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Can I Get A Hernia Repair And Tummy Tuck At The Same Time
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
I am having a tummy tuck with a groin hernia repair, my plastic surgeon is bringing in a general surgeon to do the hernia repair. This is a small groin hernia what I would like to know is what the average cost for a general surgeons time is for assisting
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Might it be possible to get carry a pregnancy after abdominal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction?
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
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
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
I had umbilical hernia repair 8 days ago. However my actual belly button now sticks out further than my belly and now at least 4 times size it was?
You need to make an: Appointment with the surgeon who performed your operation as soon as possible. Something is not correct. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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.
Hernia surgery: Is usually performed by general surgeons.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
I had laproscopic hernia repair on may first now I noticed a lump on the lower left abdominal area?
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
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
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?
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
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
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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