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    Cesarean Section Incisions

    Picture of C-section incisions

    To do a cesarean section, the doctor makes an incision. Usually it is a horizontal incision, made low across the belly, just above the pubic hair line. This may be called a "bikini cut." Sometimes the incision is vertical, from the navel down to the pubic area.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Last Revised February 23, 2012

    Last Revised: February 23, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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