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I am repling because I have had that question many times, and to me it implys that I did something to have that flap of skin or flap overhang.  It is  not something I did, it is a result of either a badly done c-section job, and or the time that it was done, may have been before modern tech kicked in.   I have tried exercise and every diet out there, but to my dismay, as I get older I it gets worse, and at the age of 52 is very depressing to have. 

 

If anyone can suggest a reasonable approach I would be glad to try it.  I am only 5 foot 2 and work out but at a stage where I need to get it fixed.  Thinking of having the surgery.

 

post #22 of 22

As ecstatic as I was to welcome my baby boy into the world almost seven years ago, I was so sad and shocked to see the affect of the C-section on my body.  The overhang was extreme.  The scar was so DEEP.  I felt as if I had been quilted.  You know how the stiching on a quilt is?  And how any fluff around it is higher than the stitching?  Having experience with sewing and knowing how even one misplaced or too-tight stitch can buckle and entire seam, I had to wonder if the expertise of the surgeon affects the outcome.  I wondered if the tissues could have been stitched together in a way that didn't create the condition of the scar causing any fat to only deposit above and below.  If fat could evenly distribute beneath it, there would be a smoother form.  Losing weight has lessened the distortion, but it still exists.  I asked an obgyn a few years ago about the overhang.  She said it has to do with how an individual woman heals.  I still think it has to do with the skill of the surgeon.  Who knows?  It is what it is.  I am grateful for my son and the doctor who delivered him.  We both might not have survived the birth without her.  I am presently improving my body form with weightlifting.  Things are looking better with the strengthening of core muscles.  It is working wonders . . . but I think I will always have what I think of as the quilted effect.  No fat will ever build underneath this scar. 

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