Abdominal muscle repair success rate
After delivering twins, I was left with a 10cm separation in my tummy muscle. It is now down to 2cm but after 2 1/2 years it will not close on its own.
In December 2012 I had a titanium mesh patch placed behind my belly button to fix the hernia there.
This has left me with a belly button that still sticks out and is now so hard that when it rubs against a bench it gets very tender/sore. They only patched the hernia while leaving the muscle open.
I am very slim, so tummy fat is not the issue. I look very pregnant all the time. I would like to get the tummy muscle sewn back together, while having a breast enlargement done ('c' cup), and my nipples drawn back in.
On a TV program I saw another women with a tummy just like mine (also twin pregnancy.) They cut around her tummy button, then cut similar to a 'c' section to sew the muscle back together. Although very scarred, her tummy was flat again. At least she looked good dressed.
I also saw on 'The Doctors' a women who had her nipples drawn back in so she wasn't on 'high beam' all the time. My breasts have become so small (right side 'AA', left side 'A') that wearing a bra is near impossible, but mandatory due to my nipples. However I would like to get larger breasts while I'm there. I have heard that a few years after the tummy muscle is sewn back together it often rips apart again, due to the center of the muscle being thread bare.
Can you advise on the long term success rate of this operation.
Your help would be appreciated.