Modified Abdominoplasty with Hernia Repair - Texas
- updated 2 years ago
Lost my bikini body in 1988 when I gave birth to...
- 19 Sep 2011
- 7 days pre
Lost my bikini body in 1988 when I gave birth to an 11# bouncing baby boy and have been trying since then to get it back. My son was delivered by an emergency C-Section after 16 hours of hard labor without pain meds. I have since had numerous abdominal surgeries (cholecystectomy, myectomy, hysterectomy and a unilateral oopherectomy) and have nicknamed my stomach "Frankenbelly" due to the numerous scars, stretch marks and deformities.
Since my son is over 20 years old I cannot call it "baby fat" anymore and have spent the past year dieting and exercising away 70 lbs. Technically I am the same size I was pre-pregnancy, but I look nothing like that young naive girl that I once was! I am hoping that the hot little mama that used to wear the skimpiest of clothing is under all this loose skin just waiting get excavated and brought back to life!
I also have a 6.0 incisional hernia resulting from the unilateral oopherectomy which has become larger with the weight loss and has recently started causing a lot of pain, mostly when I sneeze, cough or laugh hard, but have also started to experience a lot of nausea and vomitting after eating full meals and have found myself snacking or eating much smaller meals to avoid this feeling.
Since the surgery is medically necessary it has taken a lot of the anxiety out of the picture for me.
10/10/11 - not quite 2 weeks post-op and feeling...
- 10 Oct 2011
- 13 days post
The only discomfort that I have experienced has been the pulling of the internal mesh girdle. It causes slight discomfort in the groin and along my right hip, I know once I lose more weight this will cease and has let up greatly the past week.
I have not had serious pain since 2 days post op and noticed that once I became more ambulatory the pain subsided immensely. Still growing accustomed to seeing my stomach sans belly button! The hernia was over 3" in length and in close proximity to my belly button. The decision was made to not cut through the mesh to pull the belly button through until after the repair has had time to thoroughly heal. Hopefully I will have a belly button before next bikini season! In the interim it is nice not having that massive bump sticking up out of my abdomen and I still have to perform a double take when I walk past mirrors, I don't recognize myself!
I will have my husband help me take a 2 week post op photo to update my file.
Two weeks and 1 day post op and feeling great. ...
- 12 Oct 2011
- 15 days post
Will post some updated pictures by this weekend.
Three weeks and one day post-op, I think I overdid...
- 19 Oct 2011
- 22 days post
I am 3.5 weeks post op and I guess I am officially...
- 20 Oct 2011
- 23 days post
Dr. Horndeski and his staff are awesome, they have been such a pleasure to deal with from the start. Will definitely be using him for additional work (ultimate breast lift and thigh lift) in the future!