Pregnancy and childbirth can be hard on your body; changes in weight and
physical size can have lasting effects that diet and exercise may not
fully address. A
tummy tuck procedure removes excess skin from the abdomen, while also repairing or tightening
the muscles of the abdominal wall. Dr. Yarish can perform a quick evaluation
of your body and your health to determine whether this plastic surgery
option is right for you.
Pregnancy and Diastasis Recti
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles are stretched and strained by
the growing size of the fetus and uterus.
Diastasis recti is a common result of this stretching, which occurs when the space between
the right and left abdominal muscles widens. Even after giving birth,
this space does not decrease, which causes the abdominal area to remain
lax and extended. Because diastasis recti can only be resolved via surgery,
no amount of toning exercises or further weight loss will improve the
appearance of the abdomen.
Addressing Diastasis Recti
with a Tummy Tuck
During tummy tuck surgery, your plastic surgeon removes excess skin and
fat from the stomach area. If you are suffering from diastasis recti,
he can also correct this condition by repairing and repositioning the
abdominal muscles during surgery. After your surgery, maintaining a healthy
regimen of balanced meals and physical activity can help you maintain
the results so you can enjoy your pre-baby body as you watch your family
continue to grow.
Are you looking to reclaim your pre-baby body? Dr. R. Scott Yarish, M.D.
specializes in plastic surgery for the face and body, including tummy
tuck, breast augmentation, and laser vein therapy in Houston for new mothers.
You can find out more about
our med spa and the treatments we offer on our website or by calling (713) 467-0146
for personalized information.