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Pregnancy and childbirth are an incredible journey that can bring so many blessings to a woman’s life. However, if cesarean section delivery is necessary, it can also leave behind a scar that is not a welcomed side effect. C-section incisions can be very noticeable if they do not heal as expected, especially when wearing a bikini or during intimate moments. If you are interested in C-section scar removal, Maia Plastic Surgery offers advanced treatments to hide and minimize your abdomen scar at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

Most C-section scars heal well – the skin is looser after pregnancy, allowing the skin to heal without tension. However, every woman is different, and there are C-section scars that can be larger or more pronounced than others. Some become hypertrophic or raised, while other may widen or indent. If a C-section scar is noticeable and impacts the appearance of the tummy, there are treatments or plastic surgery procedures that can reduce the size or move its location.

Options for C-Section Scar Treatment

If the cesarean incision was below the panty line, it is easy to hide the scar. However, when the scar widens or if it is above the panty line, it is visible when wearing a bikini or certain clothes. In order to fade a C-section scar, laser skin treatments are useful, but there will still be some evidence of the scar. For hypertrophic or very noticeable scars, more advanced treatments or revision surgery may be required.

C-section scars can be lowered and hidden below the panty line. This is usually performed with a tummy tuck to flatten and tighten the abdomen, but it can also be performed as a solo procedure.

If you want to minimize the appearance of your C-section scar, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery today at our medical center in the Washington, DC area to book your appointment with Dr. Maia. Dr. Munique Maia is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who offers a wide variety of treatment and surgical options for scar removal and revision.

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J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

David R.

Dr. Maia, Alana, and Kristina are talented, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great results, great support, and very responsive to any questions. Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their quality of life!

Erez D.

Dr Maia is the consummate plastic surgeon. From her compassion to exceptional surgical skill and results, there is no better. Would give 10 stars if I could.

Deise G.

I had a great experience with doctor Maia. Beyond my expectations.

Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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