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Component Separation and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Abdominal Wall Hernia

Hernia repairs are common. Often the hernis can be exposed through a lower abdominal incision. The lower abdominal incision is similar to an incision used in a standard abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” operation.

The lower abdominal incision gives access to the entire abdominal wall up toward the ribcage. Any mesh that is placed in a central defect is not located in proximity to an incision. Therefore the risk of infections becomes lower. The remaining skin flap had abundant blood supply and tends to heal well.

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 advice freely.