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Tummy tuck required to fix diastasis recti?

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Go see a general surgeon. The scar will be vertical down the middle but will be pencil thin and fade. My dr is removing the excess skin and pulling it tight after the repair. Let me know if you have any questions and I can update you. Surgery postponed to July 20th.

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You do not have to have a tummy tuck! I am having this surgery next week! Small hernia removed, diastasis repair with reinforcement facshia inserted. No fat removed( boo) but it can be done!
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what sort of surgery are you having? i have severe diastisis and look terrible. thank you, michele satori17@yahoo.com
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I agree 100% that you do not have to have a tummy tuck! Diastasis can be repaired by a series of massages performed by therapists skilled in post partum massage. We are 100% successful in bringing the two sides of the rectus together and then teach the mom exercises to strengthen them. The cost? Around $500. Down time? None! Cutting? NONE The only thing we cannot take care of is if there is a huge amount of excess skin. WHY HAVE SURGERY?!
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as a massage therapist who has specialized in prenatal and post-partum massage for nearly 18 years, one does NOT have to have a tummy tuck to bring the two sides of the stomach muscles back together!! The excess skin removed perhaps, but we have perfected a massage series that is 100% successful returning the muscles to their pre-pregnant position. Ask a surgeon for advice and you will get what they do best as an answer...surgery!!
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Where can I get info on this massage series and someone to do it in NY? I have a 4 finger wide separation and look 8 months pregnant and I am 9 months postpartum. I had 2 boys close together (19 months apart) and I am 39 years old. I've been told I need corrective surgery and my doctor should have done something during my 3nd c-section. Negligence? I have severe pain in my hips when sleeping in bed and pain when walking. Its getting worse and I know that these muscles being this separated cause damage to your core.
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Gosh, I wish you lived out here!! We have brought together such a split many times. Our series is a six session one, and sometimes it has taken a few more sessions than the six, but usually just six plus some exercises that we teach the moms. You might try looking up some prenatal massage therapists and see if they do any post-partum rehabilitation work. We had our work trademarked by the Department of Trademarks last year since we've perfected it over the 17 years we've been doing it. I would hope that other dedicated pregnancy therapists could certainly help you. I wish we could get the word out to EVERY new mom about this work; it would save alot of pain and money. Having said that, our work cannot shrink the excess skin but surgery is CERTAINLY not the only answer to fix diastasis recti as surgeons would have you believe!!!
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I have had private messages asking where we are located but when I clicked to respond, the website wouldn't let me! We are in Orange County, south of LA... This is our address: StressBusters 26548 Moulton Parkway, Suite D Laguna Hills, Ca. 92653 (949) 831-1988
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I have been diagnosed with diastasis. I have rec'd opinions from 3 plastic surgeons. One feels lipo and a tummy tuck will work. One wants to sew my abdominal wall together and do a tummy tuck. THe last one wants to put mesh over my abdominal wall and perform a tummy tuck. Which one is the best way??
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I am pregnant with my 3rd child and already have a 2 -3 inch diastasis and a lot of excess skin. I'm thinking about repairing the diastasis after giving birth. I've already had one c-section. If I have another is it possible to take care of the diastasis right after delivery or is it recommended to wait until the body has fully recovered?
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