As I discussed before, my procedure will fix three major abdominal concerns: my diastasis recti, umbilical hernia, and excess skin caused by my two 10 pound pregnancies.
This image gives 5 different graphics for a typical Abdominoplasty with a diastasis recti repair:
|Typical Abdominoplasty or Extended Tummy Tuck|
- The "before" photo with markings of where incisions will be made.
- The two flaps on the bottom right and left of the belly button are cut and lifted in order to reveal the abdominal muscles.
- The umbilical hernia and diastasis recti are repaired. The surgeon will literally sew my abdominal muscles back together.
- The two flaps will be pulled down to the lateral incision, then removed completely (hooray!)
- My new belly button will arrive safely in my new midsection.
The surgeon will be able to use the same incision as my previous C-sections. I may also have an additional vertical incision to remove additional excess skin if necessary. The recovery will be very similar to my C-sections except I won't be nursing an infant or dealing with a roller coaster of post pardom hormones.