What does the procedure entail?
During surgery, the incision is removed and completely re-sewn, using all the principles of plastic surgery to manage distortion and visibility.
Are there any alternatives to this procedure?
Unfortunately, no creams can improve the appearance of an indented, although they may help mitigate a raised scar. A tummy tuck can be used in conjunction with surgical scar correction if some improvement to the abdominal muscles or skin is also desired by the patient. Liposuction to assist in contouring the body can help as well.
What can I expect?
The surgery can be done under general or local anesthetic, depending on the extent of scarring and if the procedure is combined with another procedure. Patients return home the same day and can usually return to normal activities, including lifting and bending, after about a week of recovery. Exercise should be avoided for 2 weeks following the surgery.
Who is a good candidate?
You may consider this procedure if:
You have a highly visible c-section scar; your scar is puckered, or bulging.
There is excessive skin around your scar.
You are unhappy with the fact that you can see the indentation of the scar through clothing.
Real Artistic Outcomes
Dr. Gurley understands that scars can be visible in and out of clothing. The contour of the scar is paramount to a plastic surgeon who focuses on form. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gurley has years of experience using precision in surgical techniques so that scarring is minimal. She will consult individually with you to advise you about the procedures that will work best for your body. A c-section scar correction can also be used in conjunction with liposuction or a tummy tuck if there is excess skin around the scar or if there was separation of the abdominal muscles following the birth of your child.
See the Difference
Our Before and After galleries feature real patients of Dr. Gurley. See how she tailors each surgery to each individual patient. Before choosing a plastic surgeon, it is important that you spend time analyzing their work.