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Hi, do umbilicoplasties remove hernias on the belly button? also, does the surgical procedure called a hernia repair turn an outie to an innie?

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Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Husanswered
General Surgery 17 years experience
Umbilical hernias. : Umbelicoplasty should involve a repair of an umbelical hernia. But it does not have to. These are two different procedures. I would always do the following in the same procedure. 1) repair the hernia 2) do the umbelicoplasty and remove the excess tissue and 3) convert an "outie" to an "innie"
Last updated Aug 3, 2016

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