Diastasis recti repair, I wonder why my belly does not look flat, this is normal? (Photo)
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The rectus tightening will not replace holding in your tummy with your muscles, or core strength.
If by your waist line you mean the narrowest part in the outline of your torso from the front, it is not unusual to have this be different due to differences in your skeleton from side to side and top to bottom. It does not come from your surgery, generally speaking.
Did you have a mini abdominoplasty too that resulted in the "float" of you belly button? That is what I am guessing.
You still look early after surgery. Let the healing progress and talk about what expectations are in line with the surgery that you had at your next visit with your surgeon.
Don't put a book inside your compression garment. It could harm the skin, leave a funny dent in your tissues and it will not make your stomach flatten.
No evidence of any problems after liposuction and diastasis repair.
Diastasis repair - my stomach is not flat!
- You are still swollen - it will take at least 6 months to see your final result.
- Please do not put anything under your compression garment -
- The book or any other object will not improve your final result.
- If you cannot reach your surgeon by phone, contact the office and ask to speak to his nurse or ask to be given his email so your questions can be answered.
- Your surgical fee includes your post-operative care -
- Surgeons have a legal duty to provide it.
- That said, going out of state although common does make recovery a more anxious time.
- So contact with your surgeon is important.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
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