General surgeon is doing a hernia repair and tummy tuck, but wants to take the belly button? Help! Why? (Photo)
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Abdominoplasty by General Surgeon
Abdominoplasty by general surgeon
I would never dream of doing a tummy tuck as a general surgeon.
However we do tummy tucks on a nearly daily basis as plastic surgeons.
Your tummy tuck is very complex but would NOT require removal of the belly button.
Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon before proceeding on your current plan.
General surgeon is doing a hernia repair and tummy tuck, but wants to take the belly button? Help! Why?
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- Hello, and thank you for your questions in your photos. Unfortunately, it sounds like you have a very large hernia which may cause some difficulty while trying to perform the abdominoplasty. Although the general surgeon may be able to perform an abdominoplasty, you may also consider having this procedure done by a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who may work consultation with the general surgeon. We frequently will assist of the general surgeons in our areas on these procedures. There certainly will be some cosmetic deformity without an umbilicus. You can discuss all of this with her plastic surgeon and there may be some thoughts regarding consideration for a delayed reconstruction for a bellybutton at a later date if you lose a bellybutton due to blood vessel concerns. Best of luck with your decision.
Tummy tuck and hernia
General surgeon is doing a hernia repair and tummy tuck, but wants to take the belly button
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