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woman in need of Diastasis Recti treatment in Chevy Chase



Diastasis recti, or abdominal separation, is a fairly common condition that primarily affects pregnant or postpartum women. It’s a result of the rectus abdominis muscles, or the “six-pack” abdominal muscles, separating during pregnancy due to being stretched.


Luckily, there are many treatments and exercises that can be performed to help with diastasis recti. Non-surgical body sculpting, particularly Emsculpt, is on the rise as a solution to this condition.


Emsculpt is a non-invasive body sculpting device that shreds fat and builds muscles at the same time, both of which are important for the treatment of abdominal separation. It relies on high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to stimulate up to 20,000 muscle contractions in a short period, essentially the equivalent of 20,000 abdominal crunches.


Why Would You Need Diastasis Recti Treatments?


Not all women who bear children are affected by diastasis recti, but the effects of it can really take a toll on self-confidence for those who are. It can also cause a lot of discomfort postpartum including issues with core strength, lower back pain, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, painful sex, and other concerns.


Your abdominal muscles affect more than you may realize. Effective treatment with procedures like Emsculpt can help you to reclaim your postpartum body and lessen the side effects associated with diastasis recti.


How Long Does Diastasis Recti Treatment Take? How Long Do Results Last?


Emsculpt is typically performed in just 30-minute sessions in order to achieve the maximum effect of 20,000 muscle contractions. Most patients require four sessions spaced two to three days apart for optimal results. Additional sessions may be recommended.


Results are typically felt before they’re seen. Full results are visible in about three months post-treatment.


Unlike other body contouring procedures, Emsculpt doesn’t permanently eliminate fat, but rather it shrinks fat cells. Results are only long lasting if you maintain them with healthy habits like diet and exercise.


Emsculpt is better suited for patients who do not intend to become pregnant again, as carrying a child can undo your results.


How Do I Care for My Body After Diastasis Recti Treatment?


Non-surgical treatments like Emsculpt don’t really require aftercare. Being patient will be the most important part of your recovery, if you can even call it that.


You can get the most out of your results as well as maintain them by eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and performing exercises approved for diastasis recti.


What Are the Side Effects / Complications of Diastasis Recti Treatments?


Emsculpt, similarly to other non-invasive body sculpting treatments, doesn’t require downtime. You don’t need to take time off of work or school, you don’t need to make drastic lifestyle changes, and more importantly it won’t take away from caring for your baby.


Emsculpt is painless, though mild side effects like swelling, itching, or soreness are not unusual. You may feel as if you’ve just done an intense workout.


Am I a Good Candidate for Diastasis Recti Treatments?


Ideal candidates are patients with a BMI of 30 or less, although patients with a higher BMI have seen improvement as well. Because it’s surgery free, non-invasive, and virtually painless, Emsculpt is safe for virtually everyone.


How Much Are Diastasis Recti Treatments?


A single Emsculpt session can cost anywhere from $700 to $1,000. On average, you can expect to pay $2,800 to $4,000 for a series of four treatments.


Schedule a Complimentary Consult for Diastasis Recti Treatment in Chevy Chase

If you’re struggling with diastasis recti, or you simply want to get your pre-pregnancy body back, APMI Wellness Center is here to help with body sculpting treatments, including Emsculpt Neo. Schedule your consultation at 240-627-3935 to learn more!



Our game-changing, non-surgical body contouring treatment that has shown in multiple clinical studies the ability to build 25% more muscle and reduce fat by 30%, on average, in 30 minute treatment sessions.

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