Ventral hernia, umbilical hernia repair with lipo & full tummy tuck is this a safe procedure? (photo)
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Combined hernia repair, liposuction, and abdominoplasty
Ventral hernia and TT
The ventral hernia you have affects the upper abdominal wall, so I consider is very unlikely and unsafe to do liposuction to upper abdomen because of the very high risk of causing a perforation.
My personal opinion for your case is to do just the abdominal wall reconstruction (ventral and umbilicus hernia repair with mesh) and then only the Tummy tuck, I wouldn't recommend to do any other procedure at the same time.
Have a great journey.
Safety of liposuction with hernias
You bring up a couple of saftey issues and I would be ocncerned if I were you.
1. liposuction of the abdomen is very safe. However, when there is a hernia, there is a chance of injury to the abdominal contents. This risk should be avoided.
2. Liposuction of the abdominal flap of a tummy tuck is also controversial. I think it can be safely done in conservative cases, but it may increase the risk of blood flow issues to the lower abdominal skin.
I think you should find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and get a better consultation and plan.
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