C-Section Scar Revision
C-Section Scar Revision in Fargo, ND
Approximately 21% of American women opt to deliver their babies via cesarean section, or C-section. While many C-section operations result in discreet, almost unnoticeable, scars below the underwear line, some women experience scarring that is more pronounced, raised, discolored, or even painful. Dr. Adam’s advanced scar revision techniques minimize the appearance of C-section scars and make them less prominent.
WHAT CAUSES SCARRING?
Scarring is the result of your body “scrambling” to close any incision as quickly as possible, to avoid infection.
When this happens, the skin cells are no longer uniform in texture, size, shape, or color, which results in a scar. Fortunately, with continual advancements in medical understanding, doctors now understand the mechanisms behind scarring and skin healing and can capitalize on this to reduce unwanted scarring.
SCAR REVISION OPTIONS
The severity of C-section scarring differs between patients. During your initial consultation with Dr. Adams, you will discuss the best possible method for achieving your goals.
For example, some women with less visible scarring may only require the use of topical creams and at-home remedies that aid the skin in healing.
Other cases may require a slightly more hands-on approach with laser treatment, which stimulates collagen production in the skin and repairs the damaged skin cells, so they take on a more uniform appearance.
The final option available to patients with severe and noticeable scarring is revision surgery. During this process, while you are under local anesthesia, Dr. Adams will re-open the C-section scar, then carefully stitch it back together using micro-dissolvable sutures. This process significantly reduces the surface area of the scar and the amount of skin that needs to heal. As a result, when the body closes the new incision, it can do so in a more uniform manner that results in a much less visible scar.