Have any Doctors heard of a surgeon doing a diastasis repair during umbilical hernia surgery through belly button? (Photo)
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In most cases i don't think enough exposure can be obtained through the incisions in your second photo to allow adequate diastasis repair. The diastasis typically extends from just under the breast bone to just above the pubic bone. This it typically repaired along this entire length when a tummy tuck is performed.
You should check with the surgeon who performed the procedure and he or she is best able to comment on the details of hr procedure performed.
Diastasis repair during umbilical hernia surgery through belly button?
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Have any Doctors heard of a surgeon doing a diastasis repair during umbilical hernia surgery through belly button?
Diastasis repair through umbilical incision
- The standard diastasis repair is done via a tummy tuck incision.
- Occassionally it is done endoscopically.
- Your photos don't suggest a standard diastasis repair was done.
- The muscle soreness is probably from the mesh around the hernia repair.
- With persistent soreness, see your surgeon again to check that all is well.
- To correct the stomach widening, wait at least six months from hernia surgery and then have a proper muscle repair.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Diastasis repair can be done through the navel but almost never done that way.
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