Surgery to repair diastasis recti is substantial and should not be undertaken lightly. If your condition is severe, or not improving to your satisfaction after exercise, you may consider going under the knife to correct your diastasis recti. If you do opt for surgery, you’ll need to plan for a significant recovery period. Expect to have limited mobility for one to two weeks post-op before you start getting back to your normal routine. Heavy lifting and core exercises will be restricted for about five to six weeks after surgery, and it will take much longer for the swelling to completely subside and for the scars to flatten, soften, and fade — about six months to a year.

With proper care, you can close a diastasis even years after you delivered your last baby. How long it takes to heal depends on the severity of your diastasis (the distance between the separated abdominal muscles and the damage to the stretched connective tissue) as well as your commitment to fixing the problem. 

Choosing the EMSCULPT® over a tummy tuck is a great alternative. EMSCULPT®’s non-invasive muscle toning and fat reduction have been shown to be safe and effective on any body type. It offers an effective solution for postpartum women looking to tighten and tone.

We highly recommend considering less invasive options like the EMSCULPT® to tone and strengthen the stomach. Positive results are usually reported two to four weeks after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following the treatments. EMSCULPT®’s non-invasive muscle toning and fat reduction have been shown to be safe and effective on any body type. It offers an effective solution for postpartum women looking to tighten and tone.

The EM Club Offers Exclusive Member Discounts on Laser Body Sculpting and Much More

When you join The EM Club, you will enjoy exclusive Member Pricing on EMSCULPT® and the entire suite of BODY BY BTL services, VANQUISH ME™, EXILIS ULTRA™, CELLUTONE™, and EMSCULPT® at exclusive Member Pricing. 

The EMSCULPT® is the world’s first and only device that literally works out for you. Vanquish ME™ is a no-contact technology that uses invisible radio-frequency waves to selectively target the fat layer beneath the skin layer. Exilis Ultra™ stimulates collagen and elastin production for firmer and tighter body parts and can reduce stubborn fat areas such as the bra area or back of the arms. Cellutone™ procedures require no anesthesia as there is absolutely no downtime; patients return to their daily activities immediately. Used as a stand-alone procedure for cellulite and to complement a body contouring procedure such as Vanquish ME™ or Exilis™ Ultra Body Sculpting, all patients notice enhanced results. Em Club membership also includes industry leading laser hair removal to complete your body and skin transformation and leave you feeling toned, strong, smooth and amazing! 

Book your informative consultation at Westside Laser & Light by calling the clinic at 403.685.0110.