68 year old woman treated with panniculectomy along with abdominal wall reconstruction

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Patient developed a recurrent hernia after an abdominal surgery in 2012. She then underwent gastric bypass in 2013 and lost over 80 pounds. In addition to the continued hernia, she had problems with irritation from excess skin. She elected to undergo abdominal wall reconstruction with ventral hernia repair with biologic mesh, component separation, and panniculectomy. (Note that the umbilicus was purposely sacrificed during the reconstruction)

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