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Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby reddhun » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:00 am

has any had this done ? or can you request this ?
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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:22 am

I do recall this being done, but have not read any posts on it in years, and I think what I did read was something I found in "search" from before my time. I just can't remember now. However, someone might see your post and post about it who knows more.

I would think you could ask your surgeon, although it may not be one that all surgeons perform. It is not widely used, I know that much.

Just for the sake of those reading your post who don't know what it is, I will post an excerpt I found online when looking up specifics as to how it is done:

The 'Internal Corset' - a procedure to narrow the waist

The permanent sutures that are used to flatten and tighten the abdominal wall are typically placed in the midline. The rectus abdominis muscles, prior to pregnancy, are lined up immediately side-by-side. Expansion of the abdominal wall during pregnancy allows the muscles to stretch apart, leaving a weak layer of fascia (connective tissue) spanning the gap between the two muscles - the medical term for which is diastasis. The midline tightening sutures correct the diastasis and bring the rectus muscles back into a 'side-by-side' configuration, flattening the abdominal wall in the process. Although this midline tightening dramatically enhances the abdominal profile, it often does not adequately address the fact that pregnancy can also wreak havoc on the waist, turning what was formerly an 'hourglass' figure into something that is more cylindrical in shape. For several years now I have been using permanent 'internal corset' sutures, placed laterally in the abdominal wall, that draw the waist inward and restore some of the hourglass effect of abdominal concavity at the waistline in frontal view. The addition of these sutures to midline tightening, and in some cases in place of midline tightening, has allowed me to achieve even more impressive postoperative results.
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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby reddhun » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:39 am

Thanks !.... hope more folks chime in about this...wold love to know more on it or someone who has this done along with there TT
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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby mtmom75 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:51 am

Isn't this pretty much the same thing as a muscle repair? I'm confused..
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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:53 am

mtmom,

The MR only addresses the midline. Brings the rectus abdominus muscles back together.

This procedure involves (somehow) also suturing the outer abdominal wall (fascia I guess), and pulling inward to create a waist. I am not sure how it works, and the way it is described here, we can lose our hourglass shape with the separating of the muscles and this procedure can give us the hourglass back. From all my experience reading here, if you had the hourglass, you get it back with the MR alone. (if you even lost it).

To me, this seems more for someone who never had the hourglass in the first place and wants to create one.

But I have to admit I know no more than anyone else on this topic. Just from googling, (and not much of that), a from reading about people having it, but I don't remember the details.

Anyone who can explain further, please do! Reddhun, do you know much about this? If not, I would really do your research before having it done. Look at all of the beautiful results here, without having this done.
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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby reddhun » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:25 pm

Thanks !!
@Anna was thinking the same thing from doing my research..it does seem a bit different from MR....i will email a few of the Dr's to get more info on this

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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:33 pm

I think the docs who do it do both: the regular MR and then this too. You would definitely still need the regular old MR too.

Please let us know anything you find out!
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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby reddhun » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:51 am

Ok so i been looking & reading ..... so far it's very close to like having a High Lateral TT ... to get more of a define shape ....that hour glass figure
but am doing my research ... will keep you posted

@ Anna .... yes MR is most def .... but it seems that most of the Ladies do get that tiny waist... so there doing something ....lol
am just just a bit of a geek and somethings can be the same under diff names.... This would be my first PS.... so am go in when i question the docs.... :wink:

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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:59 am

I saw Free's reply to you over at Butt, and it does look like the TJ docs are using this procedure, so that may be your best bet to go that route if you want it done (are you also having fg?).

It is not mainstream over here, but that doesn't mean you can't find docs who do it.

Very interested to hear what you find out and choose to do. Glad you are doing your research.
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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby its.for.me » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:02 am

Is the internal corset procedure the same as 'cross stitching'?
My doc's office said they will do some 'cross stitching" with the MR...I just figured it was a type of stitch... wow -these boards really do open our eyes and educate us so much more than we were prior to finding them.
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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:06 am

No, the internal corset is stitching on the outside of the abs and pulling in, rather than just doing the center line and pulling together. The above description in my very first post on this thread explains it pretty well. Still, kind of hard to understand exactly how it works.
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Re: Internal Corset Procedure with TT?

Postby aces67 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:22 am

My PS does the internal corset. He said he has great results with that method.

He explained it to me but I can't remember exactly what he said. I just understood that my stomach would be flatter and my waist tighter:)

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