Repairing the muscles does give one a stronger abdominal core strength and in some patients can also help alleviate low back pain if that is due to muscle imbalances
Thank you for your questions. Muscle repair (tightening the rectus muscles together at the midline) significantly flattens the abdomen. Frankly, many of our patients we do is for this reasons mainly.
The reason people get tummy tuck is to look better. If you do not think that is your reason, you may not need this surgery after all.
Muscle repair is purely a cosmetic thing. Just like a tummy tuck. You should figure out why you're having a problem with that concept. Maybe cosmetic surgery is not for you.
Best of luck!
First it is important to understand that the muscle separation is not something correctable with exercise. It not only creates a flatter abdomen, but a more stable muscle layer. Since the loose skin and any localized fat can also not be corrected with exercise and diet, you should not feel guilty about a tummy tuck to look better!
Hi and thanks for your question. Muscle repair is an Intercal part of a tummy tuck operation. It is performed primarily to create a flatter abdomen. There are other indications for a tummy tuck which usually includes excess skin and fat. I would suggest that you see a very experienced surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and preferably a member of the American Society for a Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. That's my best advice after 30 years performing aesthetic plastic surgery. Best of luck!