At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, our tummy tuck NY specialists perform abdominoplasty to reduce excess skin and fat of the abdomen and tighten loose stomach muscles for a flatter, firmer tummy.
Some of our patients are worried about existing C-section scars and how surgery will affect them. Fortunately, abdominoplasty and the management of C-section scars can easily be combined for an optimal result.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), abdominoplasty was the third most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed in 2011.
This is a particularly popular procedure for women, especially those who are looking to address post pregnancy-related changes of their body.
C-Section Scar Reduction During a Tummy Tuck
A cesarean section, or C-section, is a surgical procedure to deliver a fetus via surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, typically when vaginal delivery is not possible. This usually results in a horizontal scar in the pubic area.
While the scar is often easily concealed in the pubic area, some women develop a flap or pouch of excess skin and fat, often referred to as a “Mother’s Apron”, that hangs over the C-section scar.
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, our tummy tuck NYC and Long Island specialists can successfully manage C-section scars during tummy tuck to produce an optimal result. In some cases, the surgery may be performed through the existing scar.
In other cases, particularly if the scar is undesirable, reducing C-section scars can be included in the tissue to be removed and a new scar can be placed in a better position.
In most cases, our tummy tuck NYC & Long Island surgeons are able to position the tummy tuck scar in the pubic area so that it can easily be concealed under a bathing suit, even a bikini.
Best of all, that “Mother’s Apron” can be removed and loose abdominal muscles tightened to restore a firmer, flatter, more desirable tummy.
Trust our Tummy Tuck NY Surgeons
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team has highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons with extensive experience in abdominoplasty.
To learn more about the tummy tuck or to schedule a consultation with one of our tummy tuck NY experts, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York today.