Herniated belly button repair; can a plastic surgeon do this surgery or does a general surgeon?

Can a plastic surgeon do this surgery or does a general surgeon? What if the herniated belly button is small?

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Belly button hernias

Thanks for your question -

Plastic surgeons are extensively trained in abdominal wall reconstruction including hernias.  We are well qualified to help with this problem.


I hope this helps!

Belly button hernias

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Thanks for your question -

Plastic surgeons are extensively trained in abdominal wall reconstruction including hernias.  We are well qualified to help with this problem.


I hope this helps!

Herniated belly button repair

Thank you for sharing your question.  I would advocate for a plastic surgeon in order to minimize your scarring to leave an incision that is well camouflaged.  Hope this helps.

Herniated belly button repair

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Thank you for sharing your question.  I would advocate for a plastic surgeon in order to minimize your scarring to leave an incision that is well camouflaged.  Hope this helps.

Umbilical hernia repair

Our office specializes in umbilical hernia repair using a reverse crescent incision within the belly button itself. Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

Umbilical hernia repair

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Our office specializes in umbilical hernia repair using a reverse crescent incision within the belly button itself. Best, Dr. KaramanoukianLos Angeles

Both

Both general and plastic surgeons repair umbilical hernias.  We just do it better because plastic surgeons are skilled at keeping the scar minimal and hidden .  Go to someone with lots of experience. See pics.  Good luck!

Both

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Both general and plastic surgeons repair umbilical hernias.  We just do it better because plastic surgeons are skilled at keeping the scar minimal and hidden .  Go to someone with lots of experience. See pics.  Good luck!

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