Tummy Tuck - I have an umbilical hernia and some excess tummy skin, I've had 3 children. I'm 45 years old.

You can have the umbilical hernia repaired at the same time as a tummy tuck. Regardless of which doctor you go to, they should tell you of one particular risk associated with this procedure. In the process of doing the tummy tuck and repairing the hernia at the same time, there's a risk of interrupting the blood supply to the belly button and then the belly button would die or even require being removed during the same operation. You can have the belly button reconstructed at a later procedure but there's no guarantee it will look the same as the original.

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