Mother left with a 'pregnant bump' after FIVE botched tummy tucks
Mother-of-two is left with a ‘pregnant bump’ after spending $50,000 on FIVE botched tummy tucks – and claims her ‘life is completely ruined’
- Andria Stamatis, 52, from Chicago, now refers to her stomach as a ‘bulging belly’
- Had been unhappy with tummy for decade but mortified by its appearance now
- Spent $20,000 on a breast lift, upper eyelid lift and tummy tuck in March 2015
- Dreamed of flat tummy after having two children but wasn’t satisfied by first op
- Had four further procedures, putting them on credit card, but is still unhappy
- Suffers from abdominal numbness and says she can’t ever wear a bikini again
A mother-of-two claims her life is ‘completely ruined’ after five botched tummy tucks left her with a ‘pregnant bump’.
Andria Stamatis, 52, from Chicago, refers to her stomach as a ‘bulging belly’ with a vertical scar after spending $50,000 on surgeries.
The stay-at-home mum had been unhappy with her stomach for decades but says she was left mortified when her stomach appeared to bulge further after going under the knife.
Andria says she then spent a further five years undergoing four further surgeries in a bid to get her dream tummy, but is still no closer to her desired look.
Andria Stamatis, 52, from Chicago, pictured with her son Presefoni, 20, before surgery, claims she’s been left with a ‘pregnant bump’ after undergoing five botched tummy tucks
The mother-of-two refers to her stomach as a ‘bulging belly’ with a vertical scar after spending $50,000 on surgeries (pictured left before any surgery, and right now, after five ‘botched’ operations)
She said: ‘I have been butchered by the surgeons. I can’t believe it has happened multiple times – I shouldn’t have ever gone back for the first revision.
‘My life is completely ruined. I can’t do a sit up and have chronic core weakness because my muscles have been cut open so many times.
‘Even when I walk my stomach feels like there is a bowling ball in my belly going up and down.
‘I have abdominal numbness and look pregnant. I wish I never started this journey. I should have kept my pregnant-looking stomach because at least I was healthy,’
Despite exercising after the birth of her two children George, 24, and Presefoni, 20, Andira felt as though her stomach never ‘flattened’.
The results of her first tummy tuck were great (pictured) until six weeks later, when Andria asked for a revision because she wasn’t satisfied
Andria, pictured six weeks after her first tummy tuck, was desperate to have a flat stomach and said she trusted the surgeon to make it flat
She claims to have forked out $20,000 for a breast lift, upper eyelid lift and tummy tuck in March 2015.
After a few weeks, she claims her stomach wasn’t satisfactory and asked for a revision.
She said: ‘I was desperate to have a flat tummy. I trusted the surgeon who said he was going to fix my belly and make it flat.
‘I agreed to have a mesh reinforcement to hold everything together. The mesh overlay is supposed to prevent future weight gain.
Andria claims to have forked out $20,000 for a breast lift, upper eyelid lift and tummy tuck in March 2015
‘I am a petite woman, I’m 60kg; my stomach bulging isn’t fat, but it continued to happen.’
Andria claims she was diagnosed with a weak abdominal fascia, meaning the connective tissue that is beneath the skin attaching to the organs wasn’t strong enough to hold her stomach in.
She says she has spent $30,000 on two more tummy tucks – using a credit card.
The fourth surgery involved a vertical incision – she is now completely miserable with her stomach.
Andria claims she was diagnosed with a weak abdominal fascia, meaning the connective tissue that is beneath the skin attaching to the organs wasn’t strong enough to hold her stomach in. Pictured left after her second tummy tuck and right after her third
The fourth surgery involved a vertical incision (pictured after) – she is now completely miserable with her stomach
She said: ‘I can never wear a bikini again. I don’t know what I was thinking – I was told I will have an hourglass figure but it is the opposite.
‘I wanted to look good and feel good but now I regret the surgeries more than anything.
‘I did my research and still got botched. It is embarrassing for me and has completely ruined my life. I am trying to find someone to operate on me but my case is too complex.’
Both clinics have been approached for a comment.
Andria, pictured now, said: ‘I can never wear a bikini again. I don’t know what I was thinking – I was told I will have an hourglass figure but it is the opposite’
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