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What is Rectus Diastasis?

  Knowing about Rectus Diastasis and your postpartum recovery by: Robert Kessler, MD - Plastic Surgeon, Newport Beach CA The main muscles in the abdominal wall are called the Rectus Abdominus muscles. These muscles run from the rib cage to the pubic bone and define the contour of the abdomen. The muscles are segmental and in thin, athletic individuals they are seen through the skin as the classic “six pack”. These muscles run together in the center of the abdominal wall and are surrounded by a tissue layer called the Rectus Fascia. This is a fibrous structure which holds the muscles in...

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