If you’ve had a C Section you probably have an annoying extra fold of skin that hangs down over your C-Section scar called a C-section shelf.
This C-Section shelf is embarrassing. It looks terrible and makes a woman feel ugly.
If you have a C-Section shelf no doubt you want to get rid of it.
Here’s some advice on what worked for me.
How To Get Rid of A C-Section Shelf?
A C-Section shelf is difficult to get rid of mainly because we’re dealing with two separate issues; fat and loose skin, however regardless of what you’ve heard, it can be done and without additional surgery.
There are 3 ways to get rid of your C-Section shelf.
- C-Panty (Incision Shaper)
Yes, diet plays a key role in losing your C-Section shelf. Because the shelf is made of stretched skin and fat, you will reduce the appearance of the shelf by reducing the fat.
Now by dieting I don’t mean starving yourself. In fact, don’t ever skip a meal. Eat sensibly and reduce your fat intake. Eat recommended portions and get into the habit of giving your body time to feel full. Also don’t start a diet one week and go off it the next. Consistency is key.
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.
Exercise is important because it strengthens your weak muscles which also works to tighten the loose skin.
I don’t recommend sit-ups and crunches. Doing abdominal exercises too soon after surgery are not only dangerous they can also be ineffective if you are not completely healed internally.
Personally I recommend a daily routine of walking while tightening your pelvic muscles as you walk. I’ve had great success with walking and tightening. Again consistency is what delivers results. Committing to just 20 minutes a day is all you need to achieve positive results.
C-panty is a comfortable slimming panty that is OB/GYN recommended. The C-Panty provides front pelvic compression which is the very thing that supports and flattens the bulge around your incision.
Using C-Panty your C-Section shelf is smooth and looks natural under any clothing. And over time it will be diet, exercise and compression that are the formula for eliminating your C-Section shelf.
The C-Panty has a medicinal quality as well. It contains an interior medical grade silicone panel that sits over your incision to speed healing & reduce the appearance of a scar. No more scar creams, hospital panties, belly wraps or binders.
If you have a C-Section shelf, don’t give up. Diet, exercise and compression are what worked for me and my C-Section shelf is gone Try it, I think you’ll be pleased with the results.
Here’s to a more beautiful, slimmer you
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