I am a mother of four. Two of my deliveries were by Caesarean sections. About a year after my last delivery, I discovered that my tummy has started bulging. A doctor I saw suggested an operation to tighten my tummy but I am scared of another operation. Kindly tell me what to do.
Rachel (by SMS)
Your bulging tummy could be a result of the weakness of your abdominal muscles as a result of the previous child births and Caesarean sections. Conservative treatment by wearing girdles can help keep your abdomen flat while severe cases can be treated with surgical interventions, popularly known as ‘tummy tuck’. When performed by a competent doctor, the surgery is very safe and effective. There is, therefore, nothing to fear about the procedure.