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Getting Rid of the C-Section Scar Shelf

Tell Us How You Got Rid of Your C-Section Shelf

Many c-section mommies lament, "Shelves are for books, not for stomachs." As the rate of c-sections continues to climb, I'd guess the number of tummy tucks are, too. Women who have gone under the knife for delivery may find their midsections irreparably damaged leaving them with an area fit for picture frames or books. A shelved friend recently asked me if I knew any secrets for getting rid of her tell-all birth scar. As a mama who has escaped the throes of c-sections, I was at a loss for words, which is why I'm looking to you. Can any of you provide tips for this tummy pouting mommy?

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KAEB06 KAEB06 7 years
Although she wasn't showcased as a woman with a "c-sectioned shelf" I think this model: http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2009/09/margarita-asks-guys-answer-is.html?mbid=FitSugar (the one Fit Sugar showcased) is a really good example of what a "shelf" looks like (and I think she looks awesome!)
KAEB06 KAEB06 7 years
Working on getting rid of mine the good ol' fashioned way with diet and exercise but I do not that the gene pool is NOT in my favor!
mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
Hate to say this but without surgery, it might never go away. With weight loss, the shelf might get much smaller, but there is a large chance that it will still be there. All you can hope for is a small scar that no one but you and your spouse will see.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
My daughter is now just about 15 months, and I still have a teensy weensy "shelf." I haven't found any miracle cure yet! The scar is definitely not noticeable, I was fortunate that way...but I don't think I will ever be able to get rid of that little shelf!
babysugar babysugar 7 years
Anonymous, I could not agree with you more on the photo. I searched high and low and it is shockingly tough to find a c-section scar without revealing too much. The options were either profrane or the above. I went with the less scary and work friendly option. ;) Can't wait to hear the suggestions!
jeneraider2002 jeneraider2002 7 years
Wow, I think this is a great topic. Women dont talk about things like this enough. I had a C-section and have the same problem. Dose not matter how hard you work your tummy is still a little off. If you dont have the right genes you are really up the creek without a paddle. ;) Cant wait to hear the suggestions.
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