My first corrective
surgery was on May 2, 2008. Here I am, presurgery, marked for the areas
that the doctor will be working on. Notice that the hips, love-handles,
waist, upper and lower abdomen all have marked areas that cover
at least 50% of the areas that I paid Dr. Bittner to treat. Dr.
Bittner said I looked "beautiful" and it was a "great"
result. Obviously, his opinion varies greatly from Dr. Heller's in that
Dr. Heller found so much area that needed to be revised.
I ended up having
to have the midsection treated twice for corrections.
Corrections are wonderful!
But the original work was so poorly done that I have needed a second surgery
in this area and will probably need one last small touch up. It's like
gouging the icing on a cake deeply, down into the cake itself. It is much
harder to smooth it out and make it look right that to correct a couple
fo finger swipes! Even so, I already look exponentially better!
markings circling the mid & upper abdomen and the hips and waist
lumps on the hip and the obvious one at the base of the ribcage. Recall
that the waist sculpting just ended abruptly at the ribcage. Also
notice that the waist needed to be blended toward the back where it
also ended abruptly.
the side on which the hip was not as disfigured. Note the lump at
the ribcage edge of the waist is even larger than the other side and
the need to blend the waist into the back. These
pictures were taken 8+ months after the original surgery by Dr. Bittner's
"team". The red spot on the back side of my hip is one of
vs a Stitch or Two
I am less that two months past my corrective surgery and already the
scars are far less noticible that the ones that are now 10 months
old. The corrective incisions received a stitch or two that did not
hurt going in or coming out. What the stitch seems to do is keep the
wound from leaking all over your clothes and bedclothes for days..and...it
closes the opening to minimize the scarring. After the first surgery
I was changing "pads" numerous times a day. There were times
when it took less than an hour to soak through the padding and my
clothes. I ruined bed sheets and ended up sleeping on multiple layers
of towels at night. After my corrective surgery, a small band-aid
was place over each stitched incision. Not even the pad of the band-aids
were stained a week later when the stitches were