Originally Posted by Sdm52980
Welcome to the forum. I'm currently waiting for further scoliosis surgery but have shrunk in height by 2 inches in 12 mths. My surgeon thinks with my curves I will get approx 3-4 inches back in height which would be fabulous. I'm 27 and have always been small but conscious of my stomach because my torso is squashed down. I've seen some amazing pictures on this forum that seem to show the torso lengthening, the curve reduce considerably and the stomach stretched out. In particular a lady called Doreen who had surgery a few months ago (think she's 44) lost approx 12 pounds in weight after surgery and her before and after pictures look great, you can definately see her stomach has been stretched out and flattened. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Re surgery I think a second opinion is always a good idea.
27 yr old Female.
Scoliosis since 12yrs, fusion to lower curve in 1998, costioplast 2001 and further corrective surgery 26 July 2012.
Now the proud owner of a very straight spine. T1- L5 fusion.
Mr Dunsmuir, Orthopaedic Surgeon, LGI Leeds.