Can Ultrashape of the abdomen be performed in the presence of a small umbilical hernia?

I have a small umbilical hernia that surfaced after 2 pregnancies. Last pregnancy was 4 years ago. Can I have Ultrashape performed to my abdomen without a hernia repair or do I need to have the hernia repaired first?

Doctor Answers 8

UltraShape and umbilical hernia

Thank you for your inquiry.It would be possible to have Ultrashape performed even in the presence of a small hernia.The practitioner or technician would just have to be careful about working around the area where the hernia is located.I hope this helps.


Washington DC Plastic Surgeon
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Ultrashape and umbilical hernia

Thanks for your question.Yes, Ultrashape can be performed in the presences of a small hernia.The important thing to keep in mind here is to be sure to work around the area of the hernia.I hope this helps.

Burton M. Sundin, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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Ultrashape and a hernia

Ultrashape is ultrasound technology and can be performed with a hernia present as long as you do not directly treat the hernia.  It is best to have an evaluation by the surgeon who can give you the best plan because all hernias are not created equal.

Jay Calvert, MD, FACS
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