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Does a laparoscpy leave scaring?

(11 Posts)
ilovegarlic Wed 14-Oct-09 22:27:52

I know they make 3 x tiny incisions but wondering if it leaves scares?

MrsHappy Wed 14-Oct-09 22:32:30

In my case, yes. I have a purple blob about 1cm across on either side of my abdomen. The third cut was made through my belly button and the inside of that is a bit scarred too (although I doubt anyone but me would notice that one).

EccentricaGallumbats Wed 14-Oct-09 22:34:54

i've had 2. first one hasn't scarred. secod one the top hole just below the belly button got a bit infected and has scarred. not huge and i am never going to wear a bikini again but if i were to you would notice it.

littleducks Wed 14-Oct-09 22:38:31

i have a scar inside my belly button (which looks like an extra crease) which has ever so slightly mishapen belly button, if i wor a bikini you prob wouldnt notice unless up very close

ilovegarlic Wed 14-Oct-09 22:40:18

oh damn...I didnt get any stretch marks with ds even though I ballooned over 3 stone so always wear bikinis.

I do have an appendix scare which has faded quite a lot. Was hoping to avoid anymore scares - I know its very vain

ilovegarlic Wed 14-Oct-09 22:41:16

that should be scars!!

mummywoowoo Wed 14-Oct-09 22:47:40

yes.. but tiny ones. Had mine 5 years ago, and now have very small, and faint scars and like the OP a misshapen belly button but not so that you'd notice... Good luck

AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 15-Oct-09 07:39:32

Have not had any scarring at all follow my lap op.

pleasechange Thu 15-Oct-09 07:45:43

one small one beside my belly button. nowhere near noticeable enough to stop wearing a bikini though

ADifferentMe Thu 15-Oct-09 09:58:21

I've had three, my bb now looks like a very tiny hot cross bun - I am extremely vain but it has never bothered me!

KurriKurri Thu 15-Oct-09 13:41:52

Mines a small v-shaped scar inside my bb. It used to be slightly visible, but now seems to have disappeared in a roll of flab muscle.

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