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Can a Tummy Tuck Help after a C-Section?

Tummy Tuck after C-Section

Pregnancy can cause many changes to your body that can have an impact on your self-confidence, and C-section deliveries are no exception. While it will certainly take time for your body to return to its natural state after having a baby, scheduling a opens in a new windowtummy tuck after your C-section can go a long way in helping you recover your figure again.

Addressing Stretched-Out Skin

One of the most common complaints following a C-section delivery is the excess skin found around the abdomen. Over time, your body’s elasticity will help tighten up some of this stretched-out skin, but there are limits to how much can be restored naturally. In instances where the skin has had enough time to “spring back” but your midsection still doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may be a viable option.

The Impact of Your C-Section

A C-section in particular can pose several challenges that are not present in a vaginal delivery. Recovery time will likely be increased due to the surgical aspect of the procedure, and there will be an additional scar present on your lower abdomen. It’s important to wait until you are fully healed before considering any plastic surgery, as your body should be as close to normal shape and weight as possible for the best possible results.

Your tummy tuck won’t necessarily remove your C-section scar, but Dr. Meade may be able to use the same incision site for your tummy tuck as your C-section to prevent a new scar from being formed. Through this access point, he can tighten separated abdominal muscles and remove the loose skin that together form the post-C-section “pouch” for a slimmer, trimmer silhouette.

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