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Can I get a hernia repair and tummy tuck at the same time?

Can I get a hernia repair and tummy tuck at the same time?

Hernia & tummy tuck: The answer depends on the type of hernia. Both ventral and umbilical hernias can be, and frequently are, addressed during a tummy tuck. If your plastic surgeon prefers, she or he may have a general surgeon perform the hernia repair during the tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


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Can you have a tummy tuck & muscle repaired three weeks after having venial hernia repair?

Can you have a tummy tuck & muscle repaired three weeks after having venial hernia repair?

Best to wait: No, best to wait especially if you had an open hernia repair. If i see a a patient with a hernia who also has excess skin, then we do a combined procedure with the surgeon as it limits upper abdominal scars, gives a stronger repair as the divarication is repaired first, the hernia is repaired with a laparoscopic mesh, and an abdominoplasty is carried out as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tubal reversal with a umbilical hernia repair? and is tummy tucks (witch hazel) insured or payed half?

Is it possible to have tubal reversal with a umbilical hernia repair? and is tummy tucks (witch hazel) insured or payed half?

Possible: It's definitely possible to have tubal reversal with a hernia repair together: depending on how big/complicated the hernia is your tubal surgeon may be able to do both, or it might require a general surgeon to do the hernia. I do not know your insurance or insurance plans in CA but nationwide most insurers do NOT cover elective plastic surgery at all. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general surgeon?

I have no incurance having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair. A general surgeon is assisting in hernia repair. Average cost of general  surgeon?

Speak with surgeon: A surgeon may be willing to adjust the fee for a full prepay and will be willing to discuss this with you. However there is more than just the surgeon's fee which includes operating room, special equipment, as well as implants such as mesh. ...Read more

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Hernia. When I get it repaired, can I have lipo or a tummy tuck at the same time?

Hernia. When I get it repaired, can I have lipo or a tummy tuck at the same time?

Sometimes: Depending on the type and size of the hernia, these procedures may sometimes come together very nicely; other times, not so much. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon to see if you are a candidate; they can then coordinate your care with a plastic surgeon if it is feasible. Word of caution: while your insurance will pay for the hernia repair, the aesthetic procedures are not covered. ...Read more

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I need to find a surgeon in oregon that is able or willing to repair a femoral hernia at the same time as a tummy tuck!?

I need to find a surgeon in oregon that is able or willing to repair a femoral hernia  at the same time as a tummy tuck!?

Gen +plastic surgeon: Femoral hernias can be technically challenging to repair and are not necessarily encountered in the course of a tummy tuck repair unlike central or umbilical hernias. I would recommend getting two surgeons who are willing to work together. ...Read more

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Can you get abdominal adhesions from a laparoscopic bilateral hernia repair?

Can you get abdominal adhesions from a laparoscopic bilateral hernia repair?

Yes: Yes you can, but one of the advantages of laparascopic surgery is decreased risk of significant adhesions. You can discuss the risks and benefits of laparoscopy with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for abdominal hernia repair? Complications? Patient has esld.

What is the recovery time for abdominal hernia repair?  Complications?  Patient has esld.

Multiple: End stage liver disease and hernia repair carry a high complication rate, bleeding, recurrence, prolonged ascities leakage, infection, liver failure are the usual. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more