C-section inquiry

What are some of the pros and cons that you know of with regard to having a c-section. I actually want to schedule one . I don't feel like going through the pain of pushing a 10lb baby out of my vagina. But one of my friends says my stomach will look bad after :? Then another friend told me it was a great option because my vagina won't tear and will remain tight. Please share your thoughts or expeiences.