Location: San Jose, CA
Member since 9/17/2012


  • 19 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

36 year old mother of 2 huge babies. Ventral hernia with mesh, diastasis recti, full tummy tuck, new navel - Los Gatos, CA

I had two very large babies. I am only 5 ft tall and weighed 110 lbs before the pregnancies. They were so large they separated my abdomen muscles from top to bottom (diastasis recti) and broke through the fascia causing a ventral hernia. In addition, the skin was stretched beyond belief and unable to retract. However, I am so scared of doctors that I would never consider having it repaired... READ MORE

Questions from misscorinna

Will Smart Lipo Work for Me? (photo)

I am 34. I have 2 kids and I'm done. I'm 5 feet and weigh 125 lbs. My pre-pregnancy weight was 115. Even with diet and a private trainer, my stomach won't go down. My belly... READ MORE

I Am Terrified of Surgery. Will a Non-surgical Option Work for Me? (photo)

I am 34 years old. 5 feet and 125 lbs. I have had two 9 pound babies and I'm done! Even with diet and a personal trainer, my stomach won't go down, my belly button is sticking... READ MORE

Recent comments from misscorinna

Wow! Amazing! I tried jogging, but it was still REALLY uncomfortable. So far, I'm sticking to PT, squats, lunges, and arm weights. I'm still swelly too. I can't wear my pre-surgery pants yet. READ COMMENT

Has anyone here done physical therapy? I just started last week. I was a surfer before the surgery and want to get back into condition safely without tearing anything. (I had ventral hernia with mesh insertion.) Curious to know if... READ COMMENT

Still can't fit pre-surgery jeans. Dresses look great though. READ COMMENT

I'm 8 weeks post op, but I'm NOWHERE near exercising yet. I'm assuming my hernia with mesh insertion, fascia repair, and diastasis recti repair are making my recovery a bit slower than the other ladies in the June group. I'm trying to... READ COMMENT

My scar looks pretty good. Thin and pale. But, of course, I don't have anything to compare it to. I don't know what it would look like if I hadn't used Embrace. I DO really trust my PS, however, and he recommended I use it from week 3... READ COMMENT