Combining Tummy Tuck and Hernia Surgery
A Convenient Option – Hernia and Tummy Tuck Surgery At The Same Time
In an age of body positivity, we are constantly told to feel confident about ourselves. But for some of us, we need that little extra push to feel strong and beautiful in our skin. If this applies to you, a tummy tuck might be that one procedure you have always been looking for. If it turns out you have a hernia too, well, you might just be able to save some money and time. Hernia surgeries and tummy tucks can often be done at the same time.
Hernia Surgery Procedure
A hernia is a condition that occurs when an organ bulges through the muscle wall. If hernias are small and are not causing any symptoms, they can most likely be left alone. However certain times, the hernia can cut off the blood supply to the organ stuck in the abdominal wall. In this case, a hernia surgery will be administered. There are two types of hernia repair. One involves an open surgery in which the bulging organ/tissue is pushed back, tied up and secured in place. In the other option, a small camera is inserted in the area and the hernia is repaired with mesh. Both approaches will require anesthesia.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
In a tummy tuck, a long cut is made from one hip bone to the other and skin is removed and restitched to contour the stomach. This surgery also requires anesthesia.
Combined Hernia and Tummy Tuck Surgeries
In a combined tummy tuck and hernia surgery, the abdominal muscles would be secured during the tummy tuck. After the incisions are made in the tummy tuck, the skin would be lifted up and the necessary adjustments would be made to the hernia. The rest of the tummy tuck procedure would then proceed.
Why Do Both?
Surgeries have many complications. Infection or improper healing is always a possibility with an open wound. Combining two surgeries significantly reduces the overall risk and recovery period. Having a combined procedure might also save you some money. Tummy tucks are considered purely aesthetic surgeries, meaning they will not be covered by your health insurance. Hernial surgeries, on the other hand, are generally covered by health providers. A combined procedure eliminates the need of two administrations of anesthesia and two surgery center fees. You will only have to pay one of each fee, and they will be covered as part of your hernia surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation for a Combination Tummy Tuck/Hernia Surgery with Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Patty Young today.
Dr. Patty Young is a Plano Texas Plastic Surgeon Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Young is Medical Director of Premier Plastic Surgery of Texas. Named Top10MD 2014-2019 an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed within the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Patty Young, click on her profile or call her office at 972-398-1131.