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robynarp
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I have diastasis recti and am very frustrated cause I cannot get rid of the pouch. How invasive the the surger? should i find a phys therapist 1st?
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scottkinfw


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Southlake, TX
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September 3, 2009 7:02 PM

A physical therapist won't help. The whole thing about a diastasis recti is that the strength layer that acts like girdle is stretched. Therapy won't "un-stretch" it.
Tummy tuck is very (more)
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drgrossman


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New York, NY
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September 1, 2009 7:15 PM

If you have extra skin, then have a tummy tuck (either a full one or brazilian).
If your skin is in good condition, you can have an endoscopic repair of diastasis.
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AaronStoneMD


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LOS ANGELES, CA
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September 1, 2009 2:59 PM

Diastasis recti (separation of the 2 central abdominal muscles) is never amenable to diet or exercise. It is more common after the inherent stretching of pregnancy especially if the muscle (more)
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