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.