Can a Diastasis Recti Repair Be Undone?
- Asked by twilight2 in Morrisonville NY
- 3 years ago
Will my bowels return to normal? I still am having problems 8 weeks out. Very uncomfortable all the time. The muscles are not loosening at all. I am miserable.I can't eat well and now I am getting depressed. HELP!! How long will this last?
Diastasis recti repair
Certainly, it can be undone but are you prepared to go back to an apple shape or bulging belly like appearance. It may be first prudent for you to try to undertake a regimen of core strengthening excercises that will use your muscle tone to reinforce rather than fight the effects of the repair.
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/
Reversing a muscle repair is a rare request. Your discomfort 8 weeks after the tummy tuck is not uncommon though. Your muscle tightness can be addressed with more healing time to allow loosening of the rectus muscles. Often in their new position, the muscles can spontaneously spasm and best relieved with muscle relaxants or massage. This would be discussed with your plastic surgeon.
Undoing a Tummy Tuck Muscle Repair to Relieve Tightness
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