How to fix the lower abdominal bulge

How to fix the lower abdominal bulge
How to fix the lower abdominal bulge
How to fix the lower abdominal bulge
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Please see this female who comes to our office for a consultation to see how to fix a lower abdominal bulge.

Cause of lower abdominal bulge

It depends on why the bulge is there in the first place. The differential diagnosis for a low abdominal bulge may include multiple factors. The first reason for a low abdominal bulge includes thinned out or stretched out abdominal muscles, termed muscle diastasis.

This occurs after massive weight gain or following pregnancy and will feel firm. It is literally caused by continuous pressure of the intra-abdominal contents, such as a baby, on the abdominal muscles.  This continuous pressure will thin them out and stretch them. Unfortunately, to fix the lower abdominal bulge through working out the muscles will only make them stretch further.

The second cause of a lower abdominal bulge is excess fat. Excess fat will present itself as a lower abdominal bulge that feels squishy to the touch. Finally, the lower abdominal bulge can be created by redundant skin that can be excessive and referred to as pannus.

Surgical Correction of lower abdominal bulge

This issue is best determined by the cause of the bulge. When the lower abdominal bulge is due to weakened abdominal muscles, then it can be corrected with muscle repair, called muscle plication. Muscle plication requires sewing of the abdominal muscles much like you would tighten up a corset or wear of a faja.

How to fix the lower abdominal bulge caused by excess fat? The answer is liposuction. Finally, how to fix a low abdominal bulge caused by skin redundancy? This can be fixed only by excision of the redundant skin and/or apron termed pannus.

Summary

To fix the lower abdominal bulge is best determined by the cause of the bulge. If you have a lower abdominal bulge and are wanting it fixed, I encourage you to make a complimentary consultation to have the bulge fixed.

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