Pregnancy and childbirth can alter your body in many ways, especially in the stomach area. Muscles and skin get pulled and stretched and often don’t fully “bounce back” afterward. Regardless of the delivery type – vaginal or Caesarean section – changes are bound to impact the way your body looks long-term. Scanning the news about celebrities who have returned to their pre-pregnancy bodies in just weeks or months after giving birth is disheartening and, frankly, an unreasonable standard, but that doesn’t help the feelings of inadequacy or self-consciousness that come with any big change to your body. There’s nothing wrong with having a body that looks like you’ve had a baby! But you can also take steps to help your body return to its pre-pregnancy appearance if that is a direction you’d like to explore.
Each woman’s body will react differently. Even with regular exercise and healthy eating, some women may not be able to get rid of the pregnancy pooch in their abdomen. They may, then, want to consider the option of a tummy tuck along with the C-section. A tummy tuck can slim and tighten the appearance of your stomach following pregnancy or a significant weight loss. Before making that decision, you may want to consider all the aspects of having a tummy tuck after your C-section.