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Abdominoplasty for Severe Post-pregnancy Diastasis Rectus and Hernia Repair

I recently had a abdominoplasty with ventral...

I recently had a abdominoplasty with ventral hernia repair using muscle tightening and permacol.

I had the surgery to correct the massive diastasis rectus after having four very very large babies (over 10 pounds each). I am very fit and active and did not need any liposuction.

I had the procedure here in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Things are progressing normally I suppose, my belly button doesn't look great though, but I'm seeing the surgeon tomorrow to address this. I'm not sure if I'd recommend this, it is quite a lot pain to deal with.

My belly button isn't healing in my opinion. It's still quite pink and a bit weepy, but doesn't seem to be infected. my long scar seems fine, no pinkness, or weeping. Is this normal?

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Dr. Peter Hodgkinson

If your diastasis was as severe as mine, then yes. I didn't have the surgery for cosmetic reasons though.

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