I was shaved, drastically.
I will never know why, but the OB on call made the incision so that my scar sits over/on my pubic bone. So incredibly low.
He might have done that b/c baby was at something like +3 with a cervix at 8 or 9 cm, so he knew baby was looooow.
Alas, neither he nor the homebirth LMs that made me transfer "in case of meconium problems, that's all, just to be near the nursery!", realized that baby was also posterior, and he cut my son's nose.
Alas, no one TOLD me that his nose was cut, and then I was booted from the hopsital at 42 hours post-op, and it took me probably a day to realize that the mark on his nose was a scab, not just dried blood missed during the quick bath DH gave him at the hospital.
I had stitches on the inner layers of the incision, but only steristrips on the outside, perhaps 5 of them.
I was told they would come off quickly, but the night before my 2 week follow-up (the OB insisted on that timing, then when I got there he didn't know why I was there, sigh) they weren't anywhere near coming off and I took them off myself in the shower.
There's a bunch more. Looking at the scar isn't one of my most favorite activities.
But it is so low, and that roll of squish that many attribute to surgery is so high (at least an inch higher, if not more), that I know with me it's just from gaining weight with baby, not due to surgery.
And when I look at that low, small scar, and when I hear about small scars, I am almost physically ill, thinking about babies being pulled out through tiny incisions, when SO often they are pulled from the surgical holes out of fear of being pushed through a small natural "hole". Gotta stop typing now, getting ill.