Appendix removal, also known as an appendectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to remove the appendix from the body. This procedure is routinely done as an emergency surgery in response to appendicitis—an inflammatory condition of the appendix. An appendectomy requires that the surgeon perform an incision, measuring several inches in length, on the lower right side of the abdomen. The incision site will require stitches and may take several weeks to heal, often resulting in a noticeable scar. Many patients are self-conscious about the scar that reminds them of their surgery. Luckily, with proper wound care and the right products, scar management after surgery has never been easier.