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How can one lose belly fat after a cesarean section?

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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Weight loss

If you just had a c-section, you need a few month for the skin to retract, otherwise by losing the baby fat, you'll get in better shape.
However, you will still have loose skin and possibly some left over fat that could be suctioned.

In brief: Weight loss

If you just had a c-section, you need a few month for the skin to retract, otherwise by losing the baby fat, you'll get in better shape.
However, you will still have loose skin and possibly some left over fat that could be suctioned.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diet, exercise . . .

. . .And then (if your family is done) plastic surgery to tighten the loose muscles and remove the stretched skin.
In some cases, the abdominal wall is strong and not so stretched, and liposuction can yield improvements. But not until you have done all the things in dr. Zacharias' excellent answer. Good luck!

In brief: Diet, exercise . . .

. . .And then (if your family is done) plastic surgery to tighten the loose muscles and remove the stretched skin.
In some cases, the abdominal wall is strong and not so stretched, and liposuction can yield improvements. But not until you have done all the things in dr. Zacharias' excellent answer. Good luck!
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Slowly, deliberately

Like any other abdominal surgery, cesarean section requires >3-6 weeks of recovery time before engaging in any exercise regimen.
Diet and exercise are always recommended for weight loss (in that order). If you breastfeed, you will likely shed the extra weight more quickly, although diet and lactation do not mix well (may decrease your milk production). Swimming, treadmill and stationary bike work!

In brief: Slowly, deliberately

Like any other abdominal surgery, cesarean section requires >3-6 weeks of recovery time before engaging in any exercise regimen.
Diet and exercise are always recommended for weight loss (in that order). If you breastfeed, you will likely shed the extra weight more quickly, although diet and lactation do not mix well (may decrease your milk production). Swimming, treadmill and stationary bike work!
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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