What's involved in a c-section scar revision?

I'm ready to finally get rid of my c-section scars. I have three children: the first I delivered naturally and the last two were via c-section. We are done with having kids and in the fall, my youngest will start kindergarten which will allow me to do something for myself. The scars have stopped me from wearing what I want to wear and can wear because I'm still in good shape - I just have these ugly scars. So now that time is no longer an issue, I have to face the second obstacle which is the procedure itself. What to expect from it. I guess I am a little scared. I have steered clear from online horror stories about scar revision. I want to learn about it from a professional. How should I proceed?


F, 39, California

Tags:woman age 35-44 scar children C section

It depends on your needs.  If you just need a scar revision it can be performed under local anesthesia in an office.  If you have excess skin hanging above the scar, then you might need a Tummy Tuck.  The scar revision can create a thinner, better looking scar.  Scars will always be visible, but will fade after several months.  Your best bet would be to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a consultation to determine your needs.  I hope this was helpful to you.  

Best Wishes, Dr. B.