After giving birth to twins, Erin just couldn't get her belly back. She ate right and exercised and had improved every other area, but she still had excess skin on her stomach. She was suffering from diastasis recti, a condition common after pregnancy. During pregnancy the stomach must stretch to accommodate the baby, and the muscles will often separate. The farther they go, the harder they are to bring back together, and sometimes it is impossible to correct without surgical intervention.
Dr. Drew Ordon of The Doctors performed Erin's surgery, which he calls the 2 for 1 Tummy Tuck. In the procedure, he laced together the two sides of the stomach muscles almost as if lacing a pair of shoes. Once the muscles were rejoined, he removed the extra skin and stitched her up.
Dr. Lisa Masterson suggests avoiding excessive weight gain while pregnant and exercising the abdominal muscles before getting pregnant to avoid diastasis recti while pregnant.
For some, their post baby belly can be corrected using a lipolysis procedure designed to remove the fat and tighten the excess skin. Laser lipolysis treatments like SmartLipo and SlimLipo are popular as are other technologies like Vaser Lipo. For less results but a procedure that's non-invasive, Zerona and Zeltiq are popular treatments as well. Speak to your doctor to find out which is best for you.