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How Do I Get Rid of my Baby Belly Pouch After a C-section?

I am 24 years old a mother of 1 and he is now 16 months old. I had my son by c-section; I used to have a great slim body and now I am very depressed over my baby belly pouch. I work out 5 times a weeks a eat very healthy. I would like to know how do I get rid of the pouch? I am also numb from the belly button to the top of my vagina and it's not getting any better. What do I do? Every piece of advice is very much appreciated.

Doctor Answers (14)

Baby Pouch Gone

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The problem and feelings you have are very common after childbirth. You are probably an excellent candidate for mini or full tummy tuck surgery.  The choice would depend on the amount of excess skin present and your abdominal muscle tone. In either case your old C-section would be removed and every attempt made to hide your surgical scar in your bathing suit line. To find more make an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon.


Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Mommy Makeover or tummy tuck after pregancy

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most women who have had several babies are usally good candidates for a tummy tuck. abdominoplasty removes loose excess abdominal skin while tightening the muscles. when a tummy tuck is combined wiht a breast augmentation surgery, it is called a mommy makeover.

S. Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Excess Skin and Fat Can Be Removed With a Tummy Tuck

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It is very difficult to eliminate unwanted fat in the abdominal area. Loose, excess skin may also contribute to the formation of your "pouch". For these reasons, you may benefit from a tummy tuck. 

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

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Tummy Tuck Surgery?

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Thank you for the question.

I see many patients like yourself who are very frustrated in that ,despite  aggressive diet and exercise,  they are not able to get rid of the abdominal wall “pouch”. Unfortunately, sometimes there is no  alternative  other than acceptance or tummy tuck surgery. Liposuction, in these cases, only leaves patients disappointed.

I was just consultation with a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon after you have completed pregnancies. 

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Belly pouch

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Just what to do depends on how big this pouch is.Maybe some simple liposuction is all that is needed.Perhaps a simple scar revision with lipo or maybe a mini abdominoplasty.It depends on the degree of deformity.The numbness hopefully will go away soon.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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Getting rid of baby belly pouch

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I can understand your frustration. Even after losing all the baby weight, one can be left with a "baby belly pouch."  This can be due to excess skin and/or excess fat.  If it is mostly due to excess fat, liposuction may be a good option.  However, if it is due to excess skin, you will need a tummy tuck.  If you are done having babies, visit a plastic surgeon for a consultation.  She/he will be able to guide you to the right option for you.

Sugene Kim, MD
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Belly after C-section

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If you have excess skin hanging over your C-section scar and have a "pouch", you may benefit from a tummy tuck which will remove the excess skin and tighten your abdominal muscles.  The numbness is quite common after a C-section and may not improve that much since it's already been 16 months.  I recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon to review your surgical options (tummy tuck vs mini-tummy tuck +/- liposuction).

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno

William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Abdominoplasty or Liposuction?

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Several factors will determine what procedure would address your concerns. First off, are you planning on having more children? If so, I always advise my patients to wait as you will likely have to repeat the process again.  You may be a candidate for liposuction or an abdominoplasty. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns. Upon examination, your surgeon will be able to make the final recommendation.

Christine Sullivan, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Roll Over Lower Abdominal Scar. What to do?

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Liposuction will greatly improve the pouch and may be all you need there.  If you have appreciable skin excess a mini tummy tuck may also help.  Do not have a full tummy tuck till after all children.  See an ABPS CERT. Surgeon.

George Commons, MD
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How Do I Get Rid of my Baby Belly Pooch ?

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Regarding: "How Do I Get Rid of my Baby Belly Pouch After a C-section?
I am 24 years old a mother of 1 and he is now 16 months old. I had my son by c-section; I used to have a great slim body and now I am very depressed over my baby belly pouch. I work out 5 times a weeks a eat very healthy. I would like to know how do I get rid of the pouch? I am also numb from the belly button to the top of my vagina and it's not getting any better. What do I do? Every piece of advice is very much appreciated
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If you are done having children, you can get your Before Babies body back with a Full Tummy Tuck. A Tummy Tuck will bring the separated tummy muscles together, narrow the waist, remove all loose skin including all stretch mark damaged skin under the belly button and raise a sagging Mons pubis.'

To read more follow the link below.

Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
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