I live in Houston and I'm currently unemployed with no health insurance. I have the worst diastesis recti gap and this makes my life miserable. I have been unable to wear the clothes I used wear because I still look very much pregnant. My daughter is 6 years old now and I still look like I'm 6 months pregnant! After researching for years it's becoming so hard to get done! Please if anybody knows how I can get done in a way I can afford it please let me know!! Someone please advise!
Please Help Diastesis Recti?
Doctor Answers 3
Rectus diastasis and tummy tucks
Women frequently have a separation of their stomach muscles from child bearing or weight fluctuations. I love to repair the diastasis because it is instant flat tummy! (It is very gratifying for surgeon and for the patient.) Then you can remove all that excess skin by completing the tummy tuck. Insurance won't pay for a tummy tuck and it is unlikely for the rectus diastasis repair. But the results can be worth the cost. Imagine not tucking your tummy into your pants any more!
Repair for diastasis recti
Hi - I have had patients similar to what you describe be very happy with a diastasis repair. Even if you have insurance, it is the rare case that actually gets covered for functional reasons, so if you are seriously thinking about having this repaired, I would seek the opinion of more than 1 plastic surgeon to see what the pricing would be for just a diastasis repair vs a full tummy tuck.