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    Default Has anyone had surgery to fix separated stomach muscles?

    Mine are about 3 finger widths apart. I am nottoo overweight, I could definitely stand to lose some weight but I also have a lot of excess skin on my stomach. Other than my stomach I'm pretty okay with my body but I think my stomach is disgusting and it really depresses me. My youngest is almost 2 and I've read that it's now too late to fix the separation with a physio/pilates. So I'm thinking about surgery one day. We're not going to have any more kids.
    I know it can be covered as reconstructive but that you may also have to pay a bit out of pocket. Does anyone know any more? Or has anyone had the surgery - what was recovery like?

    TIA.

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    Default Has anyone had surgery to fix separated stomach muscles?

    Definitely look at doing it , even if you just have the consultation with a general surgeon or other specialist that way you will have all the information you need to make a decision for yourself. If your unhappy and your not having anymore bubs its worth looking at

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    I had planned to have to it done but fell pregnant by accident so won't be able for a few more years now.
    Anyway it was going to cost me about $5000 out of pocket, this is after medicare and private health rebates, but i was going with a private surgeon - costs will vary depending. In my state it can be done free through the public system but waiting lists can be long and you don;t get to choose who does it (and for such a major surgery i wanted to pick my surgeon). To get the rebates your youngest child needs to be 12 months or older and it needs to be considered medically necessary (which yours would be most likely).
    I was told recovery is very tough and about 6-8 weeks long. I was advised i had to have someone around for the first few weeks, it is major surgery.
    Best thing to do is make an appointment and talk to someone about it, good luck.

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    Default Has anyone had surgery to fix separated stomach muscles?

    I have ordered an excercise DVD called Lose Your Mummy Tummy which utilises the tupler technique. They claim it is never too late to close your abs.

    I was asked the other day if I was pregnant with my first. I was too shocked and upset to correct them

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    I havent had the surgery but just wanted to say i have this problem too and have also ordered lose your mummy tummy book. My gap is about 6cm and i have had 4 people
    ask if i am pregnant and i am now very selfconscious. Anyway, i cant wait to get the book and try the exercises.
    Would like to hear from other people about the surgery though.

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