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Can I get a hernia repair and tummy tuck at the same time?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Renee Burke
Dr. Renee Burke
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
I will repair incisional and umbilical hernias at the time of tummy tuck.
For more complex issues i will ask a general surgeon to address hernia at the time of tummy tuck.

In brief: Yes
I will repair incisional and umbilical hernias at the time of tummy tuck.
For more complex issues i will ask a general surgeon to address hernia at the time of tummy tuck.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Agree with others
If i can determine there is a hernia before surgery i will recommend a general surgeon repair it at the time of the tummy tuck.
If a small one i'd found incidentally at the time of surgery i usually repair it when tightening the muscle.

In brief: Agree with others
If i can determine there is a hernia before surgery i will recommend a general surgeon repair it at the time of the tummy tuck.
If a small one i'd found incidentally at the time of surgery i usually repair it when tightening the muscle.
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, tummy & hernia
A tummy tuck and hernia repair can be performed simultaneously.
However the severity of the hernia will dictate the type of repair that may be required or recommended including the possible use of mesh repair. In more advanced forms, it is not unusual to have a general surgeon repair the hernia.

In brief: Yes, tummy & hernia
A tummy tuck and hernia repair can be performed simultaneously.
However the severity of the hernia will dictate the type of repair that may be required or recommended including the possible use of mesh repair. In more advanced forms, it is not unusual to have a general surgeon repair the hernia.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Yes
Depends on type of hernia and willingness of general surgeon in the case of groin hernia.

In brief: Yes
Depends on type of hernia and willingness of general surgeon in the case of groin hernia.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
An incisional or ventral hernia repair can be done at the same time as a tummy tuck.
In some cases, some insurance company will actually cover the tummy tuck when there's a ventral or incisional hernia present.

In brief: Yes
An incisional or ventral hernia repair can be done at the same time as a tummy tuck.
In some cases, some insurance company will actually cover the tummy tuck when there's a ventral or incisional hernia present.
Dr. Alan Chen
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
It is not uncommon to have an umbilical hernia that needs repair at the same time as a tummy tuck.
Some plastic surgeons feel comfortable repairing the hernia themselves and some prefer a general surgeon to repair the hernia. Discuss you specific situation with your board certified plastic surgeon so she/he can come up with the best treatment plan for you.

In brief: Yes
It is not uncommon to have an umbilical hernia that needs repair at the same time as a tummy tuck.
Some plastic surgeons feel comfortable repairing the hernia themselves and some prefer a general surgeon to repair the hernia. Discuss you specific situation with your board certified plastic surgeon so she/he can come up with the best treatment plan for you.
Dr. Timothy King
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