With the ups and downs of life, our bodies are put through many trials. Abdominal reconstruction can help to restore the infrastructure and integrity of the abdominal wall. This type of reconstructive surgery is an effective option for patients who have experienced hernias, laxity caused by multiple pregnancies or extreme weight fluctuation. Dr. Repta provides among the best abdominal reconstruction Scottsdale has to offer.
The abdominal wall protects the inner organs with three layers of strong muscle. Due to traumatic injury, complex hernia or other naturally irreversible wounds, these muscles can dwindle in strength and stability. Abdominal wall reconstruction procedure handles any discomfort by moving the abdominal tissues in order to redistribute those abdominal muscles.
Dr. Repta uses a variety of plastic surgery techniques to individualize the reconstructive needs of each patient's abdomen. Regardless of what technique is needed, Dr. Repta aims to use your own tissues or natural products as opposed to mesh in order to aid in recovery and prevent other problems in the future.
Many circumstances may lead to one considering an abdominal reconstruction:
- Ventral hernia - This is a type of abdominal hernia. These hernias cause a bulge or lump in the abdomen, which can increase in size over time.
- Diastasis Recti - This is a separation of one's abdominal muscles. Some mothers may find this to be an issue that developed with pregnancy and childbearing. This can be addressed in conjunction with a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover procedure.
- Abdominal hernia - This can have several names or vary in symptoms, but essentially this occurs when the abdominal muscles become too weak,
causing them to split apart. This can provoke fat tissue and part of your bowel to protrude, pressing on these muscles, which can result in
swelling. The most common types are listed below:
- Incisional hernia - This hernia type appears at or near an old surgical scar. Generally, this occurs when fatty tissue or part of the bowel pushes through weakened muscles, following surgery. Repair of these types of hernia often can be accomplished using your own tissues without the need for mesh. Dr. Repta will be able to correct and recreate your abdominal structure and integrity.
- Umbilical hernia - An umbilical hernia develops when part of the intestine pushes through the umbilical opening in the abdominal muscles. This type of hernia is most common in infants but can affect adults as well. Umbilical hernias are also common in women after pregnancy and can be repaired at the same time as a tummy tuck.
A panniculectomy differs from a typical abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). A panniculectomy is a surgical procedure focused on removing the excess skin from the lower abdomen that hangs down below the fold. The purpose of this procedure is to relieve symptoms related to unwanted overhanging skin, such as skin irritation, fungal infections and lower back pain.
During Your Consultation
During your consultation for abdominal reconstruction in Scottsdale, Dr. Repta will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure, or any other perspective surgeries. Each patient is unique in what they are hoping to accomplish physically. Dr. Repta is extremely thorough when discussing your particular aspirations for your body, so that together you can finally feel confident in your own skin.
About Abdominal Reconstruction
Abdominal reconstructive procedures are routinely performed as an outpatient surgery. The surgery takes approximately 3 hours to complete. However, depending on the complexity of the surgery, it can run longer. Dr. Repta is a top reconstructive plastic surgeon providing among the most successful abdominal reconstruction Scottsdale has to offer.
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