A cesarean section involves cuts on which stitches are placed, and when they heal, scars remain. External – on the skin and abdominal muscles, internal – on the uterus.
They increase the time of pulling up the abdomen after cesarean section.
If after the usual birth, the belly of the newly-made mother simply remains large, then after a cesarean section, it looks different – as if divided into two parts. This is what determines the difficulties faced by a woman trying to tidy up the stomach after surgery. With a vertical incision in the middle of the abdominal cavity – folds appear on both sides of the scar, with a horizontal seam – the belly hangs over the scar.
The more body fat, the more noticeable protrusions. If there is little fat, then the skin resembles a fabric that you want to smooth out or neatly fill “for the belt” – a scar.
And he himself tightened to the limit.
The recovery period after cesarean section lasts longer than after standard vaginal delivery. First you need to wait until all the seams – both superficial and internal – fully heal. Until this happens, any physical activity is prohibited: light for 3 months, intensive – for six months. And before that you can not even lift more than two kilograms.
Like making sudden movements – squat, get out of bed, bend over and others.
Switching to a plant-protein diet and avoiding fatty foods as much as possible is also not recommended, since without it wounds heal longer. That is, after a cesarean section, the woman still has the same gentle life for 6 months as during pregnancy, and almost does not change the diet.
After waiting a fixed time and starting the exercises, the young mother soon realizes that all her efforts are in vain due to the presence of a scar. In the place where the muscles and skin are joined to the seam, folds still remain. The scar “tightens” the fabric itself, preventing them from smoothing out and becoming elastic.
It turns out that tightening the abdomen after a cesarean section should be started with an effect on the scar. It is impossible to remove it completely, it will not go anywhere, and we need to measure it. But the seam should be soft and relaxed, so as not to pull the fabric and let them finish.
This woman will help special procedures and facilities – massage, peeling, wraps, grinding, masks, ointments and more.
The success of the manipulation depends on several circumstances:
- the technique with which the incision was made for cesarean section;
- method of stitching the abdominal muscles;
- The degree of skin elasticity is an individual feature.
To tighten the abdominal muscles after cesarean section will help a special set of exercises recommended for those who have undergone abdominal surgery. The main load should fall on the oblique abdominal muscles. This opportunity is given by:
- exercise “bicycle”;
- raising and spreading straight legs from the supine position;
- drawing in the air with both feet simultaneously numbers from 1 to 10;
- swing legs in different directions from a standing position;
- tightening the torso to the legs.
The first training should take no more than 10-15 minutes. Later, you can add exercises for the rectus abdominis muscles: twisting, squatting, sliding along the wall without tearing off the shoulder blades.
And do not forget about the contrast shower, it improves capillary permeability, activating blood flow and saturation with oxygen, which makes the skin more elastic.