Dr. Salem Samra was approached by a patient who was experiencing pain from an umbilical hernia. The patient knew she was going to get her painful hernia fixed however, she wanted to know if it made sense to use the opportunity to have a tummy tuck as well. Together, Dr. Samra and his patient discussed having the additional surgery in conjunction with her hernia surgery.

It is quite common that women combine abdominoplasty with hernia surgery. They are already under anesthesia having abdominal surgery. Once the hernia is repaired by a general surgeon, the plastic surgeon can follow to perform the tummy tuck. Ultimately, the patient is able to have two fixes in one outpatient surgery.

This is what Dr. Samra’s patient decided to do. Read the exciting story about her decision and journey here.

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