Can adhesions & scar tissue resulting from 3 c-sections be removed during surgery?

I'm am considering abdominoplasty. My question is related to any adhesions as well as scar tissue that have formed since my 3rd c-section. Would the plastic surgeon remove these as part of the procedure?

An abdominoplasty will typically remove the old scar and underlying scar tissue from previous C-sections. The result will be a better contour of the abdomen, but of course there will be a longer scar from the abdominoplasty.

Sincerely,

Thomas C. Wiener, MD

Houston

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Thomas C. Wiener MD
Thomas C. Wiener MD
2323 Clear Lake City BlvdHoustonTX77062US

Thomas C. Wiener MD

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Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can be excellent for removing prior C-section scars, and other pregnancy related changes of the abdomen. C-section scars often cause indentation, that is smoothed by the tummy tuck.

On the other hand, "adhesions" typically refer to scar bands within the abdominal cavity, around intestines. These are not addressed by abdominoplasty, since such plastic surgery remains outside the abdominal space.

Best wishes

Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS
Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS
615 Halton RdGreenvilleSC29607US

Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS

615 Halton Road, Suite 100, Greenville, SC,
29607-3403, US

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