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Am I a Candidate for Diastasis Recti Repair?

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Diastasis Recti, a condition where the large abdominal muscles separate, can be a source of physical discomfort and self-consciousness for many. HMS Plastic Surgery in Miami, led by renowned surgeons, offers comprehensive solutions for individuals looking to address this issue. This blog post will discuss what Diastasis Recti is, how to identify if you have it, and whether you might be a candidate for Diastasis Recti Repair.

Understanding Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti typically occurs when the right and left sides of the rectus abdominis (your “six-pack” muscles) spread apart at the body’s midline. Common causes include significant weight changes, pregnancy, and certain exercises that can strain the midsection. Symptoms can range from a noticeable bulge in the belly to lower back pain, constipation, and urinary incontinence.

Signs You May Have Diastasis Recti

Understanding whether you have Diastasis Recti involves checking for a gap between your abdominal muscles. Common indicators include:

  • A visible bulge or “pooch” in your abdomen, especially when straining or lifting.
  • A feeling of weakness or instability in your core.
  • Lower back pain or pelvic discomfort.
  • Difficulty performing everyday activities due to a lack of abdominal support.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s essential to consult with a professional for a proper diagnosis.

Am I a Candidate for Diastasis Recti Repair?

Ideal candidates for Diastasis Recti Repair at HMS Plastic Surgery include individuals who:

  • Have a significant separation of the abdominal muscles causing physical discomfort or aesthetic concerns.
  • Are in good physical health and have realistic expectations about the surgery’s outcomes.
  • Have completed their families, as future pregnancies can reverse the results of the repair.
  • Are not significantly overweight, as excess fat can affect the surgery’s effectiveness and results.

It’s crucial to have a detailed consultation with a surgeon at HMS Plastic Surgery to determine your suitability for the procedure. During this consultation, your medical history, physical condition, and cosmetic goals will be discussed to ensure Diastasis Recti Repair is the right choice for you.

What to Expect from Diastasis Recti Repair

Diastasis Recti Repair, also known as abdominal rectification, involves a surgical procedure where the separated muscles are brought back together, restoring the abdominal wall’s strength and appearance. The surgery typically involves:

  • An incision, usually along the lower abdominal region, through which the muscles can be accessed and repaired.
  • Suturing of the weakened central ridge (linea alba) to bring the muscles back to their original position.
  • Removal of any excess skin or fat, if necessary, to enhance the contour of the abdomen.

The team at HMS Plastic Surgery ensures that each patient receives personalized care tailored to their specific needs and goals, providing a comprehensive approach to recovery and results.

Learn More About Regaining a Confident Mid-Section in Miami

If you’re experiencing symptoms of Diastasis Recti and are looking for a solution, Diastasis Recti Repair at HMS Plastic Surgery in Miami might be the answer. With a team of experienced surgeons and state-of-the-art facilities, HMS Plastic Surgery provides expert care to help patients regain confidence and comfort. Contact HMS Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation and find out if Diastasis Recti Repair is right for you.

Posted on behalf of HMS Plastic Surgery

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Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154

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