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How soon can I have a lipo or tummy tuck after having a c-section?
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 4-6 months
At a minimum, 4-6 months after delivery.
The physiologic changes of pregnancy take this long to settle down. You may also want to try to lose the baby weight first, for the best result.

In brief: 4-6 months
At a minimum, 4-6 months after delivery.
The physiologic changes of pregnancy take this long to settle down. You may also want to try to lose the baby weight first, for the best result.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stable
Once your weight has stabilized and you are not breast feeding, then you can undergo elective surgery such as a tummy tuck.
For some women, it is 3-6 months, for others, it can be more than 2 years. It does not hurt to consult with your plastic surgeon as soon as you are thinking about it so that you can plan your surgery and discuss options.

In brief: Stable
Once your weight has stabilized and you are not breast feeding, then you can undergo elective surgery such as a tummy tuck.
For some women, it is 3-6 months, for others, it can be more than 2 years. It does not hurt to consult with your plastic surgeon as soon as you are thinking about it so that you can plan your surgery and discuss options.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 6 months
We usually recommend a 6 month waiting period for abdominoplasty after a c-section.

In brief: 6 months
We usually recommend a 6 month waiting period for abdominoplasty after a c-section.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Time for contraction
I have heard of certain surgeons performing limited tummy tucks (witch hazel) at the time of c-section.
However this does involve additional risks and is not a common practice. Most would advise allowing adequate time for your body to return to a normal metabolic state as well stable weight and skin contraction prior to considering any cosmetic intervention. This is usually a minimium of 4 and preferably 6 mos.

In brief: Time for contraction
I have heard of certain surgeons performing limited tummy tucks (witch hazel) at the time of c-section.
However this does involve additional risks and is not a common practice. Most would advise allowing adequate time for your body to return to a normal metabolic state as well stable weight and skin contraction prior to considering any cosmetic intervention. This is usually a minimium of 4 and preferably 6 mos.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: At Least 6 Months
Best to be as patient as possible and allow your body to “bounce back” as much as possible.
Reach a long-term stable weight, have enough childcare available, be psychosocially stable, and have enough help for a significant recovery period ( associated with tummy tuck surgery). For most patients, this may take at least 6 months after c-section. Best wishes.

In brief: At Least 6 Months
Best to be as patient as possible and allow your body to “bounce back” as much as possible.
Reach a long-term stable weight, have enough childcare available, be psychosocially stable, and have enough help for a significant recovery period ( associated with tummy tuck surgery). For most patients, this may take at least 6 months after c-section. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 3-6 months
It really depends upon how long it takes for your weight to stabilize after the pregnancy.
3 months is a good minimum but i examine patients to be sure they are ready first.

In brief: 3-6 months
It really depends upon how long it takes for your weight to stabilize after the pregnancy.
3 months is a good minimum but i examine patients to be sure they are ready first.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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