Are you sick of your C-Section shelf? That extra fold of skin that hangs down over your C-Section scar?
It’s annoying and embarrassing isn’t it?
But how do you get rid of it?
Many women will tell you that you’ll need more surgery to get rid of a C-Section shelf, however I disagree.
Surgery may be the quickest way to lose your shelf but if more surgery isn’t your preference don’t despair.
Here’s how I got rid of mine.
How To Get Rid of A C-Section Shelf?
A C-Section shelf involves focusing on two things; fat and loose skin.
To help with fat loss and tightening that loose skin these are the 3 things that work very well together.
- Cpanty Compression
Now before you hang your head in frustration hear me out.
Diet and and exercise may not be what you wanted to hear but there are some specific do’s and don’t’s that will make these work together for getting rid of your C-Section shelf. What I’ve found is that 99% of the time women aren’t using diet, exercise and compression correctly for toning and slimming.
Diet eliminates fat. Fat is not entirely the problem with respect to a C-Section shelf but it helps to trim the area of as much fat as possible.
Now by dieting I don’t mean starving yourself. That rarely works for any body toning and it can contribute to loss of muscle mass, which is a bad thing for toning your shelf.
So never skip a meal.
Instead reduce your fat intake. Eat recommended portions and get into the habit of giving your body time to feel full.
Also consistency is important. Don’t start a diet one week and go off it the next. That won’t work either.
Start with a low fat plan that won’t make you feel deprived. Health magazine has some great low fat sample memus that are a great start and the foods are super appetizing.
Walk, Don’t Crunch
A C-Section shelf is comprised of loose skin. Exercise is important because it strengthens your weak muscles which works to tighten the loose skin around your incision.
I don’t recommend sit-ups and crunches for the first few months after your C-Section. Doing abdominal exercises too soon after surgery are not only dangerous they can be ineffective and damage muscles if you are not completely healed internally.
All you really need is a daily routine of walking while tightening your pelvic muscles as you walk. People don’t believe me when I say that but it’s true. That’s exactly what I did and my C-Section shelf is gone.
It doesn’t need to be any more difficult than that.
Simply targeting those muscles effectively and being consistent with it is what works.
Committing to just 20 minutes a day is all you need to achieve positive results.
If weather permits get outside with baby. If you can’t get out use a treadmill. I STILL use my Horizon compact treadmill like the one in the picture. It sits in my office and I use it whenever I’m short on time or just can’t get outside.
I personally recommend the Cpanty because it works to diminish your C-Section shelf.
After your C-Section your incision will leave a scar which creates dense tissue causing pocketing which is the C-Section shelf. This pocketing accentuates fat deposits in the area of your scar, however Cpanty works to smooth the shelf and restore your scar to a more natural texture.
The combination of Cpanty’s front pelvic compression and its interior medical grade silicone panel that sits over your incision supports and flattens the bulge around your incision.
“C-Panty really works. It’s comfortable, and really helps reduce that classic “c-section shelf” as well as help the incision fade” – PW
With CPanty you don’t need scar creams, hospital panties, belly wraps or binders. It’s an-all in-one panty.
So there you have it my friend.
The combination of diet, walking and compression are what worked for me and my C-Section shelf is gone
Losing your C-Section shelf won’t happen overnight, so patience and staying motivated is important too.
So if more surgery isn’t what you want try diet, walking and Cpanty. If you stick with it and have patience I think you’ll be happy with the results.
Here’s to a more beautiful, slimmer you – and no more surgery
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