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Does a Tummy Tuck Get Rid of C-Section Scars?

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, can be an excellent procedure to improve the shape, tone, contour, and profile of the abdomen. Aging, weight gain, and pregnancy can all have a number of effects on the tone and texture of the belly, often resulting in reduced self-confidence for a wide range of patients. Women who have had children, in particular, are commonly concerned with the appearance of their stomach after a cesarean section (“C-section”) procedure, which may leave a “pooch” of excess skin above the incision, along with a loose or crepey skin texture. In general, a tummy tuck may be able to remove a C-section scar depending on the nature of a patient’s needs and individual treatment plan; however, it’s important to note that even though removing a C-section scar is possible, the abdominoplasty procedure itself will leave behind some degree of scarring. 

Depending on the type of tummy tuck you receive, an abdominoplasty incision can be made just below a C-section scar to remove the “shelf” of excess skin and tissue that usually results from cesarean delivery. Even though tummy tuck surgery will also require a horizontal incision, the scar can be easily hidden underneath underwear or swimsuits. Furthermore, the appearance of the abdomen is typically greatly improved after a tummy tuck and provides a smoother, more sculpted aesthetic. 

We encourage you to explore our before-and-after photos from the tummy tuck procedure to see the transformation possible with this body contouring surgery. After evaluating your concerns in person, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can confirm whether or not a tummy tuck will help enhance (or completely remove) your C-section scar. 

Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is committed to listening to your needs, wishes, and concerns to help you identify the best treatment to achieve your goals. If you’re considering abdominoplasty, don’t hesitate to contact The Aesthetic Surgery Centre at our Orlando office today.