I Had a C-Section, Can I get Body Sculpting?

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When it comes to a body sculpting treatment, safety is the number one priority for both the client and technician. This is especially true for women who have recently given birth, and even moreso after having a C-Section. If you are one of those moms, you might have the same question, and here is what you need to know about body sculpting after a C-Section:

  • First and foremost, you need to consult with your doctor to know if /when the treatment is safe for you.
  • It’s common to wait six months after birth before being an ideal body sculpting candidate.
  • If you are breastfeeding, it is best to wait until you finish before beginning body sculpting.

Can You Get Body Sculpting to the Lower Abdomen after a C-Section?


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There are a few recommendations that need to be followed before considering body sculpting right after childbirth. Being a mom, especially a first-time mom brings out a host of changes to your body. It’s always better to err on the side of caution versus jumping back in and expecting your body to get back to prebaby weight/shape in an unrealistic of unhealthy way.

If you have excess fat or saggy skin after a C-section, you can be a candidate for body sculpting, provided that you consult with your OBGYN about when to start after childbirth if it is sooner than 6 months post-partum. The most common area of treatment for moms is the lower abdomen and love handles.

Your body can experience dramatic changes after giving birth – from loose and saggy skin to stretch marks and excess fat. Therefore, body sculpting may be the best way to get rid of these unwanted issues. After all, getting back into shape after giving birth is a top concern for most moms.

How Long Should You Wait After Having a Baby to Get Body Sculpting?


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Ideally, you should wait at least three to six months postpartum, depending upon whether it was a vaginal or C-Section delivery. This is especially true if the target area is your lower abdomen. However, if you wanted to focus on arms, or thighs which did not bear the brunt of the delivery, a sooner time postpartum is typically fine. It takes a while for your body to regain its strength and recover after childbirth. At the time of breastfeeding, your hormones are still not back to normal thus, it is better to stay in touch with your doctor before considering the treatment. This way, your body can settle into shape after having a baby.

If you decide not to wait the right amount of time, your body can still make changes as the hormones settle down, and you may end up not liking the results. After all, body sculpting provides long-term effects, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

What about the C-Section Scars?


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You can get a body sculpting treatment even if you have a C-section scar. However, if you have additional scars or have undergone any other surgeries, it is essential to mention them prior to getting service. Radiofrequency can minimize and in some instances eliminate the appearance of scars after several sessions. Radiofrequency tightens the skin while stimulating collagen production. This rejuvenation process helps balance the skin and speed up cell turnover do reduce scars.

There is no right or wrong time to invest in your needs. Your body is a priority, and you should look your best in every way, especially as a mom. However, it’s recommended to speak with your physician before taking the next steps in any body contouring service when you recently had a baby or are breastfeeding.


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