Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is an aesthetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the abdomen.
During a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, excess skin and fat are removed.
Rectus diastasis, or a separation of the rectus muscles, is also corrected.
This separation of muscles often occurs in pregnancy, and can also be seen with aging or weight gain and loss.
Rectus diastasis, or muscle repair, is performed by placing sutures in the connective tissue (fascia) overlying the abdominal muscles and bringing the muscles together.