Pregnancy causes pressure on the belly, which in turn causes the muscle in front of it to lose its shape. When this happens, the muscle is considered as separated and often it does not go back to its original state after birthing. Instead the condition may worsen, leaving the person with belly sticking out and losing it would be a difficult task.
As the muscle tears, the uterus, bowels and other organs have only a thin band of connective tissue in front to hold them in place. This is when vaginal delivery gets difficult too.
How to get the muscles back together?
When the muscles of the stomach is torn apart, getting it back in place and making the tummy smaller might be a bit of a task. Hence, muscle divarication repair can be done.
During muscle divarication repair, the muscles of the stomach that are separated will be sewn back together. From here, the muscles that have been sewn together will continue to join itself naturally over time.
Once the divaricated muscles are repairs, any remaining excess skin around the belly can be removed to have a tighter belly without the belly sticking out.
What to expect from the procedure?
The procedure is done under general anesthesia. Scars are expected from the procedure but the plastic surgeon will use a technique to ensure it is hidden as much as possible, and the scars will be able to heal on it’s own over time.