The Victoria’s Secret C-Section is dubbed by many who wish to leave the hospital with both a beautiful healthy baby and a completely flat stomach. However is this really attainable? For some it is. We see it all the time with the posh and beautiful celebrities who go into the hospital pregnant and come out with a completely flat stomach. So how does this miracle happen? It’s all determined by what they do after the C-section. There are some women who elect to also undergo an abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” immediately after a C-section. Basically, right after you’ve had your cesarean, you undergo more surgery to reconstruct your midsection area with a tummy tuck. There are women or people who may think that this procedure isn’t such a big deal since you’re already opened up; however, there should be some serious thought put into this.
Keep reading to determine if you should consider a Victoria’s Secret C-Section.
- You will need to get a plastic surgeon to perform the tummy tuck. Most, if not all obstetricians have no experience or training in plastic surgery. If you were to ask them to perform a tummy tuck after performing a cesarean they would refused. Not only is it illegal for them to do such a thing, it’s dangerous for you. So you will have to do your research and find a plastic or reconstructive surgeon who is willingly to perform this procedure for you. You may have to go to many consultations as some will not agree to perform this surgery immediately after a cesarean.
- The recovery time for a tummy tuck is longer than you think. If you decide to perform this elective surgery, you will have a very long recovery time. You can’t expect to be up on your feet and taking care of your child when you have drains and tubes sticking out of your body. Many people do not realize that a tummy tuck requires the surgeon to work on tissue, skin, and muscle. You can be in a great amount of pain and will not be in the right state of mind to be the sole caretaker of your newborn baby.
- Tummy tucks are very expensive and an elective procedure. This surgery can cost roughly $5,000 or more. Not only it is expensive, it also is not covered by most insurance. So if you really want to have this surgery done, you may want to save your pennies. Also it’s not ideal to have this done if you are planning to have children in the near future.
- You may not like your results. You have to understand that your body will change after your pregnancy. Essentially it shrinks. If you’ve ever had a child before you know what I’m talking about. The bloating and swelling goes away, also you lose your baby weight. When you perform a tummy tuck immediately after a C-section, you may still risk having loose skin around your stomach. If you really want a tummy tuck, it’s best to wait for your body to get to its pre-pregnancy state, which can take at least six months.
- If you want to have more children, you should wait. Women who want to have more children in the future should wait to perform this combo. You don’t want to deal with all the pain and recovery for a short term outcome. For those who have had three or four cesareans, they may want to undergo this procedure because they understand that they’re mid-section is damaged. However, as stated in the above bullet point, it’s always best for your body to recover from the pregnancy before you even consider another procedure.