C-Section Scar Revision

For many women, a C-section birth is necessary for a safe delivery of their child. However, the resulting scar can cause discomfort and self-consciousness for some women. If you’re feeling insecure about your C-section scar, a scar revision procedure can help you regain your confidence.

C-section scar revision is a good option for women who are unhappy with the appearance of their C-section scar. This may include women who have:

  • A keloid or raised scar
  • A hypertrophic or thickened scar
  • An uneven or asymmetrical scar
  • A scar that has widened over time
  • A scar that causes discomfort or pain

It’s important to wait until your C-section scar has fully healed before considering scar revision surgery. This typically takes about a year.

C-section scar revision can provide excellent results, helping you to feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin. The procedure can improve the appearance of your scar, making it less noticeable and more aesthetically pleasing. It can also help to reduce discomfort or pain associated with the scar.

Questions & Answers

How is C-section scar revision performed?

The exact method will depend on the type and severity of your scar. Dr. Barnsley may use a combination of surgical excision, dermabrasion, or laser resurfacing to remove or reduce scar tissue.

Will the procedure leave a new scar?

Yes, C-section scar revision will leave a new scar. However, this scar will likely be much smaller and less noticeable than your original C-section scar.

How long does recovery take?

Recovery time will depend on the specifics of your procedure, but you can typically expect to return to your normal activities within a few days to a week. Dr. Barnsley will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to follow.

Non-Surgical Options

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can help to fade discoloration, smooth out rough or uneven texture, and reduce the visibility of the scar.

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HALO Laser

Halo laser helps to stimulate collagen production, reduce scar tissue, and improve overall skin texture and tone.

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Dr. Barnsley is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Barnsley is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC
Dr. Barnsley is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Philip Barnsley, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Victoria, BC, specializes in a variety of plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift, as well as a number of non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures. He serves Lantzville, Nanaimo, Victoria, and other communities throughout Vancouver Island.