For many Clearwater women who get a C section, this serious, life-changing abdominal surgery is the first time they’ve ever had a surgery at all. It can also happen on short notice, making the happiest day of their lives a tad bit dramatic, too. One moment, you’re awaiting that time the nurse will say, “Push!” and the next you’re being quickly rolled into an operating room for a C section to deliver your little bundle of joy in a way you didn’t initially plan.
With all the emotions that can surround a C section surgery, it’s no wonder that women who’ve delivered their babies surgically are curious about their eligibility for future abdominal surgeries, especially cosmetic ones. While you were numbed during the procedure, you we most likely awake, and felt a lot of tugging as your little one made his or her way to planet Earth. You may be wondering, “Is everything still where it’s supposed to be?”
Rest assured, Clearwater plastic surgeon Dr. Moraitis of Moraitis Plastic Surgery has performed several tummy tuck procedures, also called abdominoplasties, on local moms who’ve previously undergone one – or even multiple – C sections. It’s completely safe to have a cosmetic abdominoplasty after having a C section, and there’s no additional risk to your insides versus women who gave birth to their children vaginally. In fact, if you have a C section scar you think is too high, uneven, or has just healed oddly, Dr. Moraitis may even be able to excise it out for good when he makes your abdominoplasty incision.
Why You Should Be Done Having Children Before You Have a Tummy Tuck
It’s important that moms know that abdominoplasty surgeries do not in any way make future pregnancies, or repeat C sections, dangerous. However, getting pregnant after an abdominoplasty, and especially delivering by a repeat C section, can negate your cosmetic surgery results. Dr. Moraitis may have initially provided you with a flatter abdomen by stitching up separated abdominal muscles and excising loose and sagging abdominal skin, only for these conditions to reappear after your subsequent pregnancy. Solely for the purpose of providing you with results that will last, Dr. Moraitis recommends all his abdominoplasty patients be certain they are done having children before they sign up for this cosmetic procedure.
Problems a Tummy Tuck Can Address
Abdominoplasties can provide several cosmetic benefits to Clearwater moms who’ve previously had a C section, including:
- Stitching up separated abdominal muscles (a common pregnancy side effect) to reduce or eliminate an abdominal bulge that won’t go away with diet or exercise
- Eliminating excess abdominal skin and fat that is loose, sagging and flabby
- Removing C section scars that haven’t healed in an aesthetically pleasing way
Scheduling Your Tummy Tuck Consultation with Dr. Moraitis
If you’re done having children and you’re ready to address the common abdominal issues that tend to persist after childbirth, visit Dr. Moraitis for an abdominoplasty consultation. During this appointment, he’ll evaluate your abdomen, listen to your concerns, explain the procedure to you, and answer any questions you have about the surgery.
To schedule a tummy tuck consultation today, call Clearwater’s Moraitis Plastic Surgery at (727) 773-9796.