Tuesday, March 26, 2013

diastasis recti

I wanted to talk about the medical condition I had that was repaired during this surgery. I had what is called diastasis recti. According to wikipedia Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) is a disorder defined as a separation of the rectus abdominis muscle into right and left halves. Normally, the two sides of the muscle are joined at the linea alba at the body midline.
So doing abdominal exercises or dropping weigh is not going to fix this, not at the severity I have. I have a 3-4 inch separation. thank you big babies. I have been having a lot of back pain in general and when exercising because my muscle are not functioning the way they are supposed. During my abdominoplasty Dr. Robbin pulled those muscle back to where they should be and sewed them back into place. Now after having them repaired and as soon as my healing period in  have a clean abdominal slate to work with. How awesome. I can now exercise to strengthen my weakened muscle and have it be effective. I can now work my body to be the healthiest and fittest it can be. So if this is a problem you have I think it definitely worth looking into.


  1. great post Kati. This explained the problem and the procedure very well. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. thanks. I wanted to point out that the procedure is not just cosmetic.


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