Saturday, November 28, 2015

What is an Abdominoplasty?

I'm 19 days away from my Abdominoplasty! (Also known as an Extended Tummy Tuck)

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
  1. The "before" photo with markings of where incisions will be made.
  2. The two flaps on the bottom right and left of the belly button are cut and lifted in order to reveal the abdominal muscles.
  3. The umbilical hernia and diastasis recti are repaired. The surgeon will literally sew my abdominal muscles back together. 
  4. The two flaps will be pulled down to the lateral incision, then removed completely (hooray!) 
  5. 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. 

19 days!!!


  1. I wish it was magic but the outcome is so worth it. I'm really looking forward to 6 weeks from now when the swelling has gone down and the pain is really gone. Thanks for all the support.
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