Becoming a mother is a great experience. All the suffering a woman goes through while giving birth to her child is worth it. The instant a mother holds her baby in arms, the joy she feels overcomes all the pain and suffering during pregnancy. The female body undergoes several changes during and after pregnancy, but it returns to its original form after birth. But some women develop aesthetics and functional issues such as diastasis recti after pregnancy. 

This blog post discusses how diastasis recti can be cured using a tummy tuck procedure. 

What is Diastasis Rectus?

Diastasis rectus is an abdominal condition where the skin around the belly button sticks out. It happens due to an increase in the space between the right and left abdominal muscles. This issue can develop in both men and women, but pregnant women are more likely to develop it. As per the statistics of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about two-thirds of pregnant women experience diastasis recti.

Often, newborn babies also have diastasis recti, but it disappears over time. However, women who have more than one baby are more inclined to experience diastasis recti. Women over the age of 35 years and those who have carried a heavy baby or multiples, such as twins and triplets, are more likely to suffer from diastasis recti.

There are different ways to get rid of diastasis recti, but one of the effective options is abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery.

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How Does Tummy Tuck Help?

An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery is often used to fix diastasis recti. It is a surgical treatment where extra skin and fat are removed to give the abdomen a more desirable shape. Also, it aims to tighten and support the abdominal wall. The surgeon uses permanent sutures to connect the facia and treat diastasis recti. As a result, you get a smooth, flatter, and firmer abdominal region.

A full tummy tuck helps in:

  • Removing the extra skin on the tummy, which is a common symptom of diastasis recti.
  • Repairing the muscles
  • Restructuring the belly button for a natural belly contour.

As tummy tuck is a surgical option, there are side effects and downtime after the procedure. The success rate is relatively high if you find the right plastic surgeon for your treatment. The most qualified person for this procedure is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs the surgery, ensuring the scar is easily concealed.

Book an Appointment Now

If you are suffering from diastasis rectus, you should consider tummy tuck surgery to make your belly and body look perfectly sculpted. It will help you get rid of the unpleasant protruding stomach after pregnancy. The plastic surgeons at the Euromed® Clinic Center Dubai would love to guide you about the role of tummy tuck surgery in treating diastasis recti. For this purpose, you need to book your appointment now by calling us or filling the short online form below.