Abdominoplasties with Concurrent Hernia Repairs
Recently, the patient presented with a very large periumbilical lower abdominal epigastric hernia combined with significant amounts of abdominal skin laxity. This patient will require both a concurrent epigastric umbilical hernia repair with our general surgeon at the same time as the elective panniculectomy/abdominoplasty. Patients who present with hernias should be seen by general surgeons as well as, if required, have diagnostic testing, including ultrasound and abdominal CT scans if necessary.
The patient above underwent a full abdominoplasty with a hernia repair by our general surgeon, repairing both the epigastric hernia, the umbilical hernia and tightening of the rectus sheath at the same time. Large hernia repairs, especially after gastric bypass surgeries should include the use of a Board Certified General Surgeon, especially with the use of mesh grafting of the abdominal wall.