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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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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?

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

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