Ellie in Dr. Maryam Zamani's clinic in Chelsea
6 May 2022

What is Diastasis Recti & Why are we not talking about it?

What is Diastasis Recti?

Commonly seen during pregnancy, diastasis recti is the separation of the recti muscles also known as your six-pack ab muscles. This occurs when the growing uterus stretches the recti muscles causing the two large muscles that meet in the middle of your abdomen to separate an abnormal distance.
During pregnancy the change is not seen, however post pregnancy a “belly bulge” is the tell-tale sign; other non-visible symptoms could also include lower back pain, urinary incontinence, and constipation.

So now we know what to look out for, how do we treat it?

Our bodies are amazing and depending on the severity of the separation, a diastasis can recover naturally within the first six months post pregnancy but may require physical therapy, physiotherapy or surgery.

It is never too late to treat diastasis recti and here is why.

Emsculpt NEO is one of the newest innovations to help treat diastasis recti with no downtime or surgery. Emsculpt uses High Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) and High Focused Radio Frequency (RF) contractions to target the major muscles of the abdominal wall, making them bigger and stronger, improving the gap created by diastasis recti (supported by clinical studies).

Unfortunately, when left for a long period of time the separation of the muscle can cause loose skin around that area to form. Emsculpt helps improve the skin texture and can be combined with Sciton Skin Tyte to help give that Mummy Makeover.

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