C-Section Scar Correction - St. Louis
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C-Section Scar Correction – St. Louis

The miracle of birth is just that: a miracle! Unfortunately, the scars that some birthing processes can leave behind are often less than desirable. Depending on the incision and the healing, some cesarean section scars can become indented, lumpy, uneven, or otherwise noticeable. Some women find that after their C-section they get a “pooch” that sits on top of the scar making it hard to wear certain types of clothing. By getting the scar revised excess skin or even sometimes fat can be removed at the same time to smooth out your lower abdomen.

What You Can Expect

ProcedureWhat does the procedure entail?

During surgery, the incision is removed and completely re-sewn, using all the principles of plastic surgery to manage distortion and visibility.

Alternatives Are there any alternatives?

Unfortunately, no creams can improve the appearance of an indented, although they may help mitigate a raised scar. A tummy tuck can be used in conjunction with surgical scar correction if some improvement to the abdominal muscles or skin is also desired by the patient. Liposuction to assist in contouring the body can help as well.

RecoveryWhat can I expect?

The surgery can be done under general or local anesthetic, depending on the extent of scarring and if the procedure is combined with another procedure. Patients return home the same day and can usually return to normal activities, including lifting and bending, after about a week of recovery. Exercise should be avoided for 2 weeks following the surgery.

CandidatesWho is a good candidate?

You may consider this procedure if:

You have a highly visible C-section scar; your scar is puckered, or bulging.

There is excessive skin around your scar.

You are unhappy with the fact that you can see the indentation of the scar through clothing.

CostWhat is the approximate cost for C Section Scar Correction?

The cost for c section scar correction surgery usually falls within this range, however you will receive an exact cost when you meet with Dr. Gurley.

  • $10,000-$45,000

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Real Results

Real Artistic Outcomes

Dr. Gurley understands that scars can be visible in and out of clothing. The contour of the scar is paramount to a plastic surgeon who focuses on form. As a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gurley has years of experience using precision in surgical techniques so that scarring is minimal. She will consult individually with you to advise you about the procedures that will work best for your body. A C-section scar correction can also be used in conjunction with liposuction or a tummy tuck if there is excess skin around the scar or if there was separation of the abdominal muscles following the birth of your child.

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