‘Womb welding’ to end C-section scars
Surgical technique could help seal C-section wounds with minimal scarring.
When it comes to choosing how your child will be born, you may be deterred from choosing a Caesarean section
because of the scarring which results. According to The Telegraph
, revolutionary technology which involves “welding” the wound using a plasma material has been proven to drastically reduce scarring in C-section surgeries.How it works:
- The BioWeld gadget is stitch and staple-free.
- It uses plasma, a charged form of gas normally produced by welding torches to weld the skin together.
- A thin film of plasma is placed over the wound.
- The technique itself is painless.
- The 40C plasma is made from a naturally occurring sugar.
- The sealing process takes just three or four minutes to seal the eight-inch surgical incision.
The future of C-sections?
IonMed, the creators of the process, reportedly came up with the idea for using the technique after the inventor spent time as an Israeli army medic. They say that it’s easy to train medical professionals to learn how to use it, and that since it is anti-bacterial so it will minimize the threat of infection, and that it works well in encouraging the growth of blood vessels.
Tests on three women who underwent C-sections
and on whom the technique was used all had positive results, with far less scarring than other surgical wound-closure options. The technique has been submitted to various authorities in Europe for approval, and may be used within months, if the company is given the go-ahead.Watch this amazing video of a Caesarean section birth or check out a C-section gallery:
Amazing C-section birth video
Birth by C-section galleryWould reduced scarring influence your decision on whether or not to have a C-section?