Many women who have had children notice that they just can’t seem to restore the flat appearance of their tummy, no matter how much work they put in at the gym or how well they eat. The reason why traditional forms of weight loss do not provide these women with the results they are looking for is because the problem plaguing their tummy is not just excess fat.
During pregnancy, the rapid growth that occurs in the abdominal area places a large amount of strain on the abdominal muscles. This strain can cause the muscles to separate, which results in the formation of a noticeable stomach pooch. This issue is known as diastasis recti. Because the source of this issue is the abdominal muscles, the only way to address the problem is by surgically tightening the muscles.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Christopher Newman can perform a tummy tuck to surgically tighten the abdominal muscles and remove any excess tissue in the area, creating a flat and toned abdomen. If you are suffering from diastasis recti, contact our office to schedule a consultation for your tummy tuck.