Tummy Tuck with C-Section Delivery
A caesarean section, or C-section delivery, is used when vaginal childbirth is not recommended or as an elective childbirth delivery option. When it is the last pregnancy a woman plans to have, many may want to have a tummy tuck after or with a C-section to remove stretched skin and restore a flatter abdomen. If you are interested in a tummy tuck with C-section delivery, Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery can discuss the best options for rejuvenating your abdomen after childbirth.
What Is a C-Tuck?
A new hybrid of a tummy tuck and C-section has emerged, called the C-tuck. This procedure combines a C-section delivery with a tummy tuck. This procedure is controversial, as it does require a secondary surgery right after a C-section is used to deliver a child. A C-Tuck can be performed during elective C-section deliveries, removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles to restore a pre-pregnancy abdomen quicker.
There are risks for a C-Tuck. First of all, a C-section is major surgery, and performing two surgeries at one time can be a strain on the body. Plus, adding a tummy tuck will extend the recovery time. New mothers will be restricted on their movement and lifting for several weeks, which could interfere with caring for their new child.
Mommy Makeover After C-Section
Another option is to wait to have a complete “Mommy Makeover” or tummy tuck after a C-section has healed. This is usually recommended at least six months after delivery and only if the woman is not planning to have more children. A “Mommy Makeover” can include the tummy tuck, as well as other procedures like a breast lift or augmentation, vaginal rejuvenation and liposuction.
If you are planning a C-section or have already had a C-section and want to explore tummy tucks to restore a pre-pregnancy abdomen, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. We will schedule a consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss the options available.