Can a tummy tuck fixed a ventral hernia?

Not always. If you have a true ventral hernia this is sometimes best corrected laparoscopically. This can be done at the same time as a tummy tuck. Hernias can always be repaired when doing a tummy tuck, however some repairs hold up better if done from the inside (internally).
Yes. Sometimes a ventral hernia repair is done in conjunction with a tummy tuck. Make sure that you are at or near normal weight, however. If you are obese or overweight the risks of healing may outweigh your desire to get a tummy tuck.
Yes. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, involves bringing the paired rectus abdominis muscles back to their normal midline position. When sewing these two muscles together, defects in this location (ventral hernias) can be closed. This is sometimes strengthened with a patch of artificial tissue.
Tummy tuck hernia. A ventral hernia must be distinguished from a diastasis recti. These are commonly confused. A tummy tuck can be used to treat the latter with a high degree of success and satisfaction. However, a true ventral hernia (most commonly associated with an incisional hernia) generally requires more advanced techniques with either a separation of parts and/or mesh/alloplastic reinforcement.
Yes. Most ventral hernias can be repaired at the same time as a tummy tuck , and in some cases that can be achieved with better outcomes because of the wide exposure and access to the area.
Maybe. At times they can be repaired at the same time. It depends upon the hernia location and severity.
If done together. Ventral hernias are common in people who are also candidates for a tummy tuck. So they are often fixed at the same time. Usually a general surgeon takes care of the hernia, and the plastic surgeon re-inforces the muscle and tightens the loose skin. This is a great combination!

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I need to know what is ventral hernia and why will a tummy tuck help it?

A tuck won't help. A ventral hernia is a weakening of the abdominal wall and separation of the strong layer called fascia which allows the abdominal contents to extrude. It requires surgical repair. They often occur in the place of old abdominal incisions. In the process of repair the contents are placed back into the abdomen and the defect closed, often with a strong mesh patch. This is a tummy tuck in a way. Read more...
Herniorrhaphy. A hernia repair is recommended and not a tummy tuck. To minimize recurrence of the hernia following repair, additional materials such as a mesh reinforcement may be recommended as well. Read more...

What stretches or exercises can I do for my back if I have a large unfixable ventral Hernia & can't do any core/abdominal exercises?

Try Yoga. at the basic level. It's probably the best way to stretch and there are various YouTube videos that can teach you how to start and you should be able to tolerate it well with your back. Read more...

If I have an ventral hernia can I still do intensive abdominal work outs? Will I be putting myself at risk?

Probably not. Increasing intra abdominal pressure, which extensive work outs does, will enlarge the defect. If you are not having pain or needing to frequently reduce the hernia, then you can continue your activity, but at some point, repair will be necessary. It is best to have the hernia repaired before it becomes large. You should have a surgeon evaluate your condition. Read more...
Hernia. I do not limit my patients that have this problem from exercising so that if needed they can attempt weight loss before surgery. I do however go over extensive instructions on what are the warning signs or symptoms that should prompt a call to me or have them to present to my office or the er immediately. Read more...
You may be ... Depending on how big and what type of hernia you have, doing a lot of ab work can put extra pressure on your abdominal wall and possibly increase the size of your hernia or increase your risk for incarceration (things getting stuck inside your hernia) or strangulation (things getting stuck in side your hernia and losing blood supply). These conditions can require emergency surgery to fix. Read more...
As tolerated . Your activity level should generally be as tolerated by the level of pain and/or discomfort you have due to the hernia. You could always get a more complete evaluation with a consultation with a general surgeon. You can find surgeons interested in hernia repair at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! Read more...

Feeling lots of pain in lower left side of abdomen and also have ventral hernia?

Could be almost. Anything, from diverticulitis, kidney stones, cancer of colon, intermittent incarceration of your hernia. Impossible to tell without tests. You need to see a surgeon asap. Read more...

Pain in the upper left-hand side of my abdomen just beneath the rib cage. What can be the cause of this pain. Had Ventral hernia repair on 7-7-14.?

See the surgeon. When you have had recent surgery, a new pain in the same area has to be considered to be related to the surgery until shown not to be. Sometimes, post-operative adhesions can do this; sometimes swelling or fluid in the area of the surgery. In any case, you need to see the surgeon who did the procedure so that he/she can evaluate the problem and treat it properly. Read more...