Tummy Tuck on Cesarean Section

I'm 31, had my Cesarean Section 7 years ago. Now it's starting to hurt, and below my belly button I can feel a round mass: it's really painful. I want to have a tummy tuck but I'm concerned because of the mass I feel. If I have a tummy tuck will the mass get rid of itself too? Thank you.

If you have a mass of your abdominal wall this needs to be evaluated first. If medical-surgical treatment is necessary then this may preclude you from having a tummy tuck. Please seek evaluation first by either your OB-GYN or primary care physician.

Best wishes

Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS
Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS
3096 Peachtree Industrial BlvdDuluthGA30097US

Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS

3096 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth, GA,
UNITED STATES, 30097

An Ultrasound of abdomen, pelvis and abdominal wall is necessary in the beginning to identify and clarify the mentioned painful "mass". If nothing internally, then a tummy tuck (mini or full, based on the skin excess) certainly will help you get rid of it, as it will be part of the tissues excised. I hope this was helpful enough. Thank you

Ioannis Michael Salivaras MD
Ioannis Michael Salivaras MD

Ioannis Michael Salivaras MD

Abdominal Mass and Tummy Tuck

The mass you feel is probably a hernia, an extrusion of the abdominal contents through the muscle. This can be repaired at the time of an abdominoplasty but needs evaluation first. This is usually the purview of general surgery, though many plastic surgeons with general surgery training may be able to evaluate you. The pain, however, means you should have this evaluated as soon as possible.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Robert T. Buchanan, MD
209 Hospital DrHighlandsNC28741US

Robert T. Buchanan, MD

209 Hospital Dr, #202, Highlands, NC,
UNITED STATES, 28741

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The mass should be treatable. It is most likely a hernia, a bulge, or some scar tissue. An exam by a board certified plastic surgeon may be able to determine what is going on. Some imaging with an ultrasound or a CT scan may be needed.

Clark F Schierle, MD, PhD, FACS
Clark F Schierle, MD, PhD, FACS
676 N St Clair StChicagoIL60611US

Clark F Schierle, MD, PhD, FACS

676 N St Clair St, #1575, Chicago, IL,
UNITED STATES, 60611

Thank you for the question. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you what the mass is without examining you. It may just be scar tissue or it could be a hernia. In either case, it can usually be easily taken care of at the time of your tummy tuck. The best thing to do is to be evaluated by a Board

Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Good Luck!

Daniel Markmann, MD
Daniel Markmann, MD
9171 Baltimore National PikeEllicott CityMD21042US

Daniel Markmann, MD

9171 Baltimore National Pike, #205,
Ellicott City, MD, UNITED STATES, 21042

You will require an examination and possible testing to determine the etiology of the mass you are describing. Plastic Surgeons can commonly find hernia's at the time of Abdominoplasty which are usually easily repaired. Consider an evaluation with a member of the ASAPS in your region who commonly performs Tummy Tucks. Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS
Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS
18 Miller RdSumterSC29150US

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

18 Miller Rd, Sumter, SC, UNITED STATES,
29150

You should have an examination to see if you have an umbilical hernia. This should be addressed at the time of your tummy tuck. The hernia can be repaired by a general surgeon or a plastic surgeon depending your examination. Please find an ASAPS member for a consult.

Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS
Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS
2530 Walsh Tarlton LnAustinTX78746US

Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS

2530 Walsh Tarlton Ln, #100, Austin, TX,
UNITED STATES, 78746

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