How long to wait for a tummy tuck after a C-section

The female body has significant hormone and physiologic changes following delivery of an infant. The surgery of a Cesarian section involves cutting through tissue adjacent to the surgical site of a tummy tuck.

Initially the patient has the adjustment of a new baby to care for as well as the healing from the surgery. This may be a reasonable time to consult with a plastic surgeon; however, timing of a tummy tuck will be dictated by the rate of your recovery and the additional burdens on your life.

It is not unreasonable to consider upwards of a 6-month interval between C-section and tummy tuck. With that in mind each patient is different and some patients may be ready sooner and some may take longer.

A Board certified plastic surgeon who is a member of ASAPS is a good place to start.

Also consider a surgeon who has experience using “No Drain” surgery with concomitant liposuction for results which may be superior.

Dr. Claytor has taught the Tummy Tuck Course as an instructor at The Aesthetic Society meeting for the past 3 years.

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