I Am 5'4 1/2 ", 108lbs, extremely active,lift weights/cardio and train intensley daily. I Have Had Two Children (5 and 15months)I have full Rectus Diastisis, lower abdominal bulge, an epigastric/umbilical hernai (according to a GS), also minimal extra skin. I am afraid of the recovery/complications/invasiveness of the full abdominoplasty. Is it much easier to recover from just an umbilical hernia repair (with mesh)by a GS than a full tummy tuck with everything repaired (no mesh)by a PS?
Is the Recovery of an Umbilical Hernia Repair Very Much Different from a Full Tummy Tuck with Diastisis Repair? (photo)
Doctor Answers (1)
Umbilical Hernia Repair or Tummy Tuck?
Thank you for the question and pictures.
Giving you advice without examining you in person and/or discussing your goals is not ideal.
However, based on limited information I think you may be better off undergoing repair of the hernia without tummy tuck surgery. This recommendation is made based on your description, viewing pictures, and after considering the pros/cons of each procedure as well as the potential risks and complications associated with each procedure.
I hope this helps.
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