If you are interested in viewing videos or futher information on the surgery you can view The Chiari Institute page by clicking here .  It is an American wesite, surgery may differ to how it is performed in the UK.

These are some photos from real people who have been through the surgery.

 

patient 1 - 1 week post-op

 The scar a week after surgery.

 

One week following the second surgery, four weeks after the

One week following the second surgery, four weeks after the first surgery.

 

 

Both these pictures are taken a year after surgery - after a hair cut!!!  i wear my hair short - I always have - the scar is still noticeable but this does not concern me because I cannot see it!

 

One week after surgery - the blue stitches indicate where th

One week after surgery - the blue stitches indicate where the patient had a spinal leak following surgery.

 

three weeks post op

This is the same patient three weeks after her surgery.

 

 

this patient had stpales instead of stitches

As you can see this patient had more hair shaved, and staples used.  This shows how different surgeons differ in their approach to this surgery.