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C-Section Scar Treatment Can Help You Feel Like Yourself Again Dallas, TX
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A cesarean delivery, or a C-section, is a relatively standard method of giving birth. According to the CDC, in 2016, C-sections accounted for 31.9% of all births in the United States. In some situations, a doctor may recommend this delivery method to ensure the mother’s health and safety.

To facilitate the birth of a baby by C-section, the mother’s abdominal skin and muscles must be cut. Thus, they are often left with a scar after the operation.

At Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we use the latest surgical scar removal techniques to minimize the scar’s visibility from a C-section and improve the aesthetics of your lower abdomen.

Why is Your C-Section Scar So Noticeable?

That extra padding around your stomach after a C-section does not indicate a problem during surgery or slow scar healing. Instead, it signifies that your scar has become anchored to the muscle beneath.

There is typically a layer of fat between the epidermis and the underlying muscle. Disruption to this layer limits the scar’s mobility. In such cases, the abdominal muscles provide a firm anchor for the C-section scar. This makes the flabby skin and excess fat above your belly button stand out even more. They cannot move about as freely as the rest of your skin because of the scar.

What is C-Section Scar Treatment?

Scars resulting from C-sections can be removed surgically when the scar is depressed, causing a flap of skin to grow and enclose the scar, or when the scar is red, elevated and has to be reduced and paled to be less noticeable.

If you have a pooch from a C-section, giving the scar some TLC regularly might work wonders. If the shelf from your C-section is still visible after 6-12 months, it is likely to remain permanent unless we treat it.

The good news is that Dr. Azouz, our board-certified plastic surgeon, will have access to the shelf’s excess skin during surgery to remove the C-section scar. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a treatment in which your abdominal muscles are tightened while the skin and fat are removed.

Once you have lost most of your baby weight, you may be a candidate for a minor tummy tuck, targeting only the lower abdominal area.

As part of your consultation, we will discuss the option of a Mommy Makeover, which includes the C-section scar removal and the tummy tuck. We can develop a plan that helps you achieve your desired body shape. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and be one step closer to feeling like yourself again.

Posted on behalf of Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

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