C-Section Pouch Removal Surgery

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A caesarean section or C-section is a commonly performed procedure to deliver a baby and involves making an incision through your abdomen and womb. After the baby is delivered, the incision is closed with stitches.

The tightness of the scar, compared to the surrounding skin, can cause an overhang of excess skin and/or fat to appear. A healthy diet and exercise routine can help you lose any pregnancy weight gain, but unfortunately, it won’t address this pouch which is often referred to as a C-shelf, C-overhang or C-section pouch.

Non-surgical procedures are also not able to address a C-shelf. A surgical procedure in the form of a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is the only effective solution for C-section pouch removal.


C-section pouch removal surgery provides many benefits to those who don’t feel themselves after having a C-section. After a C-section, the pouch that can be left can cause mental distress as well as physical discomfort. The benefit of this procedure is that your surgeon can remove the excess skin and fat along with repairing any muscle separation if needed (your rectus abdominis muscles). This muscle separation is called diastasis recti. By tightening these muscles you will be able to strengthen and tone your tummy again. Your surgeon may also have the opportunity to remove any stretch marks, as well as the C-section scar. Any discomfort that the C-section pouch has caused you while exercising or rubbing against clothing will be alleviated.

Quick Reference


2 hours


1 week

Anaesthesia used

General anaesthesia

Hospital Stay



4-6 weeks

Final Result

6 - 9 months

Pre admission tests

Blood tests, MRSA, +/- ECG


C-shelf or c-section pouch


10 - 14 days

What our clients say about us

Our c-section pouch removal surgeons

Mr Alex Karidis at the Karidis Clinic

Mr Karidis is one of London’s most in-demand cosmetic surgeons and it is important for us to be able to offer you the option of another trusted surgeon, capable of producing the naturally beautiful results that are the hallmark of the Karidis Clinic.

Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe at the Karidis Clinic

With over 25 years’ cosmetic surgery experience, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe has worked with our medical director Mr Karidis for many years and is the only other cosmetic surgeon Mr Karidis would trust his patients to.

What to expect from your procedure

Some key information for what to expect in the lead up to, and during your procedure can be found below. We ensure our patients have all the support they need but if you do have further questions these will be addressed at your initial consultation.

How much does c-section pouch removal cost?

C-section pouch removal surgery requires a surgeon fee, an anaesthetist fee and a hospital fee. The price also includes all of your pre-operative and post-operative care. The cost may vary slightly depending on your unique requirements, but we will give you a detailed quotation following your consultation.

For more information on what our surgical fees cover, get in touch today.



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