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Q&A: My Rectus Diastasis is Wide and Dr. is Concerned the Stitches Won’t Hold, Should I be Concerned?


“Plastic surgeon concerned about the stitches holding it together. What are the chances of internal stitches not holding? Is there a way to triple stitch it or something to make sure it stays put? If it does not stay am I responsible for paying for this failed tummy tuck? Is there a way to reinforce it? I have a small umbilical hernia too but the General Surgeon would stitch it vs. using mesh. I might lose my belly button too…assuming he’d create a new one for me right? I had 2 babies csect.”, a RealSelf user asked.

“Thank you for posting appropriate pictures. You do seem to have rectus fascial diastasis as well as an umbilical hernia. Most plastic surgeons with expertise in this area will not find recurrence an issue and will address the umbilical hernia at the same time. In my practice, I involve general surgeons only if there is a complicating incarceration involving bowel. Otherwise a proper plication with permanent sutures as well as a hernia repair without mesh will likely work for you. At times I use the skin to be removed from the abdomen as a reinforcing mesh on the repair if the integrity is in question. Best of luck.”, advised Aristocrat’s certified surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani, M.D., F.A.C.S.

If you have more questions, or you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tehrani, please call us!

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