Post-pregnancy women who had a C-section at delivery may have more than just loose skin and tissue from their pregnancy. Many C-section scars are above the bikini line, making them more noticeable and distorting to the abdomen area. If you have a post-pregnancy pooch and a C-section scar, a tummy tuck can help restore a flatter, more attractive abdomen. Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami offers a tummy tuck after C-section delivery or performed at the time of C-section.
Tummy tuck surgery can remove excess skin, fat and tissue that was caused by pregnancy and tighten separated abdomen muscles. This is a commonly requested cosmetic procedure after pregnancy to restore a tight, flat stomach. For women that had a C-section delivery, a tummy tuck can offer the additional benefit of hiding the surgery scar. During the tummy tuck, the skin and tissue are pulled downward after the excess is removed, placing the scar discreetly below the bikini line.
Tummy Tuck with C-section
Another option for tummy tucks for women having a C-section delivery is to have the procedure completed at the time of the C-section. This is referred to as a C-Tuck, which can tighten the abdomen muscles and skin/tissue immediately after delivery, positioning the scar in a lower position. While this can be performed, there are drawbacks to having additional surgery right after child birth. Your recovery may be longer, which can be difficult with a newborn, and other changes can occur in the abdominal area that can affect results.
If you had a C-section and want to explore reshaping your abdomen and hiding your scar, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali Charafeddine to discuss the different options available. We offer tummy tucks after or with C-section delivery for our patients in Miami.