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Unread 09-08-2005, 04:08 PM
Incision revision

Hi,
I am scheduled for an incision revision surgery. I was just wondering what does this incision revision entail? My abdomen will be opened for the 5th time,(3c-sections and my hyst). I had a problem with my incision opening after my TAH/BSO because they used staples instead of stitches. My incision looks horrific!

Thanks

Mel
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Unread 09-08-2005, 04:46 PM
Incision revision

Mel,
I hope you don't mind but I split your post off from the other thread so you can receive your own replies to your question.

I also had an incision problem after a laprotomy I had before I had the hyst. I do think many of my incision problems stemmed from that surgery. I had to have the incision reopened and packed. It was left open and until it healed and closed on its own. It did heal, but than it was reopened for the hyst and I don't think it ever healed right. At the time I didn't think much about it. Until I found this wonderful doctor who took one look and said "I can fix that for you".

The incision revision surgery I had also included a right ilingual (sp?) nerve removal. Before I had the revision, my incision was very lumpy, red and was located way above my belly button. The doc reopened the incision, scraped out *tons* of scar tissue and somehow moved it down to my bikini line.

I was off for work for two weeks. I was also given the usual "no heavy lifting" for six weeks. I think he wanted me to be as careful as possible so that I didn't damage all his good work.

I've had no further problems with the incision since than. It is barely noticeable.

Good luck Mel. I hope the doctor can fix your incision as well as my doc did!
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Unread 09-08-2005, 05:00 PM
Incision revision

I was wondering if my doc who is doing my ORS surgery is the same person who could fix this incision or if I needed to go to a plastic surgeon? I am so afraid of reopening my incision, the last time it took 6 months to heal from the inside out !

Thanks for any advice
Mel
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Unread 09-08-2005, 05:51 PM
Incision revision

Mel,
I think it depends on the skill of the doctor doing the surgery. I had consulted with a plastic surgeon previously and he wouldn't touch me. I went to a general surgeon recommended to me by my ob-gyn for some other problems I had. He turned out to be the most skillful surgeon. Later on, I developed a cyst on my neck that needed to be removed. He did the surgery, had to cut open my neck, and you can just barely see the scar now.

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Unread 09-09-2005, 06:59 AM
Incision revision

Thank you so much for your input. I will talk to my gyn and get more info from her about this.
I am so glad to have all of the support and advise from all of my hystersisters!

Thank You Thank You!


Mel
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Unread 09-09-2005, 09:08 AM
Incision revision

My surgeon was had also studied plastic surgery so I was lucky. He used staples and my incision is beautiful! well as beautiful as a 8 inch vertical scar can be. He even gave me a mini tummy tuck. I had had two previous c sections and he said "I will fix that scar for you" and he did. I am not sure what exactly they do but I am assuming that they cut away the scar tissue and straighten the incision area. Good Luck!
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Unread 09-09-2005, 03:56 PM
Incision revision

I had a scar revison done with the TAH/BSO( 2 x prior c-sec) and there was a positive ,noticable difference in my tummy area.

Good luck to you and try not to worry!! I bet you will be pleased with your results..........
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