It is common. Last year I saw a plastic surgeon for an opinion. What you described is just like mine, I had 3 laporatomies and it bled and was too, left to close up. The plastic surgeon said that this is common, but it is also an abdomnioplasty. The fat shifted because of the
open incision. The plastic surgeon would do alittle liposuction for the fat, and I have enough skin to pull and do a tuck. This would all be done vertical (using the existing incision), not like a traditional tummy tuck which goes hip to hip. Also, there would be a slight diagonal cut on either end of the incision by the bikini line to really pull. I forgot to ask, or nervous listening, what is done with the stoma incision because I thought it was to be left
open to close on it's own.
Regarding pricing, he said that he would try to get the insurance to pay for the usage of the surgical room and anesthesiologist. No guarantees. My cr surgeon called me and said that HE is capable of fixing this on his own, when and if the time comes. No need for a plastic guy.
I hope this helps. I completely understand because I hate my abdomen. Actually hate is an understatement. My incision was/is just horrific and more traumatic than 'waking up' with an ileostomy. Even though I'm thin and no one knows, I do and can be seen through some clothing. Tell your cr surgeon your thoughts, maybe he's capable of correcting it on his own? Would save you thousands!
Post Edited (windy city) : 4/2/2013 1:03:57 PM (GMT-6)