Should I get a Tuck or Scar Revision for C Section Scar?

I have a scar from my C Section but do not know how to get rid of it. Some people say a tummy tuck works but then now I am seeing that I can just get a scar revision. Is that just a way to fix the scar without touching anything else? That would be cool, but is that legit?


F, 37, California

Tags:woman age 25-34 scar C section

Yes, both work well.  A scar revision will improve the c-section scar (without touching anything else), but it won't be totally "gone."  It should be flat, but may not be invisible.  A tummy tuck will do the same thing, but it will simultaneously improve the contour of your entire abdomen.  Both do a great job... just depends on your goal and situation.  Best of luck!

Hi Laura,

Great question! Both options are worth considering, but it all depends on your individual situation.

If you suffer from a c-shelf too, a tummy tuck will smooth out the area and may even remove the c-section scar entirely, depending on its placement.

Women with raised scars and no c-shelf are more likely to consider pursuing scar revision or various scar removal options. 

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