SculpSure and diastasis recti
The condition you have is known as diastasis recti. It is frequently seen after pregnancy and does not impact a SculpSure treatment. A true hernia may present a problem with a SculpSure treatment but diastasis is not a hernia. Still, It is very important that you see a board certified surgeon prior to any treatment just to be sure. Good luck.
It sounds like you are still a good candidate for Sculpsure. The muscle separation will not improve with Sculpsure, and I agree with the plan for placing the panels to the sides of the muscle as a precaution, but I think it is probably reasonable for you to have this procedure (after an exam by the physician, of course!)
SculpSure should not be used over an abdominal hernia. If there is just a separation of the muscles (diastasis recti) then SculpSure is safe to use, but it does not correct the separation.
Stomach Separation and Using SculpSure
The area of your stomach separation, also knowns as a "rectus diastasis" or "diastasic recti" should be avoided during SculpSure treatment. Have the area outlined with a marker by your technician before treatment.
You are describing a type of hernia called diastasis recti. The defect should not have the laser probes across it, but easily can be put on the sides of it. The SculpSure probes are designed to be able to do this easily.
Sculpsure does not involve suction and can safely be performed in this instance. The energy does not penetrate deep enough to get to internal organs.
Lisa Vuich, MD
SculpSure treatment in setting of diastesis
Best to avoid treatment over the separation (diastesis). The applicators can be placed around the diastesis. Recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon for treatment options. Best, Dr. Y.
An exam will show the the separation (diastasis) and this area can be avoided during your Sculpsure treatment.