Possible to correct umbilical hernia w/o doing Tummy Tuck to correct full Diastasis recti? I just want my inny back! (photo)
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! Possible to correct umbilical hernia w/o doing Tummy Tuck to correct full Diastasis recti? I just want my inny back!
Correction of diastasis recti and umbilical hernia without a "full" tummy tuck?
You might be pleased to know that abdominoplasty surgery has been revolutionized over the past few years by techniques that eliminate the use of drains (Progressive Tension Suture Technique) and by the use of EXPAREL. EXPAREL is an injectable numbing medicine that we inject into the muscles and incisions at the time of surgery that makes recovery much easier. We have found in our patients that narcotic usage is decreased 50-60% post-operatively when we us EXPAREL and patients are up and about much more quickly than before.
Seek consultation from an experienced board certified plastic surgeon (or two) to learn about your options. Good luck.
Possible to correct umbilical hernia w/o doing Tummy Tuck to correct full Diastasis recti? I just want my inny back!
To repair the umbilical hernia you don't need a TT. But the hernia and muscle wall can be repaired together with a tummy tuck or other procedure. Make an appointment with a certified board plastic surgeon for a full examination and see which type of treatment fix you best.
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If you have an umbilical hernia and don't want the muscle repaired - the hernia alone can be repaired.
Your photo suggests however that you have a very wide diastasis of the upper muscles and stretching of the lower muscles. You can have the muscles repaired at the same time as the hernia is repaired -
assuming you have a hernia. This is diagnosed by a physical examination - it's not possible by a photo alone.
Be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this answer helpful. Have a great day!
Umbilical Hernia Repair and Diastasis
Umbilical hernia repair w\o Tummy tuck
Is it possible to repair an umbilical hernia and I stasis without a tummy tuck?
It is certainly possible to repair an umbilical hernia without a full tummy tuck, but generally repair of the muscle separation or diastasis does require an abdominoplasty.
From the photos that you have sent you have significant skin laxity above the bellybutton. You also have significant separation of the abdominal muscles. By performing a pinch test your plastic surgeon could guide you as to which type of procedure would be best to accomplish your goals.
I have included the link to the different types of tummy tucks that can be performed. I hope that this helps.
Tummy Tuck with Umbilical Hernia
Mini tummy tuck to correct the belly button.
It may be possible to perform a "mini" tummy tuck with umbilical float on you. This would involve removing some of the lower skin, lifting the belly button off of the abdominal wall and correcting the hernia and diastasis. The belly button would then be lowered a little to tighten some of that upper skin. In this way the scar could stay very low on the abdominal wall and the muscle laxity could also be corrected.
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Daniel A. Medalie, MD
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