If a diastasis recti is present, this is repaired by suturing the rectus abdominal muscles together at the midline of the abdomen. A diastasis recti
is a separation of the abdominal muscles at the midline of the body. In a mini tummy tuck, only the stretched muscles below the belly button are fixed. The area above the belly button is not exposed. If there is a diastasis recti present above the belly button, then a full tummy tuck, not a mini tummy tuck, is the appropriate procedure. Your plastic surgeon will advise you as to which procedure is appropriate for you during your initial consultation.