Olivia Culpo is sharing her struggles through emergency Endometriosis surgery, including photos from before and after the operations showing the brutal swelling from the procedure.
The supermodel has revealed her struggles with the millions of followers who support her on Instagram, and now she is showing how much progress she has made in just two weeks.
“I’m not going to post a ton more about my Endo progress on IG but I have been vlogging my pre+post surgery experience and will share that with you guys eventually to help more girls who are navigating their Endometriosis journey. Sending love to all my Endo warriors out there – thank you guys for all the dms and support! I’m here for you and admire your strength,” she wrote on IG.
See The Pictures..Below!
In the first shot, Olivia shares what her mid-section looked like following the surgery. As you can see, she is very swollen and it appears to be very painful.
At the time, she detailed the procedure on social media telling fans, “Yesterday I had surgery for my endometriosis ❤️ Not a very glamorous post but I felt like I needed to share this to create more awareness around this disease. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue from the uterine lining decides to grow in other random parts of your body, causing pain. This can interfere with fertility and overall health and honestly – happiness. To top things off it is excruciatingly painful but nearly impossible to see through an ultrasound (unless you have endometrioma/chocolate cysts on your ovaries- that’s what I had). I have been in agony for years around my period and I was misdiagnosed countless times by doctors.”
See The After Photo!
In a photo taken earlier this week, you can see the recovery process and the swelling coming down significantly, “two weeks after surgery.”
The supermodel has taken her fans on the journey of her medical condition which included a 6-month journey navigating different professionals until she found a doctor to diagnose the issue.
“Good thing, because my condition was advanced, and she needed to check my eggs immediately to make sure my fertility was intact,” Culpo explained.
She continued, “Right now, I’m trying to figure out new ways to heal holistically through what I’m eating and the rest that I’m giving myself.”
See More Post Surgery Photos!
In the final photo, you can see that surgeons made three small incisions to access the area — and it appears all was a success. Olivia thanked the hospital staff and doctors for helping her through the process.
“I want to say thank you to @drvilasagar_endosurgeon and the amazing hospital staff at @atriumhealth who took care of me. You guys were literally angels to me and I am so grateful. To anyone out there who has endometriosis, I understand the depression and overall loneliness that can occur with a condition that is so painful yet so hard to be interpreted by other people outside of the body. It’s hard when chronic pain is not validated and you don’t get an answer or understanding,” she wrote.
Get Well Soon!