n. A surgical procedure that combines a caesarean section with abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck).
While there have been plenty of rumors about Brit-Brit getting some work done, she has never actually admitted it. We do know that she had tummy tucks at the time of her caesarean sections with her two children. Nothing new there. Most of the celebrity women who give birth via C-section opt for the C-tuck.
Getting a c-tuck means having two surgeries in the same timeframe. Baby is born by c-section; the OB and team whisk baby away, and then a plastic surgeon comes in to remove some abdominal flesh, possibly doing some liposuction in the process.
Caesarean sections are on the increase — stomach-tucks, too. The latest procedure combines the two. 'Tuesday 3.15pm: C-tuck', notes a Californian lady's diary. The C-tuck schedules together a midwife, gynaecological surgeon and plastic surgeon to whip out a baby, then tighten up the stomach, utilising the same incision.
Just in case it comes up in conversation, the euphemistic phrase tummy tuck first appeared around 1973.