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Thinking of C-Section Scar Removal? Here’s What You Need to Know

Sometimes we get embarrassed about our C-Section scars. We know that we shouldn’t, but sometimes we do. Sometimes the procedure is done on its own, or be part of a more comprehensive “Mommy Makeover”.

C-Section scar removal is frequently used in situations where scars are red and raised and need to be reduced and paled so as to be less noticeable, or in a situation where the scar is depressed causing a flap of skin to form and envelope the scar.

C-Section Scar Removal

There are a couple of distinct procedures for removing C-Section scars depending on the nature of the scarring. In the case of a horizontal C-section incision the scar is removed via a laser and then a mini tummy tuck is performed to remove the excess skin and fat and give mommy a thinner sleeker tummy.

In the case of a vertical scar the reaches down past the pubis the scar is removed via a laser treatment and then laser liposuction is performed to remove the excess fat surrounding the scar.

So, if you are wondering, what cosmetic surgery procedures can flatten the so-called “C-section pooch”, depending on the nature of the scar, C-section pooch removal may require a mini tummy tuck or a laser liposuction to remove the fat layer that overhangs the scar.

Sometimes, in very mild cases of scarring, and where no excess skin and fat has surrounded the area liposuctions and mini tummy tucks are not required, and removing just the scar is enough. However, this is atypical.

Side Effects of C-Section Scar Removal

The procedure is known to cause mild discomfort, but it is reported to be much less painful than a full tummy tuck as the procedure is much milder. The discomfort lasts for a few days after the procedure is performed and is very easily managed with pain medications. Although, the pain is in some cases mild enough that some mothers forego getting pain medication altogether

Getting your C-Sections Scars removed is a quick day surgery, usually only taking 4 to 5 hours in the clinic. Results are seen immediately after the procedure, but you won’t see the full results until about six weeks to 90 days after the procedure on average.

Full recovery from just scar removal ranges from one week to ten days, and scar removal in addition to liposuction or a mini tummy tuck usually takes about 2 weeks on average.

C-Section scar removal is a relatively easy, painless, and quick procedure. So there’s no reason to be concerned if you have scar lines that you want to have removed. You can be a mommy and have pre-mommy body. You deserve it.

Get Your Beautiful Body With C-Section Scar Removal

Giving birth to a child is a beautiful thing. To most women, the joy of holding their child for the first time isn’t comparable to anything else. However, many women struggle with the scars left after a C-Section.

Getting back to your old self is now possible with C-Section Scar Removal. There are a couple of distinct procedures for removing C-Section scars depending on the nature of the scarring.

If you’re considering scar removal, you need to take your time to choose the right experienced plastic surgeon for your needs. At Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, we know the decision to go under is an important one, and we aim to make you feel comfortable from our initial consultation through your recovery.  If you want to learn more about your options and the experience, schedule a consultation with our award winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dickie, and start looking like your pre-pregnancy self again!