Need abdominal progrip mesh removed – experiences?
in May 2021 I had a mesh repair (Parietex Progrip 20x12cm) for a rectus diastasis and minur umbellical hernia after having three children.
Soon after the surgery I noticed that the swelling didn’t go down, and I looked worse than ever. The surgeon who performed the surgery couldn’t explain it. So I sought the advice of two other surgeons who are the top of their field (hernia repairs) where I live (Belgium). Their conclusion was that the diastasis has recurred above the bellybutton and the mesh that was placed was probably too big. Both suggested an abdominoplasty but said that removal of mesh is not an option (too dangerous). Today I saw the plastic surgeon I was referred to for abdominoplasty but she said there is nothing she can do for me: there is no excess fat or skin to remove. The bulging is quite clear coming from the mesh. She also wished me luck finding someone who can help me as she doesn’t know of anyone in Belgium who has experience with mesh removal.
So here I am. I look 7 months pregnant, I’m uncomfortable, I’m unhappy. I can’t run and play with my kids because I’m so uncomfortable. And I feel like my life is over even though I’m only 36 years old…
I read about dr. Muschaweck and Dr Simon Bailey. Both are at feasible distance for me.
Has anyone had abdominal mesh removal by either of them? I would love to hear from you.
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