Why Do I Still Have a Bulge at My Tummy – Emsculpt for Diastasis Recti
It has been a while since your second birth and your tummy still feels uncomfortable and loose. Worse – it always bulges out. You have been trying to fix this with workouts, but you just cannot seem to pull your tummy muscles together. You start feeling desperate and despondent. You almost hate stepping out of your house nowadays.
In your desperation, you resorted to various types of exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles. However, there is no clear guide on how to return it to normal. Furthermore, after Googling, you realise that even researchers dispute over the right method. It seems that incorrect exercises like push-ups and sit-ups can push the muscles further outward and widen the gap which bulges your tummy even more. The only way to get it fixed is apparently a tummy tuck surgery. Is that really the case?
To treat the condition, it is important to first know what it is. Diastasis recti is a condition where your two largest vertical banks of muscles (the 6-pack) that meet in the centre of your tummy get pulled apart from their midline attachment junction/line known as the linea alba. This leaves a 2-finger gap between the banks. Diastasis recti can cause belly bulges, domes or cones. Even people with a flat tummy can have this gap in the middle of their abdomen.
The main cause of diastasis recti is pregnancy. During pregnancy, hormones relax the connective tissues to allow them to separate. The abdominal muscles stretch and thin, and separate from the connective tissues to make space for the growing baby. Hence, it is inevitable that diastasis recti will happen in all pregnancies. However, it is more likely for those who was pregnant with multiple children, or had been pregnant multiple times. Age and obesity can also cause the gap as well as intra-abdominal pressure during weightlifting. Hence, men are also vulnerable to this condition.
The question is: do we really need to have a tummy tuck to resolve this? Is there no easier way?
Emsculpt for Diastasis Recti
Of course, there is an easier way! In fact, help is already here in the form of Emsculpt!
Emsculpt is a unique device designed to bring your separated abdominal muscles back together non-surgically. It uses HIFEM (High-Intensity Field Electromagnet) to do this. HIFEM contracts your abdominal muscle fibres at high intensity and frequency to firm up 100% of these targeted muscles. The energy can ratchet up 200,000 muscle contractions deep into your deepest muscles to cause them to tighten which closes the gap.
As Emsculpt contracts 100% of your muscles, the results are far superior to what you can achieve on your own. Compare this to doing workouts – this can only hit about 60% at most. While workouts can help with weaker abdominal muscles, achieving the highest muscle contractions can be unattainable.
On the other hand, Emsculpt can nicely reduce the gap by 19%, making your tummy look firmer and more toned. This will help you regain confidence and go back to living your daily life again. You no longer have to worry about stepping out into the public with a visible bulge around your tummy!
If you are considering strengthening your entire core muscle group for better support, you can even pair it with Emsella which strengthens your pelvic floor muscles. So step into our clinics for a specialised treatment now!