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Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty and Hernia Repairs

Q:  Can an Abdominoplasty and Hernia Repair be done at the same time?

A:  Yes, Tummy tucks and Hernia Repairs are commonly performed simultaneously.

For example, some women experience an umbilical hernia after giving birth.  In this case, a plastic surgeon would be able to perform a abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to tighten the fibrous support and muscles in the midline and repair the hernia at the same time.

Q:  How is it that these procedures can be performed together?

A:  Umbilical hernias, ventral hernias, and C-section hernias can be accessed through standard abdominoplasty incisions to gain access to the above mentioned hernias.  The lower abdominal incision allows excellent exposure of the hernias and then for excision of the excess skin and fat.

Q: What can I expect post procedure?

A:  The body undergoes significant transformation following abdominoplasty. Not only does the patient continue to experience significant weight loss post-operatively, but also the posture of the body tends to improve.

Author Info

Brian Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and expertise freely.