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How Do I Know if I Have Torn Abdominal Muscles?

I have 2 kids - ages 4 and 2, both delivered via c-section. After 2 pregnancies, my belly is never the same, although I've always had a little pooch -... READ MORE

Skinny Girl Tummy Tuck?

I am 5'4 and weigh 120lbs. I live in Orange County, CA. I work out 1.5/hrs. 5 days a week. I have had 3 pregnancies but have muscle separation and... 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

How to You Know if Your Abdominal Muscles Are Split?

I had a twin pregnancy that went to 39 weeks and a C section delivery. I weighed 226 at delivery (starting at 204) and have since gained weight back... READ MORE

Can You Have Multiple Tummy Tucks?

I was told can only have a tummy tuck done once. I only have one child and I plan to have more but I have been having alot of discomfort with... READ MORE

Alternative To Tummy Tuck With Muscle Repair? (photo)

I'm 29 5'4 125 lbs. Have two pregnancies 16 months apart the second pregnancy was twins. I have 3 finger speration of my stomach muscles. I... READ MORE

What is Causing This Upper Abdominal Bulge 8 Months Post TT? (photo)

After full TT in Apr/11 I have had a bulge (spongy to touch) just above my BB. PS said it was swelling and ab muscles did not reseperate. Long story... READ MORE

Did Tummy Tuck Fail? (photo)

Im five weeks post op. from full tummy tuck. i had a five inch gap in my muscles. my stomach never looked flat after the surgery. its always had a... READ MORE

Belly Button Misaligned After Tummy Tuck- Options? (photo)

I had surgery 4 weeks ago and my Dr said it was the worst case of muscle separation he has seen in 17 yrs (over 6 inches). He said that my rt side was... READ MORE

11 Months Post Partum What is Wrong with my Stomach? (photo)

I had a baby last december, gained 23 pounds, all belly. I am a very physically fit person, before baby had a six pack. My stomach still has a weird... READ MORE

Muscle Separation After Tummy Tuck?

I had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift on 2/23/09. I am currently 6 weeks post-op. So far, I am extremely happy with my results, but I do have one... READ MORE

47 Yo Male. Had Umbilical Hernia Repaired 5+ Yrs Ago. Abdominal Muscles Now Separating. Next Step? (photo)

I'm in good physical shape. Frequently lift 100+ pounds in my job. Train in martial arts seminars as time allows. I'm finding that when doing situps... READ MORE

Colon Surgery 20 Years After Tummy Tuck

20 yrs ago, I had tummy tuck, my stomach was nice & flat.. 5 months ago, I had a colon resection, vertical incision & now my stomach sticks... READ MORE

What Will Result of 20lb Weight Loss After Abdomnoplasty Be? (photo)

Right now I am about 5'9 and 176lbs. I was 285lbs, lost 120lbs. Then I got pregnant, gained again, which now is basically gone. I had a lot of loose... READ MORE

Do I Need a Tummy Tuck to Get the Flat Abs That I Have Been So Desperately Trying to Get for the Past 6 Months? (photo)

I eat right, work out 5 days a week and my stomach always sticks out and no definition. I love the rest of my body but having 2 kids really put a toll... READ MORE

I Want to Repair my Separated Abdominal Muscles and Umbilical Hernia, but No Scar?

Umbilical Hernia and Separated Abd Muscles (due to strong lower back pain) after LAST c-section, but not having excess of or loosen skin. I am on my... READ MORE

How Soon Can I Get my Muscle Divarication Repaired After Childbirth? (photo)

I am 5 2", 138lbs. Hour glass shape body, love working out and eating healthy. These pictures Taken are me 5 days after childbirth of my 4th child. My... READ MORE

Panniculectomy, Hernia Repair & Muscle Separation. Wouldnt That Be Similar to a Tummy Tuck? (photo)

I have a set of twins who are almost 3 years old. I gained 53 lbs with my pregnancy, & lost ALL of it within 10 days of delivery.I now have a... READ MORE

My OBGYN said he could not sew my muscles back together after my c-section. Can I carry another child? Do I need surgery?

He said my muscles were too far apart and that they must have separated during my pregnancy (after my first c-section). I do recall after that first... READ MORE

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