Can You Heal Diastasis Recti Years After Childbirth?

Pregnant woman lying in bed sad of depression or having or sleep problem. Closeup of belly skin with dark line from pregnancy symptomGiving birth can jab at your self-confidence as it could affect the way you feel and look. If you’re suffering from a bulging stomach months or even years after postpartum, you could benefit from a diastasis recti repair at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery & Dermatology. 

What Is Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis recti is a common problem for women who are pregnant or postpartum. This condition happens when your ab muscles are stretched out from pregnancy, causing them to separate. When this happens, it could make your stomach stick out for months to years after you give birth. 

How to Treat Diastasis Recti?

While having diastasis recti may make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, rest assured that there are solutions for you. At Hillcrest Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, we offer a diastasis recti repair surgery aimed to restore your stomach and give it a flatter shape. This procedure may benefit you when exercising isn’t working to improve your physical appearance. 

Diastasis recti repair surgery works by giving you general anesthesia before making an incision in your lower stomach region. During this procedure, our highly experienced doctors will pull down the upper abdominal skin and trim the extra skin before stitching the remaining skin together. Then we will open a new belly button and stitch and place a bandage on the area. After surgery, you should expect to be unable to drive or do small activities for up to two weeks. 

Benefits of Diastasis Recti Repair

There are many benefits to getting diastasis recti repair surgery, including making your stomach appear flatter, improving posture, reducing urinary incontinence, alleviating stomach pains, reducing lower back pain, alleviating constipation, and giving you a stronger pelvic floor.

Schedule Your Diastasis Recti Repair Consultation Today!

Not sure if diastasis recti repair is right for you? Call Hillcrest Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Orlando, FL, at 407-999-2585 to schedule your consultation with one of our well-trained and experienced doctors, who will explain the process and determine whether you are a good candidate. Hillcrest Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is led by our well-educated and highly respectable doctors, Dr. Spence and Dr. Ovalle, who are dedicated to producing the best results and are passionate about making you feel confident in your body. 

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