What should my Cesarean scar look like?
Since they’re usually made below the pubic hairline, you might not see your C-section scar at all. It’ll look red or pink for several months but eventually it fades to a pale, flat, thin line. Some women create bigger, thicker, or raised scars than others—however, they are rarely very obvious.
How long does C-section take to heal inside?
We know that every patient has a different labor and delivery experience, but in general, it takes around six weeks to completely heal from your C-section.
Are C-section scars big?
The good news is that C-section scars are usually small and below the bikini line. Once the scar heals, you may only have a faded line that’s barely noticeable. In the meantime, here’s what you should know about types of incisions, types of closures, how to support healing, and how to minimize scarring.
Does C-section scars stay forever?
C-section scars do not go away completely. They can fade on their own with time or with treatments, but a visible line is often left. If a C-section scar bothers you because of cosmetic issues, here are a few ways that can lessen its appearance.
How do you know if your C-section incision is open inside?
If this has happened, you might be able to see some of the stitches or staples that are no longer in place. Your C-section might look like a fresh wound, with redness or bleeding. If your C-section opening is due to an infection in the area, you’ll see signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or pus.
When does C-section scar fade?
How long does it take a C-section scar to heal? By two weeks, your scar should look and feel much better. That said, it can take anywhere from six weeks to three months before you’re fully healed.
Can I bend after C-section?
Lifting more than your baby, stretching, straining and deep bending are not recommended until about 4-6 weeks post-delivery OR until you are able to do these movements with no pain or strain and your incision feels like it has healed.
How bad is a C section scar?
You shouldn’t have a scar that is painful, itchy, or irritated. A bad c-section scar is either depressed or elevated and feels hard. The scar is colored, pigmented, itchy, or painful. Sometimes, it has fat accumulation above the scar, creating a ledge or a lip. You might be surprised to know that this is very common.
Do C sections always cause a scar?
When you have a c-section, you’re left with a scar on your belly that will be with you forever (unless you make the decision to have it surgically corrected once you’re done having kids). For many women, the scar is just that – a scar. Something they look at that may remind them of their pregnancy and childbirth.
What do C section scars look like?
What Your C-Section Scar May Look Like Typically, a c-section scar is small (about 4 to 6 inches) and pink, but there are several factors that can affect its appearance. How your scar turns out mostly depends on your body type and c-section incision type. Related Video Types of c-section incisions
How big is a C section scar?
In fact, the scar is so low on your tummy, that your pants and underwear cover it up. A healed c-section scar is 4-6 inches long and about 1/8 inch wide. (Much better than my mother’s 7 inch scar!)