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Diastasis Recti in Manchester and Cheshire

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Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti is a condition where the large abdominal muscles separate. This separation occurs in the rectus abdominis muscles, which are commonly known as the "six-pack" muscles. In Cheshire & Manchester diastasis recti is particularly common among pregnant women due to the increased tension on the abdominal wall from the growing uterus. However, it can also occur in men, infants, and non-pregnant women.

How DoesMuscle Separation Occur?

Muscle separation in diastasis recti typically results from an increased intra-abdominal pressure that the abdominal wall cannot withstand. In pregnant women, this pressure comes from the expanding uterus pushing against the abdominal wall and hormones that relax the connective tissue. In other cases, excessive abdominal exercises, rapid weight gain, or activities that place a lot of stress on the abdomen can lead to diastasis recti.

Can You Prevent Diastasis Recti?

With diastasis recti Manchester & Cheshire patients can work to prevent it using measures to manage intra-abdominal pressure. For pregnant women, this can include:

  • Performing exercises that strengthen the core muscles without overloading the rectus abdominis.
  • Using proper techniques when lifting objects or performing physical activities to avoid undue stress on the abdominal wall.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight gain during pregnancy as recommended by healthcare providers.

For the general population, avoiding excessive and improper abdominal exercises and maintaining a healthy body weight can help in preventing this condition.

How Can You RepairDiastasis Recti?

With diastasis recti Cheshire & Manchester patients can repair the condition through physical therapy or surgery:

  1. Physical Therapy: Initial management often includes physical therapy focusing on exercises that strengthen the core and pelvic floor muscles, improving posture, and teaching proper techniques for activities that involve the abdominal muscles.
  2. Surgical Repair: If physical therapy does not resolve the condition or if the separation is severe, surgical intervention might be recommended. This can include procedures like a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or a specific surgery to correct diastasis recti, which involves suturing the separated muscles back together.

Benefits ofDiastasis Repair Surgery

The benefits of diastasis recti repair surgery can include:

  • Improved core strength and stability.
  • Reduction in lower back pain, which can be exacerbated by the weakened core.
  • Improved urinary continence.
  • Enhanced cosmetic appearance by flattening the abdominal profile.
  • Improved posture.
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Does Emsculpt Work for Diastasis?

Emsculpt is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscle contractions. Emsculpt can strengthen abdominal muscles and reduce fat. In a study, it was shown that Emsculpt can help reduce the muscle separation by up to 10% in patients.

How Much IsDiastasis Recti Repair?

The cost to repair diastasis recti in Manchester & Cheshire can vary widely depending on the location, the extent of the surgery, and the specific procedures performed. In the UK, surgical repair is usually part of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure which is from £11500.

Is Diastasis Recti Repair the Same as Tummy Tuck Surgery?

While a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) often includes the repair of diastasis recti, it also involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen, which is not a part of the simple diastasis recti repair. Thus, a tummy tuck is a more extensive procedure that addresses both cosmetic and functional aspects of the abdomen.

Where Can I Get Diastasis Recti Repair?

Diastasis recti repair can be performed by Mr. Nassab consultant plastic surgeon during your Mummy makeover or tummy tuck procedure. Mr. Nassab offers diastasis recti repair in Manchester and Cheshire. You can book your consultation in our CLNQ clinic in New Jackson, Manchester or Knutsford, Cheshire.

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High intensity focused electromagnetic therapy evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging: Safety and efficacy study of a dual tissue effect based non‐invasive abdominal body shaping. Kinney et al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6585690/

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Consultations involve an in-depth discussion about your desired outcomes and planning bespoke solutions to address your concerns. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations in Cheshire and Manchester. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of care for our patients. Mr. Reza Nassab performs consultations and procedures in Knutsford, Cheshire, and Deansgate Square, Manchester. He operates in the exclusive boutique hospital in Wilmslow, Cheshire. This is a state-of-the-art facility providing the best in patient care. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations and minor procedures at CLNQ in Deansgate Square Manchester and Knutsford Cheshire.

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