Barbie Butt Surgery

Posted by MeetAnOstoMate

"Barbie butt" is a term used to describe a specific type of surgery for people who have had their entire rectum removed, often due to conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease or cancer. The surgery involves creating a permanent colostomy or ileostomy, which diverts the lower intestine through an opening in the abdominal wall, and the anus and rectum are removed.

The term "Barbie butt" is used to describe the appearance of the area after the surgery, as it resembles a smooth area like the buttocks of a Barbie doll. Some people who have had this surgery may also use the term "ostomy Barbie butt" to describe the same thing.

It's worth noting that "Barbie butt" is not a medical term and is considered by some to be a controversial term due to its potentially dismissive or trivializing connotations. It's important to use respectful language when discussing medical conditions and procedures.

Ostomy surgery is a surgical procedure that involves creating an opening in the abdomen called a stoma, through which waste products can exit the body. This is done when a person's digestive or urinary system is unable to function properly, often due to a medical condition such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or cancer. There are different types of ostomy surgeries, including colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy, depending on which part of the body the stoma is created from.

The "Barbie butt" procedure is a specific type of surgery that involves removing the entire rectum and anus, and creating a permanent colostomy or ileostomy. This procedure is typically performed on people with certain medical conditions, such as rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or trauma to the rectum.

After the "Barbie butt" procedure, the area where the rectum and anus used to be is usually sewn closed, leaving a smooth, scarred area similar in appearance to the buttocks of a Barbie doll, hence the name. This area is no longer used for bowel movements, and instead, waste products exit the body through the stoma created in the abdomen.

Living with an ostomy can present some challenges, both physical and emotional, but many people are able to adjust to their new reality and lead fulfilling lives. With proper care and support, people with ostomies can participate in a wide range of activities, including sports, travel, and social events.

Everyone's experience with ostomy surgery is different, and the decision to have this surgery is a highly personal one that should be made in consultation with a healthcare professional.

Here are some insights and advice from the MeetAnOstoMate Discussion Forum:

- The surgery is also referred to as "Ken Butt" for men.
- Recovery time varies for each person, and it's important to get used to lying or standing as sitting may not be comfortable for a while.
- Special pillows with open centers or inflatable ones can help with sitting comfortably after the surgery.
- Taking pain medication before the pain gets too bad can make the post-surgery pain manageable.
- It's important not to lift anything heavy for a certain period after the surgery.
- The surgery may be painful, but it is manageable if the pain is managed well.
- Using a female urinal device may make it less painful to use the restroom while healing.
- Making a "nest" with a soft comforter can add softness without any pulling when sitting.
- Bringing entertainment like an iPad or laptop to the hospital during recovery can help pass the time.
- The surgery may be a lot to handle, but it will be worth it in the end.
- Using a super cushioned lounge chair and a round cushion for regular seats can make sitting more comfortable during recovery.
- The surgery can lead to a different way of life, but it can also bring relief from previous health issues.

In addition to the insights from the forum, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and recommendations. If you have further questions or seek more detailed information, consider posting your question in the discussion forum of MeetAnOstoMate.org for additional insights and experiences from the community.

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