Surgical photos to follow. Cover those eyes or link to another page if medical photos are not your cup of tea. For those of you that like to know the nitty-gritty, here it is!
Your surgeon uses a version of a low-transverse abdominal incision to access your uterus. Its not an accident where it goes as they measure up from the pubis. We have our silicone aligned to match.
Skin, fascia, adipose, muscle and the beautiful uterus are all surgically exposed. After seeing this, we hope we don't have to hear anymore "My incision is healed, I don't know why I'm so sore". Look at all they do! Does a tight binder or panties seem like a good idea after seeing this? We didn't think so either, so our compression is light and measured to be a level safe for post-surgery.
Your baby is then taken out. Now, lets not compare which birth experience is worse or better! The vaginal opening is made to stretch but the skin here isn't, so scarring can be uneven and more extensive than other surgeries. So, we lucked out on avoiding an episiotomy but we trade it for some extensive tissue handling.
Uh, what!? Think of it as your most thorough OB/GYN exam ever. The team gently takes the uterus out of your incision, makes sure its sewn up and all is good to go back in. Yup, out and back in. ! Feel sore 4 or 6 or even 8 weeks later? Now you know why! And all this happened on a hormonal body with lax and stretched tissues. You need a clinically directed solution.
C-Panty is it.