Hernia Repair Pregnancy Takes a Toll Cosmetically and Medically: Hernia Repair is Common

While having a child brings great joy, pregnancy, labor, and delivery, can cause medical problems and create aesthetic issues for mothers.  Many individuals are choosing to combine medically necessary surgery with procedures associated with the mommy makeover.

Post-Partum Hernias Are Common

It is not uncommon for an umbilical or abdominal hernia to develop during pregnancy. The pressure of the growing fetus on the abdominal wall causes weaknesses where tissue or an organ slips in and causes a bulge.  In surgery, post-partum hernias are repaired by reinforcing the tissue of the abdominal wall.  If you have a diagnosed hernia, you may want to consider getting some aesthetic work done at the same time as the repair. Farzad R. Nahai, M.D. in Atlanta, GA, knows it is safe to combines hernia repair surgery with a tummy tuck or other plastic surgery. During your consultation, he will study your medical history, discuss your concerns, and answer all of your questions.

Save Time and Money

Combining a mommy makeover with hernia surgery can save you money. Filing an insurance claim for the necessary medical procedure, e.g., hernia, pays for surgery basics.  You pay the balance which includes the cost of the mommy makeover elements of the surgery bill. Because each insurance plan is different and billing practices vary, it’s important to gain a full understanding of what your insurance will pay and what you will be responsible for so there are no surprises when the bills come.

One surgery also means only one period of downtime.  This makes it an attractive option for busy mothers. Minimizing recovery time allows patients less time away from work and family life.

Every patient is unique; results of treatment may vary.


Make an appointment today to see if you are a candidate for “combination” surgery.  Dr. Nahai is a board-certified plastic surgeon who wants his patient to look their best.  The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm is conveniently located to serve patients throughout the metro Atlanta, GA area including Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and Midtown.

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