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C-section Closure

C-section Closure

Your OBGYN will make the usual incision and perform the delivery of your child.  He/she will repair your uterus and close your abdominal muscle fascia.  Once that is closed, c-section surgeon Dr. Capuano will take over, and perform a plastics closure of your skin and subcutaneous fascia in layers.  The advantage of a c-section plastic surgeon creating the closure is that this technique places the tension of the c-section closure on the fascia beneath the skin, which reduces tension on the skin itself.  Because the skin is made primarily of collagen and elastin, offsetting this tension reduces the tendency for the c-section scar to spread vertically, creating a fine line closure that is minimally visible.  If you are not planning on having any additional children, it is also possible for c-section surgeon Dr. Capuano, to excise some of your stretched skin to further tighten your abdomen.

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Is This C-Section Surgery Right For Me?

The best candidates for C-section closures by plastic surgeon, Dr. Capuano, are healthy mothers, who are non-smokers and who would like their c-section scar to be as inconspicuous as possible.  Mothers who have a history of prominent scar formation or keloid formation may also benefit from a c-section surgeon nj. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does c-section surgery take?

The procedure with c-section surgeon NJ, Dr. Capuano, takes between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the patient’s anatomy, and is typically performed in the hospital under spinal or epidural anesthesia.  A four night stay in the hospital is customary following a procedure by c-section surgeon NJ, Dr. Capuano.

What is the expected recovery time for a c-section?

Full c-section recovery occurs 6 months to a year after your procedure with c-section surgeon in New Jersey, Dr. Capuano.  Most c-section patients are able to lift their baby immediately following c-section surgery, and can participate in light exercise by 2 weeks. In order return to strenuous activity or lifting over 10 lbs, you should wait 6 weeks after your procedure with c-section surgeon NJ, Dr. Capuano.

What are the common side effects of a c-section?

After your procedure with c-section surgeon NJ, Dr. Capuano, redness, swelling, temporary pain, numbness of the abdominal skin, bruising, and fatigue (which may last several months).  After your c-section you may also have changes in the shape or location of the umbilicus.

What are the surgical risks of a procedure with c-section surgeon NJ, Dr. Capuano?

C-section risks include bleeding, infection, hematoma, seroma, changes in skin sensation, scarring, damage to underlying structures, contour deformity at lateral wound margins, and possibly unsatisfactory c-section results requiring additional procedures by c-section surgeon NJ, Dr. Capuano.

Dr. Capuano consistently achieves c-section excellence with C-section closures.  He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in New Jersey, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.   He would be happy to discuss your c-section options if you are thinking about a having your C-section incision closed by a c-section plastic surgeon located in NJ.

How do I make an appointment for a consultation with c-section surgeon NJ, Dr. Capuano?

Contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201) 820-5280 to schedule an appointment to review c-section options.