Close Up of Female Belly Wearing White Midriff and Black BottomsEvery year, thousands of Phoenix women end up with separated abdominal muscles after their pregnancy. This painful side effect, also known as diastasis recti, is very common and with every pregnancy the chances a woman will experience it increases. If you are suffering from this frustrating condition, you might be wondering if Dr. Rod can help correct your muscles by performing a tummy tuck procedure. Keep reading as we explain the benefits of a tummy tuck at Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery, and how this plastic surgery procedure can help correct your diastasis recti.

But First, What Is Diastasis Recti?

Separated abdominal muscles, or diastasis recti, occurs when the two large parallel muscles in the middle of the abdomen do not return to their original position after being stretched during pregnancy. This leaves a space between the two muscles, which creates a visible bulge on the abdomen. This bulge can lead to pain for a lot of Phoenix women as it weakens the core muscles. In fact, many women who suffer from diastasis recti end up with a hernia, which is caused when a part of the intestines push through the space between the two muscles. When this happens, it can be even more painful and even lead to other medical problems.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

Most people have a general knowledge that a tummy tuck procedure provides a tighter, flatter abdomen, but they don’t necessarily know that separated abdominal muscles can be corrected during the procedure as well. For many Phoenix women who have diastasis recti, learning this important aspect of the tummy tuck procedure is what makes them decide to have the surgery. Not only do they get relief from their pain, but they also get the added benefit of getting rid of that excess skin that’s been hanging around since they had their baby.

To perform the tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Rod creates an incision in the bikini line. The length is determined by how much skin needs to be removed. This incision gives Dr. Rod access to the muscles, skin, and tissues that need to be corrected during the procedure. Many people are concerned about the length of the incision, but don’t worry – it will be very low on the abdomen and hidden by underwear or a bikini bottom.

Once the incision has been made, Dr. Rod will carefully correct diastasis recti by stitching together the abdominal muscles. This provides Phoenix women with a permanent fix for that post-baby bulge. After repairing the abdominal muscles, Dr. Rod will then remove the excess skin and fat from the abdomen. This is what gives his patents the flat, tight abdomen they deserve.

Dr. Rod Is Here To Help

Dr. Rod has been operating for almost 20 years, and he uses that experience to provide both  men and women with aesthetically-pleasing, natural results from their plastic surgery procedures.

If you’ve been suffering from diastasis recti and are ready to have relief (and a trimmer abdomen), call his office today at (623) 535-7050 to schedule your initial consultation.