See I never knew I had bad muscle separation until I saw my surgeon as it really was covered by my fatty overhang that wouldn't budge. But my separation was bad, he fit his hand in the middle of my stomach!! That's great exercise has helped. My issue was the overhang. I cried about it all the time!!! So depressing!! While I still want to lose a few more kgs I am so so so much more happier now, huge scar and lots of pain later but still 1000% worth it!