View Full Version : Rib hump

04-30-2007, 01:49 AM
Did any of you see results of your rib hump improving right after surgery or did it take longer after surgery to see the results? Thanks! :)

05-01-2007, 11:27 PM
my hump looked really good when I got out of hospital, however since then (10months ago) it has gone to about half of what it was and the dr said this was expected.

05-02-2007, 12:52 AM
My rib hump is nothing compared to before my surgery. When my mother saw my back after surgery that was her first comment, and it's been almost 2 years and it is the same.

I had pictures taken of me before and after my surgery, and I still look at my back in the mirror often, and I'm still happy and amazed with the results!!!


05-02-2007, 07:14 AM
My family noticed right away how better my back looked in the hospital. I had a really ugly big hump midway up..really deformed. So for me, I saw a big difference. Now 9 mos out, I am thrilled to wear the types of shirts I want. It is wonderful to wear a belt again & have a waist. I bought several pairs of jeans!
Last month I went to Florida & it was a thrill to buy a couple of bathing suits & not have to cover up like I did prior to surgery... :)

05-02-2007, 07:05 PM
I appreciate the responses. I have another question. I still have pain and swelling from where my bone graft was taken. How long did it take for all of you to see improvement? Again, I appreciate it!