Tummy Tuck During C-Section, Why Not?

 People say tummy tuck, and really they are asking about a variety of operations designed to reduce fat, remove extra skin, improve old scars, or generally rearrange the lay of the skin and fat of the lower abdomen. The most bothersome aspect of some weight gain in early adulthood is often just a simple excess of the lower skin. In the most significant cases the excess develops into an overhanging area of tissue. I often get asked if that tissue can get removed at the time of a C-section. The correct term for an operation that removes an area of over-hanging skin is panniculectomy. And it's usually done with a wedge-shaped incision. In the days before prophylactic antibiotics (everyone gets at least a dose or two of antibiotics during their surgeries) infections of the incision at the time of C-section was much more common, and we didn’t want to risk any increased risk with extra surgery. It is also true that much of the abdominal fat is going to resolve naturally and that many physicians feel this would be a very unnecessary surgery. It is also true that the distention of the uterus has produced skin stretching that will resolve in the post partum period, without surgery, although it may not resolve completely. It is also true that there are FDA approved laser stretch mark treatments that will produce a better cosmetic result in the end than a panniculectomy in some cases. There are other, individual considerations, let alone the fact that in pregnancy we have extra blood vessels that are more likely to bleed than if you wait until after pregnancy to even consider such surgeries.

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  1. This is a mind blowing post about fat burn. There are so many treatment for loose weight like Tummy Tuck, Laser stretch mark treatments and some natural treatment. Tummy Tuck is good surgery but It has some risk too. Doing exercises and eating balanced food are also beneficial for fat burn.

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  2. There are absolutely better ways to loose weight than having a tummy tuck, however, for women with excess skin or localized fixed areas after weight loss then surgeries like tummy tucks may be a good solution for some.

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  3. That true but after burning all the fats and calories, tendency is that skin will sag, it's a good thing there's tummy tuck.

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  4. All these information about the Tummy tuck surgery is really very true. The surgery is an excellent one for for getting reducing the unwanted fat of the body. The information us very nice and really an great sharing.

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  5. People who are interested in losing weight should make surgical procedures a last resort. Diet and exercise are difficult, and changes to the body are only visible after a length of time, but they also promote a healthy lifestyle. Of course, tummy tuck is there to clean the excess skin off after successful weight loss.

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  6. You have got to be INSANE to opt for a tummy tuck during a c-section. No certified ob/gyn would perform such a dangerous operation. A tummy tuck operation involves much deeper incisions than a c-section. Furthermore, you would need drainage tubes, medication (pain killers) for numerous weeks post surgery. How do you expect to care for your newborn? How do you expect to nurse your newborn if you are pumped up on medication. I've had 2 c-sections and they aren't fun. BUT I healed well after both surgeries. Worked out, ate well, and lost my weight and have a great looking body. It is possible to get that body back. You just have to work for it.

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  7. For most women, c-sections have smooth rapid recoveries and women are able to successfully recover, breastfeed, and with diet and exercise return to a healthly weight and physique. Abdominal panniculectomy (tummy tuck)is not designed for weight loss, nor is it done if the physician feels it would add significantly to problems with postoperative recovery. There are actually potential benefits to this type of abdominal incisions for the morbidly obese patient (very over weight). For instance, if the area that the incision needs to be placed is under an overhang of skin, there may be extra bacteria that risks wound infection. By removing that area, and the excess fat, a better healing can take place. It's a judgement call that is being re-evaluated by surgeons, and more studies are needed in this area. For many women who have weight to lose after their birth, working with your primary care physician (or a gynecologist who offers some primary care), but post partum and remote from pregnancy can help with weight loss. We all have to be sympathetic with those of us who have weight challenges, as the "just work for it" as the reader suggests, is not a useful solution to most cases of obesity, and suggests that these women do not try, and this just is not the case in most instances. But we applaud your efforts that were successful!

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  8. Tummy tuckis one of the best option these days to lose the extra tummy fat .

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  9. Wow, this is pretty interesting. Inspiring, as well. Thanks for sharing such inspiring experience with us. Great blog, congrats.!

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  11. Finally, an issue that I am passionate about. I have looked for information of this caliber for the last several hours. A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us and so I tried a lot of ways on how to have a nice tummy.

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