dr. J. VANDEPUTTE

Plastic Surgery

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abdominal muscle correction

On the midline of the abdomen a weak line running from the pubis to the chest may develop when the attachment between the straight muscles on both sides of the midline gets stretched. Pregnancy is the most common source of this condition, but a weak midline may also occur spontaneously in both women and men. The waist becomes enlarged. The weaker effect of the muscles causes hollowing of the lower back. When abdominal muscle exercises are performed, a bulge on the midline becomes apparent.
By an endoscopic operation the muscles can be repositioned in the midline. The incisions are made in the umbilicus and on the border of the pubic hair. The scars are small and usually inconspicuous. This operation requires general anaesthesia and at least an overnight hospital stay.
It may be combined with liposculpture and/or an abdominoplasty.