Tummy Tuck after C-section Delivery
Cesarean section, or C-section, delivery at childbirth can be a necessary or elective procedure when vaginal delivery is not the desirable option. For many women, the changes to their abdomen from both pregnancy and the C-section delivery are undesirable. A tummy tuck after C-section delivery can be a body contouring option to reshape the lower abdomen after pregnancy, available at Vantage Plastic Surgery in NYC.
Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg is a double board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing tummy tuck and scar revision procedures. The C-section scar is often a concern for patients post-delivery. It may be higher on the abdomen than where Dr. Shteynberg would place a tummy tuck incision. The tummy tuck after C-section delivery can tighten the muscles and skin of the abdomen for a flatter, firmer stomach while adjusting where the scar is located. Dr. Shteynberg will strive to create only one scar during the tummy tuck that is below the bikini line to make it easier to hide. The tummy tuck after C-section delivery can be performed in the months after childbirth. Dr. Shteynberg can discuss how soon during your consultation.
Tummy Tuck with C-section Delivery
Another option for reshaping the stomach after childbirth is to combine a tummy tuck with C-section delivery. In this procedure, Dr. Shteynberg would work with the OB/GYN to perform the tummy tuck after the baby is delivered. This can reduce recovery – instead of a tummy tuck to move the C-section scar and tighten the abdomen after childbirth, there is only one surgery and one recovery. This may seem ideal, but there are drawbacks. The recovery can be longer, restricting how soon the new mother can pick up their child. If you are interested in a tummy tuck combined with a C-section delivery, schedule a consultation to discuss it with Dr. Shteynberg and whether it is a good choice for you.
If you want to reshape your abdomen after C-section delivery, a tummy tuck has many benefits. To find out more about your options for a tummy tuck either with or after a C-section delivery, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation to discuss tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Shteynberg at our office in UES Manhattan or Brooklyn.