Diastasis recti is a functional condition which often has negative repercussions on the patient’s appearance.
Diastasis recti leads to the development of an abnormally large belly even if the patient is not overweight and has no other cosmetic issues. In such a scenario, plastic surgery to the abdomen is sufficient to restore the patient’s former silhouette.
Diastasis recti, however, is often accompanied by other conditions, such as fat deposits, abdominal apron or keloids, which require treatment during the same surgical session to enhance the structural procedures performed and give a complete result. In the absence of diastasis recti, there may be other imperfections or sagging of surface layers of the skin, to be treated individually. Hanging abdomen or abdominal apron in formerly obese patients, subcutaneous fat deposits and outcomes of previous surgeries requiring correction can be treated and resolved by abdominoplasty, mini-abdominoplasty or liposculpture.