If you frequently visit the gym to keep on improving your rectus abdominis, the area we commonly refer to as our six-pack muscle, you know it is a common muscle group to target for body improvement. You may not know that the muscles in this area can be separated between the two vertical columns that make up our abs, a condition called diastasis recti. This typically occurs during pregnancy as the muscles are pulled apart due to the growing fetus. The pressures of a growing baby put forth extra pressure on your intestines and other organs in the vicinity. Diastasis recti is especially known to occur after multiple pregnancies or having a larger baby. Read on to learn about our Missouri cosmetic procedures:
As mentioned, the risk of diastasis recti increases significantly with multiple pregnancies. This risk is also increased during C-section deliveries and possibly by hernias. Approximately 45% of mothers in a study of 300 women experienced a mild case of diastasis recti. This condition can impact your self-confidence as your stomach region may protrude from the midline. This ridge can become even more noticeable when you lean over or are straining from coughing. Fortunately, there is a way to treat your form of diastasis recti.
If you need help tightening your rectus abdominis after pregnancy, look no further than our noninvasive Emsculpt Missouri cosmetic procedure. Emsculpt works by exposing your abdomen to strong contractions that are not possible with voluntary exercise. The tissue in your abdomen will be forced to remodel its inner structure, helping your abdomen return to a shape it was previously in. Emsculpt is noninvasive, meaning there is no surgery or incisions required. An easy to navigate handheld device is directed across your abdomen, targeting your separated muscles. Patients are able to return to most daily activities immediately after their treatment session. Most patients report seeing results in up to four weeks after their last treatment session.
Rectus abdominis is not only difficult to look at but can lead to other complications as well. If left untreated, individuals may experience urinary incontinence, chronic back pain, painful intercourse, constipation, and hip pain.
Look no further than the Laser Lipo & Vein Center for your Emsculpt needs. This noninvasive treatment is one of many treatments in which we specialize. At your free consultation, we will create an individualized care plan based upon your needs and desires. See how the Laser Lipo & Vein Center can change your life for the better today!