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Dr. Hochstein answers your questions on breast augmentation, and all other breast surgeries including breast lifts, and breast reduction. Dr. Hochstein also specializes in tummy tucks.

hernia

Postby OliveGage » Fri May 08, 2009 5:29 am

I had a tummy tuck at the same time I had a large inguinal hernia repaired (2 doctors- a general surgeon and a ps). I'm 54 and my skin laxity is not great. So, I still think there's some sagging that makes my hips look squarish even though I had hip and flank lipo. I also have a growing hiatal hernia that will need to be repaired now.

It been 3 month and I'm wondering how to judge this. I'm pretty happy that I had significant improvement. It's possible the hernia was just waiting to happen (the inguinal hernia shocked both doctors because it was much more severe than they expected). Is it reasonable to think that especially at my age, hernias just happen.

I wish the doctor had taken off a little more skin on the side of my hips, but over all my recovery for the incision has been good. Should I be more skeptical of the doctors skill?

I've thought about getting lipo on the tummy now that the tummy tuck is done, but I'm afraid I just have more saggy skin. Maybe I should just be happy.
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Postby Dr.Hochstein » Sat May 09, 2009 5:17 pm

Without seeing your pictures i can only offer generalities. If your skin laxity is in your hips you could benefit from a hip tuck or buttock lift. This would address our hip laxity as this is not a part of a TT operation unless discussed with your surgeon.
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