Often, ladies will come into Dr. Jacobsen’s office to have a hernia repaired in their midline. Often called diastases recti. This is a false hernia but looks and feels justlike a hernia. These hernia’s do not cause threat to you as a patient, but certainly can be uncomfortable and fixed to make you look and feel better. By tightening and nicely sewing the fascia, or the gristle around the muscle of your midline creating a nice flat look. Unfortunately, while your insurance company does cover the hernia repair- which is a very nice benefit, it does not cover the part of the abdominoplasty.That re-shapes and removes some of the additional skin of your abdominal wall. The fine recontouring of the abdominal wall andabdominoplasty is what most ladies wish for in addition to the hernia repair. In cases where hernia repair is covered by insurance, the patient will then pay just for the cosmetic portion of the abdominoplasty, not covered by insurance. Normally during anabdominoplasty, the fascia is tightened across midline.Regardless of the presence of a hernia or not.While the presence of the hernia may make this a little more challenging, ultimately after seeing Dr. Jacobsen the results should be the same.
After a repair of the hernia or abdominoplasty, it is very important to minimize your activity with lifting and abdominal straining. This is to protect the sutures of your midline. Allowing the sutures to heal nicely and safely for you. You should bind 23 hours a day for the first two weeks, thenafter two weeks follow witha compressive garment. Which will help relieve any mild stressor strain due to normal lift or coughing. Generally speaking, lifting more than 10 pounds for the first three or four weeks is the maximum.
Dr J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!
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Dr. William Jacobsen
2525 East Arizona
Biltmore Circle, Suite C236
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Dr J considers every surgery an opportunity to express his vision with his patients, and believes in natural, beautiful results that leave you feeling confident and beautiful, but most importantly, feeling like yourself. From extremely rare and complex surgical cases, to cosmetic surgery, Dr J has the experience, compassion and understanding to help you achieve your surgical goals.