I have had hernia repair surgery with mesh. At a recent consult, I was told I have another hernia above my BB. Is it safe to have a TT or should I go with more mesh, which by the way hurts!!!
Hernia Repair. Am I A Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?
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Hernia Repair.Am I A Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?Answr:
I cant tell from your letter where the mesh has been placed for your other hernia, if it was in the groin or not, but I routinely repair hernia around the belly button when I do a tummy tuck. They are quite common and I do not use mesh when I do this...during a Tummy Tuck there is such good exposure that I can get it really secure with just sutures.
Hernia repair and tummy tucks
I routinely perform hernia repair in conjunction with abdominoplasty procedures. The presence of mesh is not worrisome but it does mean you have a slightly higher chance of infection. Find a surgeon who has a great deal of experience with complex abdominal wall reconstruction and you will have your best chance of a superior (and uncomplicated) result.
Tummy Tuck Is Usually Possible after Hernia Repair
Sorry to hear that your mesh hurts and you have a new hernia.
It is worth evaluating whether your mesh can be removed or replaced ahile also repairing your new hernia and performing a tummy tuck.
Some Plastic Surgeons can do these procedures on their own or may prefer to collaborate with a General Surgeon.
Whether you can undergo a combined procedure will depend partly upon the placement of your previous incisions, location of the mesh and of your new hernia.