Tummy Tuck after C-section Delivery
Childbirth through a C-section can significantly impact the appearance of your abdomen. Pregnancy stretches your skin, and the surgery leaves behind a scar. One way to improve the appearance of your abdomen is a tummy tuck after C-section delivery. A tummy tuck after C-section is usually performed about six months after surgery. The procedure can take up to two hours, and recovery time will vary depending on the extent of the surgery.
During the surgery, incisions can be made where the C-section scar is to minimize skin tissue damage. The procedure removes the low-hanging pouch of skin that can occur after childbirth. Abdominal muscles are tightened to achieve a flatter and smoother stomach. Having a tummy tuck done months after a C-section delivery can give the best results. It allows enough time for the body to heal and hormone levels to return to normal.
Tummy Tuck with C-section Delivery
A tummy tuck can be performed with a C-section delivery. This cosmetic procedure may be scheduled ahead of time to coincide with your upcoming delivery. Having this procedure performed is generally not recommended because it can increase the risk for complications. The abdominal tissues have spent nine months expanding, and it takes several months for things to return to normal. Waiting to have a tummy tuck done will allow you more time with your newborn after the birth and for faster recovery.
Schedule a Tummy Tuck Consultation
If you had a Cesarean section during childbirth or are planning to have one in the near future, you may want to consider a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. During your consultation, you can meet with Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam, and learn more about the procedure and risks. He will conduct a comprehensive exam and recommend the best treatment options for your needs. Schedule a tummy tuck consultation today.