal muscles. As a result of pregnancy, it is common for the rectus abdominus, or six pack muscles, to be separated away from the midline (rectus diastasis). This leaves a sagging appearance that can also cause pain, weakness and discomfort, as these muscles are stretched and separated and can hardly be used. They may also allow the intestines to bulge through, known as a hernia.
Diastasis recti repair surgery seeks to repair these damaged muscles by restoring them to their former placement and strengthening them for use. This procedure is often part of an abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) surgery, which includes removing excess fat and skin from the abdomen. Dr. Erez Dayan performs this surgery for functional reasons when the rectus abdominus muscles cause medical complications from their separation, or for cosmetic reasons as part of a tummy tuck or mommy makeover surgery.
Abdominal Muscles Repair in Reno/Tahoe, NV
Patients desiring a diastasis recti repair for their overstretched abdominal muscles should wait a few months after completing delivery to allow for total healing. The muscles can heal and repair themselves to some degree on their own, especially with exercise and/or physical therapy. Only when you are completely healed should you consider diastasis recti repair surgery.
Dr. Dayan will meet with you in a private consultation to explain the options available with this surgery. At that time, you may wish to explore a full abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery or a mommy makeover. You will be provided all the information and answers to your questions to make an informed and confident decision.
Contact the Reno/Tahoe office of Avance Plastic Surgery Institute today, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Dayan to discuss diastasis recti repair surgery or other options.