Pregnancy is an incredible experience in so many ways, and the reward is well worth it. But the physical toll it can take on the body is severe. Although the body resolves most of the physical repercussions of pregnancy within the first postpartum months, some issues may remain, causing discomfort and frustration.
Diastasis recti, or the separation of abdominal walls, is extremely common in postpartum women. For some, the condition goes away within a couple of months following birth. But for others, it persists. Luckily, there is a way to get back to feeling like yourself postpartum and achieve diastasis recti repair once and for all!
What is diastasis recti?
“Diastasis” means separation and “recti” refers to the abdominal muscles called “rectus abdominis.” These muscles run vertically down your abdomen, and when you become pregnant, your uterus expands, pushing these muscles to the sides. Once you deliver your baby, the muscles can retract. Sometimes they remain stretched to the side, however, resulting in diastasis recti.
When this occurs, your belly may appear to stick out. This happens because the muscular wall is no longer constricting it. Unfortunately, diastasis recti repair is difficult with just diet and exercise alone.
Symptoms of diastasis recti
The abdominal muscles play a big role in posture. They help keep your body upright and your spine in line. Diastasis recti makes it so your muscles no longer support your weight properly, often resulting in pain in the lower back, pelvis, and hips. Along with these symptoms, you may also experience:
- A visible bulge or “pooch” protruding from the belly
- Difficulty lifting object
- Pain during sex
This condition is extremely common in post-partum individuals. Roughly 60% of new mothers have separation of the abdominal muscles, so diastasis recti repair is essential in providing relief.
EMSCULPT | Diastasis recti repair in Menlo Park
Luckily, Entre Nous Aesthetics offers a treatment with the ability to achieve diastasis repair in Menlo Park! EMSCULPT is a revolutionary, nonsurgical body contouring procedure that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to activate more muscle fibers than is physically possible through normal exercise.
Normal abdominal workouts involving flexion and extension can actually make diastasis recti worse. However, EMSCULPT contracts the muscles supramaximally, strengthening the core and eventually closing the gap between the muscles. One 28-minute session triggers around 20,000 muscle contractions, shrinking nearby fat cells and achieving diastasis recti repair!
The EMSCULPT process
When you come to Entre Nous Aesthetics for diastasis recti repair in Menlo Park, here’s what to expect:
- First, the EMSCULPT experts at Entre Nous will work with you to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique goals.
- During your treatment, all you have to do is sit back and relax while the EMSCULPT device delivers electromagnetic energy through your muscles. Treatments last around 30 minutes, and we recommend a series of 4 to 6 sessions for maximum results.
- After your initial series, you can schedule monthly maintenance sessions!
Schedule a consultation
Are you tired of a protruding belly that won’t go away? Are you ready to get back into your normal workout routine? It’s time for the relief that comes with diastasis recti repair. Schedule an appointment with us today so we can discuss your unique goals and how we can help you achieve them. We can’t wait to meet you!