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???????????????????????????Since you are no longer harboring a tiny human within your abdominal region, there is no reason to look as though you are. But how to get rid of a baby bump after pregnancy? There's always weight loss – we're willing to bet that you probably gained a few pounds during your pregnancy. Unfortunately, the titular "baby bump" isn't necessarily fat. Some of it might be, but there is a post-delivery event called diastasis recti, or abdominal separation, that may be the real culprit.

Diastasis recti is more likely to occur after the delivery of a heavy baby, twins, multiple pregnancies or pregnancy during the mid-30s or older. This separation can cause the unfortunate aesthetic side effects, but may also lead to far more troubling conditions like back pain, compromised bladder control or the development of a hernia.

You may have thrown yourself into a pooch-correcting fitness routine, but if you're working with a trainer who doesn't know what he or she is doing, you could make the condition worse. It's actually possible to get diastasis recti from improper weight training, without ever having been pregnant! The only way to definitively correct the condition is through surgery.

Fixing a Post-Partum Paunch

A tummy tuck surgically repairs diastasis recti, leaving a tighter and firmer abdomen. In addition to strengthening your weakened abdominal muscles, you also have the benefit of excess skin removal.

There's no reason why you can't get your pre-pregnancy body back. A tummy tuck can work wonders on your self-confidence, and even correct other nagging conditions. Unfortunately, you'll lose the little shelf your baby sits on while you're holding her, but we're sure she'll get over it.

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