Diastasis Recti + Tummy Tuck

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At What Point is Surgery Necessary for Split Abdominal Muscles?

After my last c-section i noticed my stomach always sticks out to the point where i look about 3 months pregnant. As it turns out, my muscles are... READ MORE

10 Wks After Hernia Repair and "Tightening" Things Up from Diastasis, Still Have Swelling, Normal?

I had diastasis, umbilical and ventral hernia. I had follow up a week later and general surgeon said my pregnancy stretched and weakened abdominal... READ MORE

Umbilical Float or Full Tummy Tuck for High Belly Button?

I am 110lbs, 5'4" and had twins. I now have a hernia, diastasis, low c-section scar and only a small amount of skin ABOVE my belly button (bb). I... READ MORE

When Should You Have Surgery for Diastasis Recti?

My MRI WO/W contrast findings: 1. There is a mild diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle, by approximately 2cm. However, there is no herniation of... READ MORE

Can Plastic Surgeon Do Diastasis Recti Repair with a Hernia in One Surgery?

I had three children and have a Diastasis Recti along with umbilical hernia. I was told I needed to have a surgeon and plastic surgeon work on my... READ MORE

Diastasis After Tummy Tuck 2 Years Ago?

After having two children, I had a full tummy tuck 2 years ago to repair my stomach muscles and remove excess skin. After thinking I had an umbilical... READ MORE

How Can I Fix my Diastasis Recti?

It's been 11 months since giving birth to my first child, and though the gap between my abdominal muscles has improved over the months, it's... READ MORE

Why is Diastasis Recti Repair Not Covered by Insurance?

If I ripped any other muscle in my body, it would be covered by insurance. Why is this not? It's not simply cosmetic. I have an extremely large... READ MORE

Will Insurance Cover Tummy Tuck For Diastasis Recti?

I keep reading that Diastasis Recti does not cause pain but when I do push ups or bend over for more than a few seconds there is a ton of pain in my... READ MORE

Diastasis - I Look 6 Months Pregnant After 4 Children

I look heavily pregnant after 4 children- the youngest child is 5. Can anything other than a full tummy tuck help me? I cannot afford the time for a... READ MORE

Is Diastasis Recti Repair Covered by Insurance?

I have 2 children, both via C-section. I have a 3-4 finger width separation between abdominal muscles. It is very uncomfortable, especially after i... READ MORE

When is It Okay to Start Exerciing After Ventral Hernia/diastasis Repair? (photo)

I am 4 1/2 wks. post op. & feeling more like myself again. Still notice that I do get winded easily..When is it okay to begin exercising &... READ MORE

Will I Be Able to Do Ab Exercises, Etc. After Tummy Tuck Heals?

I have diastasis recti and lots of wrinkly loose skin from having 3 large babies. Before the kids I did extremely taxing ab routines of 40-60 minutes... READ MORE

Can my Abdominoplasty Be Done Primarily Through my Belly Button?

After a twin pregnancy (I stayed in shape and have gotten back my prepreg weight) I have relatively severe diastasis recti and a herniated belly... READ MORE

Can I Do Heavy Weight Training 8 Weeks Post Op?

I’m a male and a former hockey player/bodybuilder. I had an umbilical hernia repaired and abdominoplasty to fix diastasis. I want to get back into h... READ MORE

Pros and Cons of Permanent Vs. Dissolvable Sutures for Diastasis?

I'm concerned and "creeped out" by the idea of permanent sutures for diastasis and would like to be more informed about dissolvable... READ MORE

Does Insurance Cover for Umbilical Hernia and Diastasis Recti? I Need a Full Tummy Tuck but Wanted to Do It at the Same Time.

I need a full tummy tuck for excess skin and stretch marks due to having 3 kids but I think this is due to separation of my weak muscles that also... READ MORE

Mesh Support for Recurrent Diastasis?

Has anyone here worked on a recurrent diastasis using mesh (what kind recommended?) to support the re-plication of that diastasis? If not mesh, what... READ MORE

NHS General Surgeon Refuses to Repair my Diastasis Recti Because It Will Create More Problems for Me Than Its Worth- True?

I have a big gap between my muscles after having children. My abdominal area is weak and i cant carry heavy without feeling pain.I suffer from lower... READ MORE

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