I think all women who have carried a baby and breastfed should be entitled to a free tummy tuck and breast lift...lord knows we have earnt it!!!
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13-01-2012 21:47 #21
13-01-2012 21:47 #22
I've had 2 c/s I'm a size 8 and I have an apron.I know many mums get saggy skin but the c/s gives a huge overhang that is not only not good for self esteem but can be bad for future c/s as it increases the risk of infection.
We are ttc our 3rd (which will be a c/s ) so I'm really hoping I might be able to get a tuck. Yep, it's superficial, but when you are small and have this overhang that makes you look pg, it's not good for the self esteem
15-01-2012 10:27 #23
Anyone can get the overhang....I have the overhang...and I haven't had a c-section. I don't understand why the overhang on one woman is more bothersome than the overhang on another woman...just because one has a scar at the crease and the other one doesn't. Ok yes if it's rubbing on the scar and causing issues...but then I know women who get infections and thrush under their overhang and they don't even have a scar. So why (if it is really covered by medicare...I suspect it isn't) would someone after 3 c-sections be more entitled to a free tummy tuck when someone who's had 3 babies and who also has an overhang apron thing....isn't! Doesn't seem fair to me.
My only thing is that perhaps someone who's had a c-section is more likely to get a tummy tuck because they already have scaring, whereas someone like me who hasn't (I do have a small scar from keyhole surgery there though) would probably not be inclined to want to be all scared up?
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15-01-2012 15:20 #25
As opposed to....? So the crease is thicker? Can't move it around? Is that what you mean? Because I can pull and move the skin around in the crease but the overhang still happens (although mine's a little better since I've been losing weight).
Meh...oh well. I doubt medicare would fund something like that anyway somehow....
15-01-2012 15:24 #26
15-01-2012 15:52 #27
Can't find any criteria as to who would qualify for this - but this is from the MBS site:
LIPECTOMY radical abdominoplasty (Pitanguy type or similar), with excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue, repair of musculoaponeurotic layer and transposition of umbilicus, not being a service performed within 12 months after the end of a pregnancy and not being a service associated with a service to which item 45564, 45565 or 45530 applies
FWIW - I'm a size 8 after 2 c-sections - and have no overhang - or problem with my scarline (although I did lots of scar management following both deliveries). I'm not trying to be boastful - but I think the issue is nothing to do with the type of delivery. - it should be judged upon an individual basis. I'm agreeing with Deserama - if the overhang's there and you've tried all conventional methods to move it - it shouldn't matter whether there's an underlying scar or not.
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15-01-2012 16:00 #28has left the building
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3 c-sections alone would not qualify you (as far as i'm aware). To qualify it needs to be for medical reasons not just cosmetic - loose, hanging skin could be a reason but that can happen even with vaginal births. I have loose skin and other issues and am waiting to find out if i qualify for a medicare funded tummy tuck but my guess is i won't be - i'm a borderline case.
15-01-2012 16:33 #29
I'm pretty sure that when i was at my skinniest I had a lip at my crease line. It annoyed me because I had little fat there it was just the skin bulging out at that point just above the crease line. I'm yet to get back to my skinniest and I think I'll be working on my abs more than I did previous to see if after having 2 more kids if the lip is still there. If it's not....great! (though I doubt it because nothing helps skin) but if it is...oh well!
I think if you're having continuous infections and issue due to an overhang, whether you've had a c-section or not....I think you should be entitled to one, but not for cosmetic reasons no.
15-01-2012 16:57 #30
I have had a c-section and I didn't have overhang at all when I lost my baby weight, it only happened when I gained weight recently! But I have a friend who had 2 natural birthed babies, same age as me, same increase of weight as me in pregnancy and the pregnancies were the same distance apart etc. She is the skinniest she can be (literally, at 48kg was just below her BMI in an effort to try to get back to normal by starving) but is really upset over her breasts and stomach.The skin on her stomach hangs as far as her vagina, there is not one bit of fat in there, it is like goo. Her poor breasts are unlike I have ever seen, with skin, but a lot of it and they hang, but also can't be easily put into bras because the skin falls out, etc. It is really upsetting for her. I hope her surgeries will be covered in some way when she finally has the money to be able to fix the problem. In cases like that, it is about mental health I think.
In my friends case, it may be a skin disorder causing so much stretch, so it might be covered in some way, but it really is hard for her to deal with.
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