Every new mom understands the effort it takes to get the post-pregnancy body back to the way it looked before pregnancy. This can mean spending hours working out in the gym or undergoing surgery. Still, moms who choose not to hit the gym or undergo surgery find themselves regaining their smaller figure soon after giving birth.
Some moms, however, do not get back to their original size several weeks, months, or years after pregnancy. These moms may have a condition known as diastasis recti. It happens when the stomach muscles (six-pack abs) stretch during pregnancy to make room for the growing baby but fail to shrink back to normal soon after giving birth.
With your doctor's approval, you can treat diastasis recti by going through a series of EMSCULPT® treatment sessions.
EMSCULPT is a new body-shaping, non-surgical treatment that improves muscle build and tone. The treatment uses highly focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to burn fat and trigger energetic muscle contractions. Just one 30-minute EMSCULPT treatment session contracts the muscles in the abdomen 20,000 times.
When your abdomen receives the strong EMSCULPT contractions, it begins to adapt to the intense contractions and responds by remodeling its internal structure. This is how your muscle tissue deals with the strain from the extreme muscle contractions.
After a couple of treatment sessions, you will see a developed muscle and a more chiseled shape. Besides shaping the abdomen for a flat stomach with defined abs, EMSCULPT helps strengthen the core. EMSCULPT treatments can make you sore, but not to the extent of hurting. The soreness clears up within 24 hours.
On average, you undergo a series of four EMSCULPT treatment sessions within two weeks. That is a 30-minute session twice a week for two weeks.
However, the severity of the parting of your stomach muscles will determine the number of treatment sessions you will need to take. The number of EMSCULPT sessions will also depend on your goals. Some moms prefer to take only one session, while others choose to take several treatment sessions.
You start to see progress after roughly two weeks, but it may take up to six months to see the full results. Many patients notice maximum improvement 30 to 60 days after their last treatment session.
This non-surgical, pain-free, and non-invasive treatment is revolutionary for new moms who are a few pounds away (30 pounds) from their desired weight and keep a healthy routine. Patients will do well to stick to that healthy routine even after the EMSCULPT treatment.
If you have aesthetic concerns about your body after pregnancy, consult your doctor to see how EMSCULPT treatments can help you.
Find out more about how EMSCULPT can help new moms with diastasis recti by visiting ReAlign Chiropractic at our office in Chicago, Illinois. You can call 773-917-0900 today to book an appointment.