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When Is It Safe to Have a Tummy Tuck in Manhattan after a C-Section?

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After pregnancy, many women find themselves looking for ways to look and feel better and one of the most common procedures done as part of that makeover is a tummy tuck in Manhattan. However, about one in every three births in the United States is by C-section, leaving many new mothers wondering how soon they can have a tummy tuck after a C-Section.

Although it is understandable that women are eager to get their pre-pregnancy body back as soon as possible, getting a Manhattan abdominoplasty after a C-section is not recommended until at least 6 to 12 months after a C-section. This does not meant that you need to wait that long to begin searching for the best cosmetic surgeon or discussing your goals with doctors. In fact, the more clearly you outline your goals with your surgeon, the better idea of a timeline for the procedure you can develop.

For women who are planning on having additional children, it is often advisable to wait until you are done having children to have a tummy tuck. Additionally, you will want to give your body time to recover from the pregnancy and a chance to reach your own fitness goals through diet and exercise. As with most procedures you will want to be as healthy as possible and as close to your ideal weight to get the best results and not need a revision procedure. Make sure that when you are physically ready for the tummy tuck you are also prepared for your recovery. This includes arranging for help with your kids, planning for time off work, and setting up the home so you can rest and have everything you need easily accessible. Be sure not to rush your recovery or pushing yourself to do things you are not ready to do yet. Such activities can only potentially lead to complications.

For more information on a Manhattan tummy tuck, do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Daniel Kaufman, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Our friendly staff will happily answer any questions or schedule a consultation. Call (212) 444-9095 or (718) 705-9025 today.