Tummy Tuck INDEX
Gastric Bypass INDEX
Before Gastric Bypass Procedure by Another Surgeon
Before Gastric Bypass Surgery

Tummy Tuck and Hernia Repair After Gastric Bypass Operation

Before Tummy Tuck and Hernia Repair 1 Year After Weight Loss
Pre Tummy Tuck/Hernia Repair
1 Year After Tummy Tuck and Hernia Repair
1 Year Later
The woman pictured at far left with her friend appears before the gastric stapling procedure that enabled her to lose some 150 lbs. This operation that assisted her so greatly was complicated by a large upper abdominal hernia. An extended abdominoplasty was performed in a high lateral tension pattern combined with a hernia repair that required mesh reinforcement.

1 year following surgery, the wound healing is mature easily fitting under her bikini bottom.

  • Before: Large Abdominal Wall Hernia with Severe Skin Excess 
  • After: Improved Abdominal Contour 
  • Operative Design: A High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty was performed through a lower abdominal incision that extended toward the flanks. The excess skin was removed. At this sitting the hernias were exposed and repaired using a mesh patch. The vertical scar is from the patient's prior open style gastric bypass.
  • Take Home Points:
    (1) Weight Loss with surgical procedures can be complicated, but offers an opportunity for dramatic weight loss.

    (2) The results of bariatric surgery can be enhanced by extended tummy tuck as well as other cosmetic operations.

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