Frequently Asked Questions
Is Diastasis Recti Repair Permanent?
Yes, though, if a subsequent pregnancy occurs, then it can undo the repair. Some injuries and general age can also stress the repair. Generally though, as long as no pregnancies occur following muscle plication and you maintain a fairly stable weight, diastasis recti repair is permanent. Major weight gain or loss can complicate diastasis repair.
Can You Have A Tummy Tuck Without Muscle Plication?
Yes, though, most tummy tucks include muscle plication. In the cases it is unnecessary, the patient will usually present with extra skin and fat, but well defined muscle underneath. Overall, this accounts for less than half of tummy tuck surgeries.
What Happens If Diastasis Recti Goes Untreated?
Muscle separation is not inherently dangerous. However, if severe and/or left untreated, certain health problems can emerge. First off, people with diastasis recti are more prone to developing hernias. Secondly, back pain and similar chronic pain can surprisingly sometimes be traced back to muscle separation in the abdomen. The abdominal muscles help support the back and spine. When they loosen, this places more pressure on them.
Finally, incontinence can occur since the abdominal muscles play some part in helping the muscles in the extremities function. While not everyone with diastasis recti will experience these issues or it is not necessarily the root cause, it can improve them following surgical correction.
Can Repairing Diastasis Recti Help Health Problems?
Yes, not only can it alleviate any issues caused by muscle separation, but it also makes it easier to live a healthy lifestyle. With better support for your back and lower body, diastasis recti can help treat many areas of chronic pain as well as the issues mentioned above.
Do I Have To Have A Tummy Tuck To Fully Repair Diastasis Recti?
Not necessarily, though it is the most effective and nearly guaranteed way to fully repair diastasis recti. Muscle plication can be performed on its own or with procedures other than a tummy tuck. However, most patients will see the best results from undergoing a Sarasota tummy tuck with diastasis recti repair.
The Best Muscle Plication Surgery In Sarasota With Dr. Alberico Sessa
Dr. Alberico Sessa is a Florida cosmetic surgeon who has performed luxury surgery for over a decade. He frequently performs tummy tucks and other body contouring surgeries including liposuction, mommy makeover, and breast augmentation. Dr. Sessa works to achieve the patient’s ideal body and customizes each procedure to the individual patient. He provides the best diastasis recti repair Sarasota offers.
Sarasota Surgical Arts is a Florida Board of Medicine certified outpatient surgery center. Focused on addressing both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic needs, Sarasota Surgical Arts wants to help you take control of your body and achieve your ideal contours and results.
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