A 37-year-old member asked:
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i've had a c-section and i heard the scar stops you from being able to get a flat stomach again. is this true?

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Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nope.: A "postpartum potbelly" is usually the result of laxity of the abdominal wall and separation of the rectus abdominus muscles after pregnancy and childbirth. The treatment is an abdominoplasty, in which the muscles are repositioned in the midline and excess skin and fat is removed. This should only be undertaken when you are finished having children. The scar has nothing to do with it.
Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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