Plastic Surgery: C-Section Scar Removal

Plastic Surgery: C-Section Scar Removal

Plastic Surgery: C-Section Scar Removal

As we go through life, our bodies are naturally marked by scars. Most of these scars are notoriously difficult to get rid of permanently, and, often, they are even harder to conceal on an everyday basis. If you’re looking for ways to get rid of a C-Section scar, our plastic surgery experts have some advice.

C-Section Scar Removal

C-Section scars are removed in a unique way, simply because these types of scars require special considerations for long-term health, comfort, and appearance. Removing a C-Section scar involves different steps depending on the patient’s unique needs: sometimes a miniature tummy tuck is performed at the same time in order to support the scar removal, and in other cases, laser liposuction is used. The goal is to reduce the depressed appearance of C-Section scars and even eliminate the discomfort that some patients feel from these scars. However, since the process is different from other scar removal, it can be helpful to know what to expect.

A Closer Look

Let our Plastic Surgery experts explain C-Section scar removal!

  • Timing. How long should you wait after pregnancy to have a C-Section scar removed? The recommendation is that you finish breastfeeding and then wait an additional year. During this time, it is important to focus on losing excess weight and minimizing fat around the area; this will ensure the best results for the scar removal.
  • Pain and recovery. Although there is a tummy tuck involved, a C-Section scar removal is not as painful as a full tummy tuck. Although most patients do report discomfort for the first few days, pain management can be helped with medication and rest. Recovery will take up to two weeks if a tummy tuck is done; without a tummy tuck, recovery takes up to ten days.
  • Results. The appearance of results after a scar removal surgery can vary depending on the patient. While you will see immediate results after the surgery, the appearance of the area will continue to improve for up to three months.

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