I have a c-section scar and 4 inches of skin on top of it that I wouldlike to get rid of. It's only a small roll but it bothers me. I don't want a mini tummy tuck. I just like to get that part of skin cut away, is that possible?
Is It Possible to Remove C-section Scar Without a Tummy Tuck?
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Fixing a C-section scar without a tummy tuck
It is possible to perform a revision of the C-section scar and limited liposuction to the area just above it. However, this combination of surgeries is very close to what a mini tummy tuck would entail. Your best bet is to be evaluated by a board-certified plastic surgeon is a great deal of experience in abdominoplasty and scar revision. They will be able to review your options with you and help you decide if you only need this limited combination or if you would benefit from a mini tummy tuck. It is possible to perform a small mini tummy tuck and limit the incision to just beyond the length of your C-section scar.
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Full Tummy Tuck Likely Your Answer
In your case, you would like your scar and four inches of the surrounding tissue removed.By definition this constitutes a mini-abdominoplasty.Unfortunately, this procedure would minimally impact your abdominal aesthetics.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to totally remove a C-section scar.Even when abdominoplasty surgery is performed, the scar is typically replaced with a new scar.In some cases, a simple scar revision can improve the position, quality, and contour of the scar without an abdominoplasty.
Since you’re concerned about the appearance of your abdomen and previous scars, it’s appropriate to consult a board certified plastic surgeon.This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your aesthetic goals and anatomic findings.
C-section scar removal
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Scar revision = mini tummy tuck
You can certainly request any procedure you want but to some degree it comes down to semantics. There is very little difference between a scar revisions and a mini tummy tuck. Removing 4 inches of skin amounts to 10 cm which is a substantial amount of skin, About the only difference is avoiding the muscle repair plus or minus liposuction. So you are essentially having a skin only mini tummy tuck or a c-section scar revision.
A discussion with yoru surgeon is of course important. Certainly if this is all you want it can be done but a more pleasing aesthetic result probably would require a more involved procedure.
Glorified scar revision
This will be a glorified scar revision but it is possible. This roll could be removed under local anaesthesia. You scar will have to be longer to be able to remove the the whole length of the roll.
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