Post-Pregnancy? How To Get Rid Of Excess Skin And C-Section Scars

You are probably very excited to start your new journey with your newborn baby. While it is important for you to focus on taking care of your children, you also have to take care of yourself. If you gave birth via a C-section, there might be some unwanted changes to your body that you want to address.

For example, you might notice there is a pooch of fat and excess skin on top of the scar where your C-section was performed. If you want to address this access tissue, you may want to try some dietary changes and exercise regimens; however, there are plenty of situations where this might not be enough.

At Berardi Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we have multiple treatment options available, and we can help you improve your abdominal contour and the shape of your waistline. Learn more about your options below, and give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Is an Abdominoplasty Right for You?

If you want a sleek, smooth appearance, similar to the one prior to your pregnancy, then an abdominoplasty could be right for you. The goal of this procedure is to help you remove your belly pooch and your c-section scar at the same time.

There are plenty of ways this procedure, also known as a tummy tuck, might be performed. For example, we may start with an incision underneath the C-section scar. That way, we not only remove the excess tissue but also remove the scar from the C-section itself.

In other surgical procedures, we may decide to use the c-section scar to perform your abdominoplasty, which means that we can prevent a second scar from being made. We will do everything we can to prevent a second scar from being placed on your body, and we will review every aspect of the procedure before we get started.

If you do end up with a new, lower scar, we will place it in an area that should be covered by the band of your underwear or swimsuit. That way, it is nearly impossible for someone else to see it. If you are looking for a surgical procedure that can remove the C-shelf from your C-section and provide you with a smooth, tight abdomen, this procedure could be right for you.

Are There Any Risks of Side Effects?

At Berardi Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we understand that the decision to undergo surgery is a significant one, and that is why you need to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed.

Like any other surgical procedure, there are some risks whenever an incision is made. Some of the risks to keep in mind include:

  • When an incision is made on the skin’s surface, there is always a risk of an infection developing. We will follow all the best practices in our field, including sterile technique, to minimize the chances of an infection taking place.
  • There is also a chance of excessive bleeding whenever an incision is made on the surface of the skin. Typically, bleeding during this procedure is minimal, and we will take all necessary precautions to minimize blood loss.
  • We will also do everything we can to minimize the risk of an allergic reaction to anything used during the surgical procedure. We will take a detailed history before the procedure, but if you have a history of allergic reactions to anesthesia, please let us know.

The chances of a side effect, complication, or adverse reaction during this procedure is minimal, and we will review all possible risks and benefits with you before the procedure starts.

Is an Abdominoplasty Right for Me?

One of the most common questions women ask us is whether abdominoplasty is the right procedure for their needs. This is a question that has to be answered on a case-by-case basis. To truly figure out if this procedure is right for you, you should give us a call and schedule an appointment. That way, we can explain exactly how the procedure will be performed in your specific situation, and we can make sure your goals align with how the procedure unfolds. At Berardi Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, it would be our honor to help you.

Contact Berardi Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Today To Schedule an Appointment

If you are frustrated with the appearance of your body after a pregnancy, particularly if you gave birth via a C-section, there are multiple procedures that could benefit you. We are Berardi Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, and we have already helped countless women achieve the goal of a slimmer waistline and tighter abdomen.

Do you want to learn more about how we can help you as well? Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and make sure you explore all of your options.

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