Stomach Problem above C-Section Scar
This is, unfortunately a relatively common problem after a C-Section or other GYN procedures. It can usually be corrected with a mini-tummytuck procedure with liposuction, frequently in the office with local anesthesia. Make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon for a complete consultation to determine exactly what your options are.
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Thank you for sharing your question and photograph. The best recommendation would be to see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to have the best treatment options discussed. An in-person evaluation is essential to identify and discuss your concerns, as well as your desired outcome. Depending on the timing since your C-section you may need to allow more time to pass to allow your incision time to fully heal and mature, which allows for softening and fading of the scar. If it has been a year or longer since your procedure you may be a candidate for a scar revision or perhaps a mini tummy tuck. Hope this helps.
Best solution for stomach that is not smooth
IMHO, you will be able to return to your BC (before childbirth) days with a mini tummy tuck. During that procedure , all of the scarring from the C-sections should be removed.
Post C- section bulge and scar
Thank you for your question and helpful picture.
The least invasive way to improve your situation would be a wide excision of your scar. This maneuver would remove the scar tissue and minimize the 'dimpling' of skin right above it. This can be done successfully under local anesthesia in the office. A Mini TT would remove most of the dimpling, but the incision would need to be extended in order to avoid unsightly dog ears.
I hope this helps.
Treatment of a Post C-section Pouch
For the best results seek the consultation of a plastic
surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. They have a website
listing all the certified plastic surgeons. Members of the American Society of
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will all be board certified in plastic surgery and
have demonstrated an interest and special skill in cosmetic plastic surgery as
If you're most interested in a non-invasive treatment, consider Exilis. This is an in-office procedure (4 treatments at 2-3 week intervals) which can both reduce the fatty fullness and tighten the loose skin. It will not give you a surgical result but from the photos you may be a good candidate for this procedure. We've been using this device in our office for nearly three years now and been extremely impressed with the results!
Again, the best thing to do is consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. For more information about Exilis please go to the web link below.
Proabably a little direct excision and a bit of liposuction above the scar to debulk it.Could be done under local.
Thank you for your question. It is not uncommon to have some irregularity or dimpling of a c-section scar. Potential solutions include a revision of the scar or a mini tummy tuck which will remove the old scar and flatten the bottom part of the abdomen. To be sure, consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Hope this helps!
Tummy tuck after C section
The knots you feel are part of the normal healing process. You can just let this heal over the next year or consider a mini tummy tuck if these persist.