Abdominoplasty with hernia repair at the same time?
Hello, doctor! Should I do tummy tuck with hernia or is it safe? How much time do I need for recovery?
Hi. It is quite common to do those surgeries at the same time. Sometimes, the plastic surgeon can do both, but many times, a general surgeon is present for the hernia repair and then the plastic surgeon does the abdominoplasty simultaneously. The benefit of doing them together is that it allows you to have only one anesthesia experience and recovery time instead of two. Best of luck!
Dr. Jonathan Heistein has 1 Mini Tummy Tuck before & after:
Thank you for sharing your question. A Tummy Tuck can be done safely with a Hernia Repair. Sometimes a Plastic Surgeon performs both surgeries, but most of the time there are two Surgeons (Plastic Surgeon and General Surgeon). Recovery time is a week to two weeks. Please see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a consultation.
Best Wishes, Dr. B.