Diastasis Recti Repair Surgery

Repair your core muscles and regain a flat belly.

Procedure Time
4 -5 Hours
General Anaesthesia
Recovery Period
14 days
1 Day
Stitch Removal
7 Days Post-op

What is Diastasis Recti?

Rectus Diastasis refers to the abdominal separation or abdominal midline weakness, or the abdominal muscle gap. What this means is the belly actually sticks out when the space between the right and the left belly muscles starts widening and it leads to the bulge. 

It is more commonly observed in ladies post pregnancy or those who experience huge fluctuations in their weight. Some other causes are genetic or idiopathic and it may happen to any individual regardless of their age group and even men may develop the condition as well.

Very often, diastasis recti can be linked with development of an umbilical hernia, which is a medical condition and can be covered under your medical insurance.

Who Needs Diastasis Recti Repair Surgery?

The Diastasis recti repair surgery is a surgical procedure pretty similar to abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) as it involves bringing the separated abdominal muscles together. The surgery does not just address the functional aspects, but it also enhances the body aesthetically by restoring its natural contours. 

Diastasis Recti treatment is recommended for individuals who:

  • Wish to regain their flat belly by getting rid of the abdominal bulge
  • Experience chronic hip or back pain because of weak core muscles
  • Face the onset of hernias 
  • Face digestive discomfort
  • Struggle with urinary incontinence and pelvic floor instability

Different Types of Diastasis Recti Condition

Surgical Method For Diastasis Recti Repair

During the surgical procedure for Diastasis recti treatment, the anatomical structure of the abdominal wall is restored by bringing the fascia and muscles back into midline. It helps give the patient’s back the necessary support it requires. After the correction of the abdominal wall, the entire core gets the proper support and it starts its normal function, alleviating any associated symptoms as well.


Besides abdominal wall repair, the procedure may also include liposuction as well as excess skin removal for enhancing the procedure’s aesthetic outcome. 

It may require an extended incision beyond what may be needed for a typical abdominal lifting for simultaneously treating both the areas. Just like the case with overall abdominal lifting, shape or location of the belly button can also be improved while a wider liposuction area can lead to a better and more complete result.

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