I've had slack skin since giving birth ten years ago, I'm due to give birth again in January. I haven't gained any extra weight, but I'm thinking of asking my doctor for a mini tummy tuck straight after having a C section. My slack skin has depressed me for years. What do you think? I live in Scotland, and was told another local lady had this done after giving birth.
Mini Tummy Tuck Straight After C-section?
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Mini-tummy tuck after c-section.
Not a good idea
A Tummy Tuck at the Same Time as a C-Section
I hope that helps.
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Experience, training, and results matters a lot during mini tuck. Non Plastic surgeons (cosmetic surgeons) tend to charge less than Plastic Surgeon.
Do your research and find a real Plastic Surgeon and book a paid consultation. Free consults are just a sales pitch and does not work in your best interest.
Below are other criteria to use when selecting a Plastic surgeon.
Questions to ask (Answering NO is a big red flag)
1) Are you a plastic surgeon? (Do you know difference between cosmetic surgeon & plastic surgeon)
2) Are you board certified in Plastic Surgery?
3) Will the procedure be performed at a fully accredited procedure room or ambulatory surgery center
4) Do you have hospital privilege to perform liposuction and tummy tuck? Which Hospital?
5) Do you offer complication insurance (it does happen, it better to be safe)
The most important decision is to do your homework well. Good luck.
Wait a few months
Dr. Kouros Azar
Best to wait months after having your last child.
I do not recommend any sort of tummy tuck procedures whether it is a full tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck at the time of childbirth or even immediately thereafter. It is best to wait several months to allow the intra-abdominal uterus to return to its normal size. Additionally, the skin will retract significantly on its own. My recommendation and the recommendation of a majority of my colleagues is to wait for months or even up to a year after having your last child before undergoing a tummy tuck operation.
I hope this helps.
- Dr. Bryson Richards
Mini Tummy Tuck Immediately After C-section?
Tummy tuck after C section
Abdominoplasty Following C Section: Need to Wait
In addition, early abdominoplasty is associated with higher complication rates for multiple reasons. Immediately following pregnancy patients may have enlarged blood vessels within the abdominal wall which might increase the potential for bleeding. In some cases their metabolic status may be unstable and they may be anemic due to blood loss at the time of delivery. In other cases bacterial contamination might occur during delivery and result in an increased number of infectious complications.
Finally, the emotional trauma of delivering a baby and simultaneously undergoing abdominoplasty may be significant. Caring for a newborn in the early post-operative period would be difficult to say the least.
Based on these considerations we feel that C-sections and abdominoplasty should be staged. If you are considering abdominoplasty, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon would be an appropriate next step. Your surgeon will most likely advise not having an abdominoplasty until you are fully recovered from your C-section.
Tummy tuck immediately following C-section
Best of luck,
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