A cesarean section, or C-section, delivery can be necessary for the health of mother and child. The unfortunate issue is the scar left behind, which can change the appearance of the lower abdomen. Dr. Christine Blaine at Blaine Plastic Surgery is a top board certified plastic surgeon with extensive skill in scar revision treatments, including diminishing the appearance of C-section scars. We offer C-section scar removal at our clinics in Manhattan, Huntington and Staten Island.
At Blaine Plastic Surgery, we are strong proponents of the use of silicone-based scar therapies on all incisions and wounds (surgically or otherwise created) once it has been deemed safe to do so by our clinical staff. While we wait to begin applying these silicone-based scar treatments until the original wound or incision has healed and closed, these treatments have been proven to promote healthy collagen production. They also reduce friction and irritation of these delicate sites, improve hydration in the area and act as a barrier, ultimately protecting the scar from the outside environment. This therapy can be used in the healing of C-section scars to minimize their appearance.
Surgical Scar Revision Procedure
Scar revision surgery can immensely improve upon or reduce the appearance of a patient’s scars, including C-section scar removal. Often, a surgical scar revision can also help to restore function to areas of the skin that have been damaged and/or changed as a result. Scar revisions are often considered when other methods of scar improvement have not yielded enough patient satisfaction. They also may be applicable or to conditions considered severe enough to warrant a surgical intervention. In some cases, a C-section scar can be moved or made less visible as part of a tummy tuck or “Mommy Makeover” procedure.
If you have a C-section scar that you want treated or removed, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery today. We offer C-section scar removal and treatments at our clinics in NYC, Long Island and Staten Island.