C-section Scar Revision (Revision of a prior C-section scar): A surgical scar is an unavoidable result of a C-section, and its development can be unpredictable. Poor healing c-sections may contribute to a scar that is visibly noticeable or unsightly. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance, self-esteem and in turn your ability to be comfortable in an intimate setting. Scars from c-sections may be raised, recessed, or may vary in color or texture from surrounding healthy skin causing them to be particularly noticeable.
Scar revision options for c-sections by Dr. Capuano in NJ, include use of topical agents including silicone, steroids, anti-inflammatory agents, retinol based skin care systems, Broad Band Light (BBL) therapy, full field or fractional erbium laser treatments and finally, surgical excision with advanced closure techniques.
The best candidates for the revision of c-sections are healthy mothers, who are non-smokers and who are bothered by the appearance of their C-section scar. Scar revision of c-sections can be performed using an incision aimed at reducing excess or loose skin on the abdomen if you are not planning to have any more children at NCPS in NJ. Advanced wound closure techniques are used to reduce tension on your skin to minimize spreading of your scar. Scar revision for c-sections is ideal for mothers who have good skin quality, only a small amount of excess abdominal skin and no laxity of their underlying fascia. Surgery for c-sections does not improve laxity of your underlying fascia or separation of your vertical abdominal muscles (rectus muscles), which often occur during pregnancy. If you have laxity in your abdominal wall, your needs may be better served with a mini abdominoplasty or traditional abdominoplasty.
The procedure for c-sections NJ takes between 1 to 2 hours depending on the patient’s anatomy, and is either performed in the hospital or at an accredited NJ surgery center under sedation with local anesthesia. You will likely be discharged home on the same day that the c-section surgery occurs.
Full recovery for c-sections occurs over 6 months to a year. Most patients are able to return to work within about a week after their c-sections nj. You can participate in light exercise by 2 weeks, while 6 weeks are required, before return to strenuous activity or lifting. For more in-depth questions, book a consultation at NCPS for c-sections NJ.
C-sections NJ can cause redness, swelling, temporary pain, numbness of the abdominal skin, bruising, fatigue (which may last several months), changes in the shape or location of the umbilicus. For more in-depth questions, book a consultation at NCPS in New Jersey for c-sections.
C-section Risks include bleeding, infection, hematoma, seroma, changes in skin sensation, scarring, damage to underlying structures, contour deformity at lateral wound margins, unsatisfactory results requiring additional c-section surgery in NJ.
Dr. Capuano consistently achieves excellent results with the scar revision of c-sections NJ. He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in New Jersey, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he would be happy to discuss your options if you are thinking about a having your C-section scar revised. For more in-depth questions, book a consultation at NCPS for c-sections NJ.
For more in-depth questions, book a consultation at NCPS for c-sections NJ by contacting the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280.