WHAT IS IT:
Stretched skin, stretch marks and excess and lumpy fatty tissue.
The skin is put under enormous strain during pregnancy and has an amazing capacity to accommodate the growing foetus. If it cannot cope with the strain experienced, the tissue fibres tear apart, causing a stretch marks (stiae). After the birth, excess or stretched skin often cannot fully return to its previous state and unwanted fatty deposits may remain. Caesarean sections cut through fatty tissue, muscle and skin and can cause scarring and uneven contours.