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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

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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I got a full tummy tuck and hernia repair and liposution 4 months ago and my belly still look 5 months pregnant what can I do to get a flat stomache.

I got a full tummy tuck and hernia repair and liposution 4 months ago and my belly still look 5 months pregnant what can I do to get a flat stomache.

Diet, Exercise &. ..: Diet and exercise are almost always a great way to start, but you can also consult with the surgeon who performed your surgery and/or your primary care physician for additional, more specific advice. Best wishes! ...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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Hello, I've had never a problem with achieving an orgasm before, now since my abdominal hernia repair surgery, I am unable to get an G-spot orgasm.

Hello, I've had never a problem with achieving an orgasm before, now since my abdominal hernia repair surgery, I am unable to get an G-spot orgasm.

Hernia repair: It is unlikely that the repair interfered with the nerve supply to your clitoral area. It may be just caused by some anxiety on your part following your surgery. Some relaxation exercises may help ...Read more

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Might it be possible to get carry a pregnancy after abdominal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction?

Might it be possible to get carry a pregnancy after abdominal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction?

Yes: I have had several patients have a successful pregnancy after laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, some with large mesh. Should be equally as fine after a full abdominal wall reconstruction as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?

Is it possible for your bowels to get stuck or caught in your intestines after having a belly button hernia repair?

Adhesions: Post-operative adhesions may result after any type of abdominal surgery. Think of a scar after you get a cut on your skin. The inside of the body will form scars to heal the tissue similarly. Sometimes these scar tissues are "sticky" and may form an adhesion to the intestine, or any other abdominal organ such as the liver, gallbladder, spleen or stomach. Most adhesions do not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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I had hernia repair surgery on the 11th my stomach was nice and soft but now its hard as rock again in the same spot the hernia was?

Probably normal: It is common to have a firm area under the incision. This is called the healing ridge, and is due to the proliferative phase of wound healing. Will go away in several weeks. Be sure to see your surgeon for a post operative visit. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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After having hernia repair my belly button is infected for 7 mths now! How can I get it healed?

After having hernia repair my belly button is infected for 7 mths now! How can I get it healed?

Reoperation?: If you had a mesh or permanent sutures placed, they may need to be removed in order to get the wound to heal. Best to see your surgeon for a follow up exam. If that is already being done, and not helping, consider a second opinion from another general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Distended stomach after hernia repair. How long to get back to normal.

Distended stomach after hernia repair. How long to get back to normal.

Several weeks: This is very common, and usually takes several weeks to return to normal, but don;t worry, because the distension will go down. As always, if you think something is really wrong, contact your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had a laparoscopic hernia repair 3 yrs ago, but y do I still have the bulge in the belly button and still get pain wich is relieved with pressure?

More info: This is common after successful laparoscopic hernia repair, especially if some of the herniated fat remained in the hernia sac after repair. It could also represent a recurrent her is, although less likely. You should have an exam, and may need a ct scan to tell the difference. This should be done by your surgeon, but if not available, any general surgeon with experience with lap hernia repair. ...Read more

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Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries? Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Can you have stomach fat or lipo done at the time of hernia repair surgeries? Port site and incisional umbilical hernia?

Bad Idea: Incisional hernia repair is almost-always done with mesh. Mesh infections can be devastating complications. Increasing the incisions in the abdominal wall by liposuction could increase the risk of mesh infection. In contrast, an andominoplasty ("tummy tuck") can sometimes be combined with hernia repair. ...Read more

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3 months post umbilical hernia repair-is it safe to get a belly button piercing anytime soon? I just really wanted one by the summertime!

3 months post umbilical hernia repair-is it safe to get a belly button piercing anytime soon? I just really wanted one by the summertime!

Go ahead: Once your surgical scars are healed, it should be fine to get a belly button piercing. The piercing doesn't affect what's going on inside at all. ...Read more

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I have an inguinal hernia. Could I also have lipo or a tummy tuck while getting it repaired?

I have an inguinal hernia. Could I also have lipo or a tummy tuck while getting it repaired?

Yes: Yes, both procedures are considered “clean” procedures and the combination of the two procedures should not be unsafe when it comes to duration of surgery, assuming you are a good candidate for surgery in general.
However, logistically, it may be somewhat of a challenge to find a general surgeon and plastic surgeon who are able to coordinate their schedules... ...Read more

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If I get the surgery for my hernia can I get a tummy tuck too?

If I get the surgery for my hernia can I get a tummy tuck too?

Most Likely, Yes: Yes, you should be able to have a hernia repair and a tummy tuck in the same operative session. ...Read more

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Can I get a tummy tuck and have a hernia?

Can I get a tummy tuck and have a hernia?

Hernia repair: An abdominal hernia will need to be repaired if you plan on having a tummy tuck. Some plastic surgeons may be, will performing both procedures by themselves while others may bring a general surgeon to perform the repair. ...Read more

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I had an umbilical hernia repair with mesh done 4 years ago is it safe for me to have a baby and will the mesh cause any tearing of my tummy.

I had an umbilical hernia repair with mesh done 4 years ago is it safe for me to have a baby and will the mesh cause any tearing of my tummy.

May be: It is hard to determined what will happen most likely the hernia might come back depend on the size of the screen they use and if you had your surgery open or laparoscopic you have good chance you will be ok but again is unpredictable good luck ...Read more

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Is it okay to have orgasms after abdominal hernia repair?

Depends. ..: If your orgasms are intense and your hernia repair is recent and incision is still healing you may want to avoid another repair. ...Read more

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Can abdomen bloating cause pain on incision from open hernia repair 7 weeks post-op?

Maybe: It could the the bloating is the cause of pain that it felt at the incision site, or is stretching the incision sight slightly and causing pain. Neither case should cause severe pain. If it is severe or progressive, or you think something is "not right", call your surgeon for an exam to check it out. ...Read more

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How can an abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

How can an abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

Not related: Hernia in a stomach known as hiatal hernia is unrelated to abdominal ventral hernia. Venttal hernia is due to weakness in abdominal wall and hital hernia is a part of stomach herniating above the diaphragm. They are of several types and treatment is depending on the severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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How could a abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

How could a abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by a hernia in your stomach, but your stomach can herniate in to your chest, and is called a hiatal hernia. This is separate from a ventral her is, and you can have both at the same time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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78 year old male with dull ache lower right abdomen. Hernia repair 15 years ago. Possibilities?

Worrisome at 78 yrs: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more

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I had laproscopic hernia repair on may first now I noticed a lump on the lower left abdominal area?

Family practice: You didn't mention if it was near the surgical site. It would matter. Hard to tell you if it's another hernia or something else. If it doesn't bother you it could be a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor. If pain is present see your dr. ...Read more

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Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair (on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair (on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, I tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Can I continue abdominal workouts after a paraumbilical hernia repair is completely healed?

Can I continue abdominal workouts after a paraumbilical hernia repair is completely healed?

Exercise: After surgery. After you are fully healed & recovered about 6 weeks after surgery, you should be fine to do all normal activities and exercises. Be sure you are cleared for full exercise by your surgeon. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had hernia repair surgery at the end of july and now she has a soft lump on her abdomen. The lump is most noticable when she is laying?

My girlfriend had hernia repair surgery at the end of july and now she has a soft lump on her abdomen. The lump is most noticable when she is laying?

Sounds like a seroma: The body is designed to fill up empty spaces with fluid; when these develop in an area under a scar after surgery, we call them seromas. This is especially common after hernia repair with mesh. In time, the body absorbs this fluid. If it persists for more than 6 months, needle aspiration may be necessary. These may be difficult to distinguish from a recurrent hernia, so surgical follow-up is a must! ...Read more

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I had an incisional abdominal hernia repair with mesh in March 2014 and my bellybutton has been infected since and been in pain too and another hernia?

2 answers: 1. Most likely not a 2 year infection unless the mesh is infected and it drains moderate pus daily. Most likely a reaction to a hernia repair permanent suture knot. Only the eyes of a experienced surgeon can tell you.

2. You either have a new bulge, or you don't, to answer your question on whether you have a repeat hernia. ...Read more

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I have had incisional abdominal hernia repair on 1st September, can I exceed use my abdominal muscles in the future?

I have had incisional abdominal hernia repair on 1st September, can I exceed use my abdominal muscles in the future?

Risk of recurrence: After repair of abdominal hernias, can do all normal activities and moderate exercises but not heavy ones to built ' six pack ' abdominal wall as there is always a risk of recurrence, speak to your surgeon will tell you what 'not to do' ...Read more

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I wake up each day with pain in my lower abdomen; feels like I have to #2 and am gassy. Pressing on left side it hurts a bit. Hernia repair in past?

I wake up each day with pain in my lower abdomen; feels like I have to #2 and am gassy. Pressing on left side it hurts a bit. Hernia repair in past?

Diverticulosis: You might be facing a mild diverticulitis. Make sure you avoid food with nuts and seeds. Avoid red meat. Eat more fruits and fibers and hydrate yourself well. Exercise daily even by a simple walking. Keep your bowels soft. If keep happening see your doctors for further testing ...Read more

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I had abdominal hernia repair (no mesh) 1 month ago. Am I still be able to go back to the gym?

Enjoy the gym: Hernia repair should be well-healed after one month. If there is pain at or under the incision, see your surgeon. Otherwise, enjoy your workout. ...Read more

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