C-Section Scar Removal
Caesarean, or c-section, childbirths can leave a tell-tale scar behind, changing the appearance of the abdomen. Some c-section incisions heal smoothly, leaving only a flat scar as a reminder. Others are more noticeable, restricting the skin movement or disfiguring the lower abdomen. At LM Medical NYC in Manhattan, we have both a board certified dermatologist and plastic surgeon that can collaborate to determine the best scar treatments, including c-section scar removal.
One of the most effective options for reducing the appearance of c-section scars is using silicone sheets. These sheets can be used as a preventive measure to improve the healing process of the skin. However, these must be used during the healing process to have the best effects. For existing c-section scar removal, other treatments or plastic surgery may be necessary.
Surgical and Non-Surgical C-Section Treatment
Some c-section scars can look uneven or cause the skin to pucker. Others are only a flat, discolored line across the belly. If you want c-section scar removal, treatment depends on the severity of skin or tissue deformity. Most c-section scars can be faded or minimized with non-surgical treatments. Laser therapy and other skin treatments can be used to help with discoloration and improve the texture.
When the skin and tissue have been deformed from a c-section, surgical c-section scar revision may be required. Dr. Lesley Rabach is a double board certified plastic surgeon who has the experience and skills to alter the position and appearance of a c-section scar. Revision surgery can help create a flatter, less noticeable scar.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your c-section scar, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We have multiple options for c-section scar removal and treatment. Call our office to book your consultation at our clinics in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side.