I had a c-section with one of pregnancies, and had what is called a bikini cut incision. I was a little worried about this, because it seems that my body always forms a lot of scar tissue from cuts and incisions.
I had a previous surgical incision infection when I had my gall bladder removed. Even though getting an infection at the incision site is not uncommon, it really is uncomfortable and seems to slow down the healing process.
It seems like many surgeries now can be performed with a laparoscope, which is much less invasive and the recovery time is much quicker than if they have to make a long incision.