Your body undergoes massive and quick changes during pregnancy. The most significant alterations can be seen along the abdomen. To make room for your rapidly growing baby, the abdominal muscles begin to separate and the fibrous connective tissue expands. For many women, this process leaves their body changed even well after they have given birth.
Diastasis recti is the separation of abdominal muscles caused by weakened connective tissue between them that often develops during pregnancy. For some women, this creates the appearance of an abdominal pooch even after they have lost their extra baby weight. Your weakened abdominal contour can affect posture, which may lead to back pain.
Working Out Doesn’t Always Work
Women with abdominal separation may find little solutions in the gym. While there are a number of exercises designed to treat diastasis recti, the connective tissue cannot always be restored to the same elasticity it had prior to your pregnancy. Connective tissue, much like your skin, works similar to a rubber band that can be stretched but return to its original shape. However, just like a rubber band, connective tissue will reach a point where it has been stretched too much or for too long that it can no longer regain its original shape. No matter the effort you put into the gym and core exercises, you may not be able to regain elasticity in your connective tissue and skin.
A Tummy Tuck for Abdominal Restoration
If your belly lacks the tone and definition you desire following your pregnancy, a tummy tuck may be the ideal solution for you. Every tummy tuck procedure is tailored to the patient to treat their unique needs. Through an incision placed along the bikini line, a corset technique is used to stitch the abdominal muscles together.
In addition to restoring a toned and tight abdominal contour, excess skin is trimmed away from along the abdomen, which can restore overall firmness and improve the appearance of stretch marks in some patients.
Tummy tuck surgery can help restore your pre-baby body. For some women, their bodies look even better than before. For your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Nosti, please call 913.262.5014 or contact us online.