Can the linea alba be shortened without surgery? (e.g. via exercise, and if not, what it the missing mechanism?)
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Can exercise reduce a rectus diastasis?
Think of the linea alba and the lower abdominal skin like a older rubberband. Each time you stretch it, there is less and less recoil.
Lucky for you, it sounds like your skin quality is pretty good and the distance between your muscles has decrease. Unfortunately it is unlikely to totally return to your pre-pregnancy position even with exercise.
Regarded the inevitability of a tummy tuck, in the end it is totally your choice.
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