Farrokh Shafaie, M.D.
- 33 Overlook Road
Summit, NJ 07901-3563
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I am 55 years old and have a rather large umbilical hernia that I’ve had since I was an infant. Until now, no one has said that I should have it repaired; however, just recently my medical doctor sent me to a general surgeon to evaluate the repair of it. Since the effects of pregnancy and age have also caused my abdomen to fall, could a plastic surgeon repair the hernia and do a tummy tuck at the same time? My thoughts are that unless the abdominal muscles are tight, the hernia will only return later. Please give me your opinion.
Plastic surgeons most of the time repair the umbilical hernia during the abdominoplasty. I personally work with a general surgeon during my abdominoplasty procedures, and he repairs the umbilical hernia.