Some of the tape covering my stitching came off while I was showering yesterday so AJ replaced it with the special tape my surgeon gave me. While the tape was off he took a quick photo of the wound so I could see because I can't quite twist around to see it myself just yet.
|Scar after body lift|
It's really not a pretty picture, but I did promise to share all the gory details. I am really happy with how the wound is healing and by how great the scar line looks. Let me tell you, I saw some real horror stories on google images! The scabby hole above my butt crack and on my right side are drain holes which will continue to heal over time. My back (right above my butt) is the most swollen part of me right now, so hopefully that will come in a bit as the swelling goes dow and give me more shape.
While I am sharing my view from behind, I thought I would share my front view too and so I just took a quick snap with my phone. Here is my new belly in all it's stretch marked glory!
|After body lift|
To put that photo into context, and to show you what a genius my surgeon is, I really need to share a before picture. Please keep in mind that this is quite difficult for me to do. OK, deep breath...
|Before body lift|
I am sure you can now see why I am over the moon with my results. Even though I had lost over 55 kilos (121 lbs) I still looked obese because of the loose skin left on my abdomen. I could stare at my flat belly all day long, I just can't believe it is my body. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now!
I already have no doubt that the body lift surgery was worth every cent. I just wish that everyone who needed/wanted the surgery had the opportunity to have it done because it is truly life changing. For me it didn't just remove the skin, it has removed a mental and physical barrier holding me back in life. More than anything it has taken away the shame I had in myself and my body. I just feel free!