Every year, many mothers come to Dr. Rose asking for a tummy tuck procedure. These women, who Dr. Rose will only operate on if they are done having children so that future pregnancies will not alter their results, are not always coming in for cosmetic reasons alone. Diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles, are one of the most common side effects of pregnancy. If you have had children and have an abdominal bulge that just won’t go away, it’s possible that you have diastasis recti, too. Fortunately, during a tummy tuck, Dr. Rose can stitch up separate abdominal muscles, so that your unwanted abdominal bulge goes away for good!
Why Is Fixing Diastasis Recti with a Tummy Tuck So Important?
Not being able to regain your pre-pregnancy body can be frustrating, and take a huge toll on a mother’s self-esteem. It can be especially frustrating for Corpus Christi women who are left with abdominal bulges because of diastasis recti, which can be experienced with not only one, but multiple pregnancies, too.
Not only are there aesthetic reasons for a mother to choose a tummy tuck to correct diastasis recti, but there are other sensitive, medical reasons, too. Diastasis recti can cause lower back pain, urine leaking, constipation, difficulty breathing, trouble moving and even hernias!
How Does Dr. Rose Fix Diastasis Recti During a Tummy Tuck?
First, Dr. Rose only recommends that Corpus Christ mothers get a tummy tuck if they are done having children, even if they do experience diastasis recti with their first pregnancy. Why? Dr. Rose cares about your long-term results and knows that women who have diastasis recti once are at risk of developing it again with future pregnancies. Second, other benefits of a tummy tuck, like removing unwanted, sagging skin, stretch marks and horizontal C-section scars from emergency C-sections can be null and voided out if a mother has a future pregnancy or pregnancies.
Third, Dr. Rose fixes diastasis recti by performing a tummy tuck incision, which is made below the bikini line, hip to hip, and removing any unwanted, sagging skin that you may have. He then stitches up your separated abdominal muscles, removing the unwanted “pooch” Corpus Christi mothers may have been carrying around with their post-pregnancy bodies, no matter how much they have dieted or exercised to get back to their pre-pregnancy look.
Are there Other Ways to Fix Diastasis Recti?
Some mothers who appreciate natural beauty have never considered cosmetic surgery and, even though they have an unwanted and uncontrollable bulge in their abdomen due to diastasis recti, look to alternatives before having a tummy tuck. While a small group of Corpus Christi women with separated abdominal muscles may have the condition naturally resolve itself within a year, or may attempt to speed up that process with physical therapy, a tummy tuck is the only proven medical way to repair diastasis recti.
Dr. Rose performs all of his tummy tucks to the highest standard. Whether you want to return to your pre-pregnancy body or compete for the cover of Sports Illustrated, Dr. Rose will plan and perform your surgery to the obtain the best cosmetic outcome
Consulting with Dr. Rose
If you’re a Corpus Christi mother who thinks she has diastasis recti, it’s worth consulting with Dr. Rose for a professional, medical opinion. You can set up an appointment with him today to discuss separated abdominal muscles and the possibility of a tummy tuck by calling (361) 651-1200.