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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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J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

David R.

Dr. Maia, Alana, and Kristina are talented, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great results, great support, and very responsive to any questions. Would recommend to anyone looking to improve their quality of life!

Erez D.

Dr Maia is the consummate plastic surgeon. From her compassion to exceptional surgical skill and results, there is no better. Would give 10 stars if I could.

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I had a great experience with doctor Maia. Beyond my expectations.

Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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