Now that so many of her ribs have been removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection.
The surgery is not recommended for cosmetic reasons, as complications can include collapsed lung, pneumonia, nerve damage, fracture to one of the other ribs, tearing of the diaphragm muscle and heavy scarring.
Namita Nayyar: You grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and basically lived there your present life.
I want to age gracefully and when the time comes for me to have a facelift, I won't hesitate to get one.
I guess how it all became what it is today was with my daughter.
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