What is an Umbilical Hernia?

Although more common in women, an umbilical hernia can happen to anyone. The condition usually occurs as a result of significant weight gain or multiple pregnancies. Umbilical hernias develop when added pressure against the abdominal muscles begins to weaken the joint near your belly button. If the abdominal wall separates, the intestines can protrude between the muscles and result in the telltale “bulge” near the belly button.

What to Expect During Hernia Repair

Hernia repair surgery can be performed as an “open” procedure or laparoscopically. The appropriate technique for your unique situation will depend on the size and severity of your hernia. During the procedure, a surgical mesh is used to rejoin the muscle and act as a long-term solution to prevent the hernia from recurring. Dr. Lampert performs hernia repair on an outpatient basis so you can recover in the comfort of your own home.

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Dr. Lampert’s Approach

Dr. Lampert goes above and beyond to ensure an aesthetically pleasing outcome for every surgery, carefully tailored to suit the patient’s unique anatomy, wishes, and lifestyle. He handles every case with the same attention to detail and delicacy as he would apply to his own family members or loved ones.

This focus on excellence from the consultation to recovery and beyond sets Dr. Lampert apart as among Miami’s leading board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Lampert prioritizes patient safety at every juncture, choosing to see fewer patients with better results than to rush through appointments in order to maximize profits.

To ensure client safety, Dr. Lampert created his own state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center: Miami Surgery, LLC. This cutting-edge facility is Federally Certified by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the same agency that licenses all of the best hospitals in Florida. It is one of only three other AHCA-certified ASCs in Miami-Dade County dedicated to plastic surgery and operated by only Board Certified Plastic Surgeons (American Board of Plastic Surgery) and Board Certified Anesthesiologists.  Patients can feel secure that their procedure is being performed at a facility that meets and exceeds the same operating standards as the ambulatory surgery centers found in world-class hospitals.

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What is Recovery Like After Hernia Repair?

Recovery will vary based on your specific surgery and the severity of your hernia, but you will likely need three to five days off of work during the initial stages. Medication will be prescribed to make you more comfortable. You will be able to walk and perform light activities in the days following your surgery, but you will need to wait approximately three weeks to resume exercise or other strenuous activities.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Lampert?

Dr. Lampert is a highly-trained surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This notoriously difficult certification is an honor for those who receive it. His years of training and dedication are evident in his meticulous yet natural approach to cosmetic procedures. You can trust that your hernia repair is in the hands of one of the best plastic surgeons Miami has to offer when you choose Lampert MD Plastic Surgery.

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All plastic surgeons should be judged on the aesthetic merits of their work. Review Dr. Lampert’s before and after gallery to see what he has accomplished.

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What Results Can I Expect After Hernia Repair?

After your hernia repair with Dr. Lampert, you can expect:

  • A smaller, less noticeable belly button
  • Reduced “bulge” on your lower stomach
  • Stomach is proportional compared to your other features
  • Clothes fit better

You will feel more comfortable and confident with your smooth abdomen after your hernia repair. Even though the durable mesh will last for many years, we still recommend maintaining a healthy weight and not having more children after your procedure.

What Are the Dangers Associated with a Hernia?

Simply having a hernia is generally not harmful, though there is a risk that it could worsen over time. The biggest danger of a hernia is the risk of “incarceration,” where the intestines or other contents are squeezed or trapped. In severe cases, incarceration can restrict or block the intestine. See a doctor immediately if you experience pain, nausea, or vomiting.

What Are Other Types of Hernias?

Hernias generally occur in the same area, but can differ in their causes and symptoms. Aside from an umbilical hernia, you can also experience an abdominal hernia, incisional hernia, diastasis recti, or ventral hernia.

Can My Hernia be Repaired During a Tummy Tuck?

Absolutely! A hernia is one of the many post-pregnancy concerns for new moms. Hernia repair can be performed on its own, paired with a tummy tuck, or as part of your Mommy Makeover.

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