What can I do about diastasis recti? Sexy Abs After Childbirth

By Dr. Randy Rudderman
In Plastic Surgery Articles

Sexy Abs After Childbirth

Have you ever wondered why your abs haven’t bounced back after childbirth? Do you have a “pooch” that often has people questioning your pregnancy status? It seems no amount of diet and exercise help flatten your post pregnancy tummy. You could have diastasis recti which is muscle separation of the abdomen. Diastasis recti is very common, and two-thirds of women have this condition. This separation prevents you from having the washboard abs that you may have had pre-pregnancy.

Who is most likely to have Diastasis Recti?

  • Women who have had more than one child
  • Mothers who are over 35 years of age
  • Mothers who have had births with multiples twins, triplets, etc.
  • Mothers who have given birth to a larger child

Diastasis recti can be surgically repaired by abdominoplasty more commonly known as a tummy tuck.  Abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal wall that is flatter and firmer. Dr. Rudderman makes an incision at the pubic bone and works through it to remove excess fat, loose skin, and to tighten and reposition muscles. The incision is easily concealed under a bikini bottom, and scarring will fade over time. The results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, but maintaining a healthy weight is imperative.

Would I be a good candidate for tummy tuck?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be a good candidate for surgery.

  • Do you have loss of skin elasticity from pregnancy/ weight changes?
  • Do you still look pregnant and other people think you are?
  • Do you have a lower abdominal pooch?
  • Do you have fat deposits and loose skin that resists even the best diet & rigorous exercise?
  • Are you in good health and have realistic expectations?

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rudderman has helped thousands of patients with diastasis recti. One patient said, “Before my surgery, people asked me when my baby was due. I already had my babies! It was quite embarrassing. Now I feel confident to wear fitted dresses and bikinis.” With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Rudderman can help you look and feel your best after pregnancy!

 

 

Dr. Randy Rudderman

Dr. Randy Rudderman

Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta, focusing on the full range of aesthetic procedures – eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelifts and facial reconstruction, among others. He also has a distinguished career in the reconstructive surgery arena, including facial and breast reconstruction. He has worked as a key member of teams from several prestigious organizations – including the AO-ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) Foundation in Davos, Switzerland, and has conducted research at Case Western Reserve University Medical Centers, CWRU Engineering School, and NASA – producing breakthroughs in joining the science of facial biomechanics and reconstructive Plastic Surgery with rapidly evolving technological innovations.

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