Can you repair an Abdominal Hernia and have a Tummy Tuck at the same time?
Combine tummy tuck and abdominal hernia repair surgery at Dr. Agha’s Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center.
Struggling with a hernia can be painful. Many people struggle with abdominal hernias due to issues like pregnancy, obesity, straining during bowel movements, and more. Hernias can be both prevented and repaired, but often going through surgery simply to repair a hernia is not on everyone’s top priority list.
So, often, our patients who have abdominal hernias elect to have tummy tuck procedures at the same time. We are based in Newport Beach in Orange County, serving all of Southern California, and we have seen tummy tucks increase a great deal as the procedure becomes more well known and the results more public.
Repair your abdominal hernia while having a tummy tuck
Hernias can be very problematic. They are often painful, possibly dangerous, and recurring. Hernias can be caused by (or lead to) a weakening of the abdominal wall, which is one of the reasons that hernias continue to come back and plague you even after you have lost weight or had a baby.
Though unrelated to hernias, a tummy tuck incision can provide a great, hidden, and low incision that can provide a great access to an abdominal hernia. Instead of having an incision on the central abdomen, the tummy tuck incision can be used by a qualified plastic surgeon to expose the abdominal wall, the abdominal hernia, and the defect location. The hernia is then repaired through this incision and the rest of the tummy tuck is completed.
Dr. Agha is a Board Certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic surgeons. He is not only one of the top rated tummy tuck specialists in Southern California – he is also trained in abdominal hernia repair. That is why we are proud to offer a combination tummy tuck/abdominal hernia repair procedure, so that you can avoid having two surgeries and address two separate issues at the same time. Do you have more questions about Abdominal Hernia repair or Tummy Tuck surgery? Call to schedule your complimentary consultation at Dr. Agha’s Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center in Newport Beach (949) 644-2442
Types of Abdominal Hernias
There is more than one type of hernia. Dr. Agha at Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center can repair many different types of abdominal hernias, including:
Both abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and abdominal hernia repair are major surgeries, so it’s important to note that hernia repair can affect the recovery time after the surgery. Incisional hernia repairs, for example, are known to affect the recovery time of the tummy tuck, so make sure you talk to Dr. Agha about the concerns you have regarding the abdominal hernia and tummy tuck combination procedure, as well as what your complete health history.
Working on Your Physical and Emotional Health
Many patients who elect to have a tummy tuck may also have an abdominal hernia. If you are considering both procedures at any point in time, it may be in your best interests to combine them into one procedure so that you can avoid multiple trips to the surgeon.
If you’re interested in learning more about tummy tucks and hernia repair, or you’d like more information on the combination procedures and Dr. Agha’s training and expertise in both plastic and reconstructive surgery in Newport Beach, Orange County, and the rest of Southern California, contact us today at (949) 644-2442 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Agha to discuss the particulars of your case.