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How Is a Tummy Tuck Done?

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Updated June 23, 2014

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The diastasis recti is repaired.
Tummy Tuck Plication

Tummy Tuck Plication of Rectus Diastasis

Photo © Millicent Odunze, M.D., M.P.H.
A diastasis recti is a separation of the abdominal muscles at the midline of the body. If a diastasis recti is present, this is repaired by suturing the rectus abdominal muscles together at the midline. This step can be thought of as creating an internal corset.

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