Erasing the signs of a C-section in Australia is a hot topic around the Costhetics water cooler. Our research team has noticed a global increase in the number of women whosebabies are delivered via C-section.
According to the latest mothers and babies report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, nearly one-third of all births in Australia are by caesarean section. That percentage spikes to 49% for women over the age of 40 whose risk for complications during childbirth increase with age.
Nowhere is the trend toward elective caesarean section birth more popular than in Celebrityland. Busy A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, and Molly Sims opted for this procedure, excited to have a baby without the birth wreaking havoc with their schedules.
Appearance-conscious celebrities are understandably less excited about the scarring that can occur following a c-section. In some women, the scar can become raised, wide, or depressed. It can also cause long-term pain or discomfort.
“I had four C-sections and my stomach looked like the map of the world.” – Patricia Heaton, actress, Everybody Loves Raymond
There are four main reasons women choose to have scar revision surgery after a C-Section:
Obstetric surgeons are skilled professionals, but their area of expertise is delivering babies. The aesthetics of a potential scar are less important to them than the health of the newborn and mother.
Cosmetic plastic surgeons, on the other hand, are experts in skin and wound repair. Their sole focus is making a scar look as good as possible.
A new trend is for women to have a mini tummy tuck performed at the same time as C-section scar revision. With the proper tools and techniques, cosmetic surgeons can remove depressed vertical C-section scars, then use laser liposuction to thin down the surrounding areas.
The results include an improved scar and a flat belly. What mother wouldn’t want that?!