I did this procedure after losing a great deal of weight. I wanted the body I had worked hard for but couldn't achieve due to excess skin and flab.
Good luck to you. you will LOVE the results
Most insurance covers hernias so maybe if you go see a different surgeon they can make it work and have the tt at the same time as hernia repair. I would do it and it will be alot cheaper.
I would guess your doctor didn't put you back together like that, it is most likely swelling.
I have had both sets of mine in my pubic area. they heal nicely and smooth out. very easy to shave after.