My stoma is under the skin. The opening for the stoma has been closing since surgery 11 weeks ago. I am supposed to dilate it a couple times a week. Now it has healed to the size of a pinkie nail. This stricture has caused a lot of cramping as the movement is less than half the diameter of licorice rope. My doctor said he will open it up larger as an outpatient procedure. I can't have a normal stoma as I did not have enough vascular supply to get through my fat layer. I had asked him how come he didn't use liposuction and give me a regular rosebud stoma. He never thought of it. I am losing confidence in my surgeon. Wondering who else might have this issue....?..