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How Pregnancy Affects the Abdominal Muscles

Published on August 10, 2017 by

During pregnancy, you may have bigger things on your mind than the way your stomach looks. After pregnancy, many women may find that restoring their tummy to its pre-pregnancy appearance is much more difficult than they thought. Even after dieting and exercising for months, many women will still have a noticeable abdominal bulge.

In many of these cases, these women are unable to improve the appearance of their abdomen because they suffer from a condition known as diastasis recti. As the abdomen rapidly expands during pregnancy, it weakens and separates the abdominal muscles, causing diastasis recti.

Exercise cannot restore the strength of your abdomen – a tummy tuck procedure will need to be performed to tighten the abdominal muscles and create a stronger abdominal wall.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armand Simone can provide you with a flat and natural-looking abdomen that restores your comfort with your appearance. If you are suffering from diastasis recti, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

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