American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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3 years ago

Would I need to have more than one site done?

I had my first child - emergency C-section - 10 months ago. I was in great shape before I got pregnant but am struggling post baby. Since the C-section, I have gained weight in my stomach and it all goes right above my incision. Am I a good candidate for liposuction? Is there any chance I can look the same as pre-baby? Also, would I need more than one site sucked on my stomach to look “normal” ?

Procedure: Liposuction
Location: Birmingham, AL

Replies 5

Mario Carranza-Garcia
ASPS Int. Surgeon

to look as pevious to the pregnancy it is no posible but can be very close to it

to tell you if you need more areas it will requiere a visit or at least some good pictures

Susan Buenaventura
ASPS Surgeon
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If there is some fat and skin above the scar and the scar is indented, you will likely benefit from a scar revision and maybe some liposuction as well. We tend to see scars stuck down to the muscle wall after c section closures. Removing excess fat with liposuction helps but the scar likely needs to be revised as well to create a smooth flat abdomen.

Adolfo Sesto
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hello livkgomes. Is really difficult without a physical or an online evaluation to design a surgical plan to correct and improve your actual condition.

Be aware that aggressive lipo procedures when a Tummy Tuck is needed will worse your problem.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Without an exam it is difficult to offer advice but either liposuction or a tummy tuck will be the best treatment options.

Edward Domanskis

You would need to send me photos to see where liposuction would help. Thanks!

Dr. Edward Jonas Domanskis is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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