It's time to change this body
This is the point where I decided I could not live in this body anymore. I could no longer take the anxiety that filled my body every morning when I put on a bra & got dressed. The constant neck & shoulder pain that I experienced from constantly adjusting my clothes as they twisted to the side from having extremely uneven breasts. The skin on my breasts was so thin & they continued to stretch & sag so low which caused chest pain. I was fed up on constantly being uncomfortable & in pain.
My poor tummy hated being pregnant. Being so short my babies had no where to go but out. My skin was so scary thin & I could feel it all tearing. It was so incredibly sore & itchy in those final weeks that there is no surprise that my skin or muscles didn’t want to go back in. I also developed an umbilical hernia which progressively got worse from having a further 2 babies & crazy weight gain from future health issues.
I had learnt to live with my body as it served me well. I was able to fall pregnant, deliver all babies naturally & breastfeed all 3. My body was a sign of everything I went through. I knew there was no way I was ever going to be able to do anything about it so just learned to hide it from the world & not worry what was underneath my clothes.
What I didn’t know was that the inside of my body was also broken & worn out. I got Tonsillitis which my body could not fight & was on antibiotics everyday for 9 months, which resulted in a tonsillectomy. What they didn’t know was that the infection just moved to a new part of my body which I could not get rid of. I was desperate & thought I would be sick forever. I was blessed to have found my Naturopath Miia Prowse. She spent years building up my body so it could fight back. It was the hardest journey of my life. I still cannot believe what I had to do. It was intense & took a lot of work, patience, persistence & tears.
I went through so much, worked so hard & had rediscovered myself again but living with this body everyday was hard & I still have a lot of life left to live. My husband didn’t want me struggling anymore & said I could make an appointment with Dr M!
Oh my goodness! Could these photos be any scarier 😱I looked like I was melting. As I thought I’d have to live with this body forever, I don’t know if I truly allowed my mind to see what I was living with. I was sad, uncomfortable & frustrated but it’s not until now I’ve had surgery that I truly see how much this was affecting my life.
The next part of my journey begins...
Our client wishes to remain anonymous. 💕
Breast lift & reduction - September 2019
Plastic Surgeon - Dr Michael Miroshnik, Sydney.
Tummy tuck, muscle repair, waist tightening, mons lift & hernia repair - March 2020
She is 34 years old, is 161cms tall and at the time of her pre op appointment weighed 59kg and at the time of surgery was 55kg.