Post Baby Belly: Fat or Diastasis Recti?

IMG 0890 Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy and childbirth. Did you know, though, that changes to the abdominal area may not just be baby fat but a condition known as diastasis recti? Dr. Kenrick A. Spence and Dr. Fernando Ovalle describe diastasis recti and how the issue can be repaired with surgical intervention. 

What is diastasis recti? 

Diastasis recti is a medical term used to describe torn abdominal muscles. This is a condition that can occur after pregnancy and childbirth. This problem cannot be remedied by lifestyle changes such as a more nutritional diet and increased exercise, making it a condition that needs to be addressed by a medical professional. In fact, in some cases, exercises that are not performed properly can actually make the condition worse and far more noticeable. 

This condition results in a split between each side of the rectus adbominis muscle. It may be referred to as split abs, torn abdominals, or abdominal separation. This condition is common in women who have had children as the muscles are often overstretched during pregnancy and leave behind a bulge where the muscles have separation. Luckily, diastasis recti repair is within reach with the team at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando, Florida. 

Diastasis recti repair 

With the help of Dr. Kenrick A. Spence and Dr. Fernando Ovalle, patients can combat this condition and feel more comfortable in their appearance following pregnancy and childbirth. If the abdominal muscles have been split due to pregnancy and childbirth, the long-term solution is diastasis recti repair at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery. This brings the muscles back into their proper place and can address the bulge in the stomach often associated with this condition. Women often feel more confident in baring their skin during swimsuit season after this procedure! 

Do you believe your body is impacted by diastasis recti? 

If you are in need of muscle repair following pregnancy and childbirth, Dr. Kenrick A. Spence and Dr. Fernando Ovalle can help. Contact the office of Hillcrest Plastic Surgery today by calling (407) 999-2585 to request an appointment. The office is located at 130 Hillcrest Street in Orlando, FL and accepts new patients for a hassle-free consultation visit!

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