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At Maia Plastic Surgery in Washington DC, we prioritize your health and aesthetic needs under one roof. Led by the renowned Dr. Munique Maia, we provide specialized hernia repair surgery, ensuring both functional benefits and cosmetic excellence. Hernias can lead to discomfort and potential health risks. Opting for hernia repair surgery not only addresses the functional issues but can also be combined with cosmetic procedures, offering dual benefits.

Understanding Hernias: Causes and Symptoms

A hernia occurs when an organ, typically a part of the intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, pushes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. The most common sign of a hernia is a noticeable bulge or lump in the affected area. While hernias can develop anywhere in the body, they most often arise in the abdominal region.

Reasons for the occurrence of hernias can vary. They might result from a congenital condition, strain due to heavy lifting, obesity, persistent coughing, or complications from prior surgeries. While some hernias don’t present immediate health concerns, they might enlarge over time and cause discomfort or pain. In certain cases, they might lead to life-threatening complications, necessitating prompt medical attention.

Why Hernia Repair is Essential

The primary reason to repair a hernia is to alleviate pain and potential complications. If left untreated:

  • Strangulation Risk: The herniated tissue can have its blood supply cut off, leading to tissue death.
  • Obstruction: A portion of the intestine might get trapped, causing bowel obstruction, leading to severe pain and nausea.
  • Progressive Enlargement: Hernias tend to grow over time, increasing discomfort and risk.
  • Cosmetic Concerns: Large hernias can cause a noticeable bulge, impacting one’s self-confidence.

Combining Hernia Repair with Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty

One of the unique offerings at Maia Plastic Surgery is the combination of hernia repair with tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. This dual procedure ensures that while the hernia is being corrected, the abdomen’s aesthetic appeal is enhanced, resulting in a flatter and more toned appearance.

Benefits of Combined Surgery

Many patients opt to undergo their hernia repair in conjunction with a tummy tuck to gain the following benefits in one procedure:

  • Functional Restoration: Address the hernia and prevent complications.
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: Abdominoplasty removes excess skin and tightens abdominal muscles.
  • Efficient Recovery: One surgery, one recovery period.
  • Comprehensive Care: Dr. Maia guarantees a holistic approach to abdominal health and aesthetics.

Abdominal Wall Plastic Surgery: Beyond the Cosmetic

Emphasis on abdominal wall plastic surgery includes addressing structural issues while enhancing visual appeal. Dr. Maia’s training and experience promise optimal outcomes for both functional and aesthetic concerns.

Dr. Munique Maia’s dedication to her patients’ health and beauty makes Maia Plastic Surgery in Washington DC a premier choice for hernia repair combined with abdominoplasty. Trust in our comprehensive approach to deliver results that enhance both function and form. Contact Dr. Maia today to learn your options in cosmetic hernia repair.

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Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

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This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

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