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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by pmvo4
From the photo you appear to be a good candidate for a tummy tuck with repair of the hernia and the diastasis. Dealing with the navel can be tricky when combining hernia repair with TT, and do discuss the options with your surgeon. It is quite common to combine these procedures, though there are times the the hernia would be dealt with at a separate operation. When you ready for an in person consultation, RealSelf has listings of surgeons in your area. You should consider...
It is difficult to determine the size of your hernia from the photos, so a careful examination would be necessary. But I often perform repairs of small hernias while doing a tummytuck. This does seem to be the appropriate procedure for you and the muscle repair should dramatically improve your abdominal contour. Larger or more complex hernia repairs may require the assistance of a General Surgeon, depending on the experience and comfort level of your surgeon. Best of luck.
Particularly small peri-umbilical ones like you are decribing. In addition to the advantage of utilizing the Abdominoplasty incision and exposure to repair the hernia, this combination can decrease total anesthesia and recovery time. Finally, there may be financial benefits from combining an insurance based procedure with a self-pay cosmetic procedure. To determine whether this approach is appropriate in your situation I would strongly recommend a consultation with a...
Hello, Thank you for the question and photos. At first sight it appears that you are a candidate for a full tummy tuck, however an examination is very important since you have some signs that some of the fullness of your abdomen that you exhibit is in part due to the curvature of your spine and the amount of fat above and below the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck would be appropriate if laxity is present and liposuction would appropriate for fat excess above the muscles...