C-Section Scar Revision
Women who consider plastic surgery to remove c-section scars may have prominent scars, painful scars, discolored scars, large raised scars or a horizontal incision rather than a vertical cut. When a patient desires a scar revision surgery, the old scar is removed or cut –out and the new incision is closed under less tension. The results leave the patient with a thinner and less visible scar. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, these scars can become less noticeable or surgically revised.
There are several methods that can reduce the size and appearance of unsightly c-section scars. The appearance and healing of a scar will depend on the healing process, a patient’s genetics, skin conditions and the suturing performed by the surgeon. Sometimes women can combine their scar revision with other procedures such as a mommy makeover, tummy tuck or a combination of cosmetic procedures that may include a breast lift, body contouring or liposuction.
Removing a c-section scar can be performed under IV/local sedation or if performed in combination with other procedures such as a breast lift or breast augmentation, then it would be performed under general anesthesia. If you have muscle that is separated or there is excess skin, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) may be considered. Typically if you are having a tummy tuck then a scar revision could be performed as a component of your surgery.
Patient results may vary