Hi - I searched archives for a while but did not see this question/topic. Sorry if redundant.
I had a c-section three years ago w/ my twins, due to HELLP syndrome (emergency section at 32.5 weeks - talk about drama!)
My scar healed up very, very poorly. Because my platelets were low, I didn't clot, it failed to close, and I had to have home health out to pack/repack it every few days ... loads of fun. Anyway, it left a thick, raised (nearly keloid) scar line (fortunately in my pubic hair, so that's a plus), but also what some people would call a "shelf" - I guess I have loose skin/fatty deposits above and below the scar, which is VERY indented (and rather unattractive ... and visible/lumpy through a bathing suit. Sigh. Sorry to be vain!)
Has anyone else had this "shelf" appearance? Did it get better/go away with a subsequent pregnancy, or stay the same, or get worse? So far, it seems WORSE this pregnancy (I am only 16 weeks along, so not a lot of stretching/growing yet), and that's pretty discouraging. I was hoping that the hormones and pressure might soften it/even it out.
I intend to VBAC (I have two prior successful vaginal deliveries of singletons), so I won't have the option to "fix it" with repeat c-section (if I have a C, it will be an emergency again, not planned; so no way to plan ahead for cosmetic results). However, the current state of affairs is sufficiently bad that, if it does not improve, I will probably consider having it revised/repaired down the line a few years...
Thanks for reading this far! Any experience/thoughts welcome.