Huge diastasis and umbilical hernia corrected during tummy tuck in Raleigh

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This 32 year old mother of two children has large pregnancies. Her obstetrician attempted to repair an umbilical hernia but was unsuccessful. After her last child- she went a full year with friends thinking she was still pregnant. She had had enough! She had a very large diastasis rectus or weakening of her abdominal wall and separation of her muscle . She also had an umbilical hernia. No amount of exercise would tighten her muscle. She underwent a full abdominoplasty with diastasis repair as well as hernia repair . Insurance does not pay for diastasis repair but her umbilical hernia was covered. Her tummy tuck also was considered cosmetic and not covered. Major improvement of her abdominal appearance and correction of her hernia was achieved in one operation. Umbilical hernias frequently co-exist with diastasis and can be fixed at the time of tummy tuck


WakeMed Hospital

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