Hernias often result in a bulge near the belly button where the muscle structure has been split or damaged. A hernia will not typically heal on its own, and surgical intervention is needed to fully heal the area. Dr. Repta is a master when it comes to hernia repair and a pioneer in no mesh hernia repair in Scottsdale, AZ.
What is different about mesh-free hernia repair?
Traditional hernia surgery requires surgical mesh to hold your muscles together and keep the hernia closed. By introducing a foreign material, though, the likelihood of an infection or other complication increases. Instead, Dr. Repta reinforces the area with a customized treatment without mesh. The no-mesh alternative is completely safe and generally has a higher rate of success due to reduced risk.
Mesh-free hernia repair is typically performed on an outpatient basis so you can heal in the comfort of your home. Your hernia is repaired by skillfully stitching together the abdominal muscles to join them as they should be. Hernia repair can also be combined with a tummy tuck, which is a popular choice for women who have been pregnant or anyone who has had significant weight fluctuations. The combination of procedures can address both the internal and external concerns for those who would like a smoother, flatter abdomen and a more attractive body shape.
Dr. Repta – Scottsdale’s authority for mesh-free hernia repair
Dr. Repta has garnered a reputation as being among the finest plastic surgeons Scottsdale has to offer because of his dedication to natural-looking results, and his comfortable, collaborative approach. Hernia repair can increase the longevity of a tummy tuck by reinforcing the supporting muscles, resulting in a superior outcome. Dr. Repta will not simply suggest a “quick fix” for your cosmetic concerns but perseveres to treat the underlying causes and deliver long-term solutions so you experience an improved quality of life for the long term.
Are hernias preventable?
In some cases, hernias are caused by a birth defect or genetic factors and are not preventable. Other types of hernias can develop as a result of pregnancy, weight gain, smoking, and other risk factors. Though not always preventable, you can reduce your risk for developing a hernia by:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Strengthening your abdominal muscles
- Quitting smoking
Recognizing the signs of hernia development will allow you to seek treatment before it worsens. You could have a hernia if you experience a visible bulge, particularly when combined with pain or discomfort.
Who is a candidate for mesh-free hernia repair?
Mesh-free hernia repair is very safe and involves little risk, so virtually anyone who needs hernia surgery can be a candidate. It can be used to treat a variety of hernias, including:
- Umbilical hernias
- Ventral hernias
- Incisional hernias
- Diastasis recti
The exact nature of your mesh-free hernia surgery will be determined with the guidance of Scottsdale’s leading abdominal and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Repta.
When can I return to work?
The recovery period will vary based the treatment needed in your case. The surgery is performed laparoscopically whenever possible to reduce recovery time. Minimally-invasive techniques will allow you to return to work within a week or two, possibly longer if your employment duties involve heavy lifting or other strenuous actions. Our renowned surgeon will review all aspects of your procedure during your consultation, and he will also provide detailed aftercare instructions to help expedite your recovery. Contact us today for a consultation.