Hysterectomy surgery scars

Hysterectomy surgery scars

laparoscopic hysterectomy scars

A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny instruments to remove the uterus through small incisions in the abdomen.

The surgeon starts by inserting a laparoscope through a small incision in the belly button. This is a thin, flexible tube that contains a video camera. It gives surgeons a clear view of internal organs without the need for a large incision.

Next, they’ll make two or three small incisions in the abdomen. They’ll use these small holes to insert small surgical tools. These incisions will leave a few small scars, each about the size of a dime.

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Robotic hysterectomy scars

A robotic hysterectomy uses high-definition 3-D magnification, miniature surgical instruments, and robotic technology. The robotic technology helps surgeons view, disconnect, and remove the uterus.

During a robotic hysterectomy, a surgeon will make four or five small incisions in the abdomen. These small incisions are used to insert surgical tools and thin robotic arms into the abdomen.

Robotic hysterectomies result in penny- or dime-sized scars similar to those left by laparoscopic procedures.

Wound care

Change the dressing over your incision once a day, or sooner if it gets dirty or wet.

  • Your provider will tell you when you do not need to keep your wound covered. Typically, dressings should be removed daily. Most surgeons will want you to leave the wound open to air most of the time after you are discharged from the hospital.
  • Keep the wound area clean by washing it with mild soap and water. DO NOT take a bath or submerge the wound under water.

You may remove your wound dressings (bandages) and take showers if sutures (stitches), staples, or glue were used to close your skin. DO NOT go swimming or soak in a bathtub or hot tub until your provider tells you it is OK.

Steris-trips are often left on incision sites by your surgeon. They should fall off in about a week. If they are still there after 10 days, you can remove them, unless your provider tells you not to.

10 common questions about hysterectomy surgery scars

1How big is the incision for a hysterectomy?
When You're In the Hospital This is called a hysterectomy. The surgeon made a 5- to 7-inch (13- to 18-centimeter) incision (cut) in the lower part of your belly. The cut was made either up and down or across (a bikini cut), just above your pubic hair.
2How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?
about one to two hours A hysterectomy typically is performed under general anesthesia, so you won't be awake during the surgery. The procedure itself generally lasts about one to two hours, although you'll spend some time beforehand getting ready to go into the operating room
3Can a woman still come after a hysterectomy?
The uterus is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. During the surgery the whole uterus is usually removed. Your doctor may also remove your fallopian tubes and ovaries. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and cannot become pregnant.
4How much can I walk after hysterectomy?
Weeks 2-4. Most women can comfortably increase their continuous walking by approximately five minutes per week after their surgery. By the end of week four you may be able to perform twenty minutes of continuous walking
5What fills the space after a hysterectomy?
The uterus typically takes up a very small space in the abdomen or pelvis. After a hysterectomy, the other abdominal organs shift slightly to fill the space. During the surgery, ligaments that helped to support the uterus are connected to the top of the vagina to support it and help keep it in its normal position.
6Can you still get wet after a hysterectomy?
Although many women do not experience sexual problems after a hysterectomy, some do experience complications. These may include: Loss of sex drive: A woman may experience a reduced libido if her ovaries are removed, as this will cause a lack of estrogen
7Is a hysterectomy major surgery?
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Hysterectomies are performed for a wide variety of reasons. A hysterectomy is major surgery, but with new technological advances, the discomfort, risk of infection and recovery time has all been decreased.
8What can I eat after my hysterectomy surgery?
Eat foods that are high in protein like meats, fish, cheese and other dairy products. These foods will help your incisions (cuts) heal. Eat high fiber foods such like fresh fruit, leafy vegetables and bran, and drink lots of fluids (water, tea, juice,)
9How long will my belly be swollen after hysterectomy?
You will probably notice that your belly is swollen and puffy. This is common. The swelling will take several weeks to go down. You may take about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover.
10Do you still need to see a gynecologist after a total hysterectomy?
With or without a hysterectomy, when new or problematic gynecologic symptoms arise, see your doctor. ... And even if you no longer need an annual gynecological exam, it doesn't mean you're done with annual doctor visits. For example, a clinical breast exam and mammogram are still recommended every year.


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