Your appendectomy scar may seem like quite a hassle to you, particularly if you like wearing revealing bathing suits. There are a number of things which you can do to minimize the appearance, fat distribution and even the numbed area caused by severed nerves.
The scar tissue. Most appendectomy scars are a long horizontal line which crosses across your lower abdomen, right next to your bikini or underwear line. Scar tissue is temporary emergency tissue which your body has created to fill in holes, cuts or missing tissue. The scar tissue remains until it can be replaced by live tissue. Normally, scar tissue is not permanent and, even after years, can be replaced by healthy normal tissue. However, in the case of an appendectomy, this can take years to replace since quite a bit of tissue is missing. Help the scar tissue layer out toward the surface of the skin by regularly moisturizing it and rubbing it.
The numbed effect. Of course, due to the severed nerves in part of your abdomen, you now have a numb area. At first, nerves will grow quickly, especially with continual and vigorous stimulation such as rubbing, massaging and light scratching. After the initial quick growth, many surgeons agree that the nerves will grow much more slowly over time. However, you can still regain full feeling in that area if you constantly stimulate and rub the numb area as well as the scar. It may take up to three years even with devoted stimulation, but it can happen.
The distribution of fat. Especially in the case of women, uneven distribution of fat caused by their appendectomy scar can lead to constant frustration regarding appearance, especially in skimpy attire. Most scars push all fat below the scar, which can be a problem for women with wide hips and a pear-shaped figure. However, that can be better than the alternative: fat pushed above the scar. Even if a woman is fat, she can slim down to a nice flat belly all the way down to her bikini line. However, when fat is gathered above her appendectomy scar, rather than below it, she can feel like an extra belly has been added. Either way, eating high amounts of protein and exercising regularly can drastically reduce the appearance of any belly, above or below the scar.
Hydration and Stimulation. Scar tissue, even internal non-visible scar tissue, can be moved out more quickly if the tissue is kept extremely hydrated and the scar is vigorously stimulated on a regular basis. Hydration does not include soft drinks, since they tend to have a drying effect on the body. Water and juice are most effective for simple hydration. If you feel your scar tissue itching or tingling, that means it is healing some more and could use some extra rubbing and maybe another glass of juice.
To regain that nice long look of your body, consider tanning at a tanning salon where you will be able to distribute the color more evenly and thus conceal some of the weight distribution or remaining scar. Do not put makeup on your scar for that can easily rub off on clothing and become apparent, as well as not allowing the healing tissue to breathe properly. Keep your appendectomy scar maintained and in five years time, you will not have much to show for your surgery.