Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli offers expert care for patients with abdominal wall defects. Dr. Arun Jeedi is a plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic surgeon who specialises in abdominal wall reconstruction. He has extensive experience in repairing all types of abdominal defects like hernias using the latest techniques and technologies. Book an appointment today!
A hernia is a protrusion of abdominal contents through a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall. Hernias can occur anywhere along the abdominal wall but are most common in the groin (inguinal hernia) and belly button (umbilical hernia) regions.
There are many types of hernias, but the most common are inguinal hernias, femoral hernias, and umbilical hernias.
Inguinal hernias are the most common type of hernia. They occur when abdominal contents protrude through a weakness in the inguinal canal, which is the passageway for the testicles in men.
Femoral hernias occur when abdominal contents protrude through a weakness in the femoral canal, which is located just below the inguinal canal. Femoral hernias are usually more common in women than in men.
Umbilical hernias occur when abdominal contents protrude through a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall near the belly button. Umbilical hernias are common in infancy, but can also occur in adults.
Other common types of hernias include:
There are many causes of abdominal wall hernias, but the most common is a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall. This can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired (due to injury or illness).
Other causes of hernias include obesity, pregnancy, chronic cough, lifting heavy objects, and straining during bowel movements.
Abdominal wall reconstruction is a surgical procedure to repair large or complex abdominal wall defects. It may be performed to close a large abdominal wall hernia, correct abdominal wall deformities, or repair abdominal trauma.
Abdominal wall reconstruction is a complex surgery that requires knowledge of abdominal anatomy and surgical techniques. It aims to restore the abdominal wall to its normal function and appearance.
The abdominal wall reconstruction procedure may be recommended for patients who experience the following: recurrent hernias, incisional hernia, or wounds that develop after a hernia repair. Abdominal wall reconstruction can be an effective treatment for these conditions because it can help to close the wound, rebuild the abdominal wall, and prevent future hernias from occurring.
The ideal candidate for abdominal wall reconstruction is someone who has a complex hernia or abdominal trauma. This surgery is also recommended for those who suffer from the return of previously repaired hernias. Candidates for abdominal wall reconstruction should be in good general health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery.Book Appointment
At the consultation for abdominal wall reconstruction, reconstructive surgeon Dr. Arun Jeedi will assess your abdominal wall and hernia (if present). He will also review your medical history and any previous abdominal surgeries. The consultation will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about abdominal wall reconstruction.
After the consultation, Dr. Arun will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual case.
Many different techniques can be used to perform abdominal wall reconstruction. The type of technique used will depend on the specific condition being treated.
Open hernia surgery is the most common type of abdominal wall reconstruction. During an open hernia repair, Dr. Arun Jeedi makes an incision, or cut, in the groin. He then identifies the hernia “sac” containing the bulging intestine. Dr. Arun will fix the hernia by pushing it back into the abdomen and strengthening the abdominal wall with mesh.
At Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, Dr. Arun uses prosthetic mesh like prolene mesh. The advantages of using prosthetic mesh are that prosthetic mesh has high tensile strength and a low rate of recurrence and complications.
Flap techniques are commonly used in abdominal wall reconstruction. Flap techniques involve using tissue from a donor site to close the abdominal defect.
At Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, Dr. Arun Jeedi uses the component separation technique while using flaps to reconstruct the abdomen.
In the component separation technique, Dr. Arun makes an incision in the abdominal skin and muscle. He then separates and advances certain layers of the abdominal muscles, lengthening them so that the muscles from the right and left sides can be brought to the mid-line for closure.
The advantage of the component separation technique is that it preserves the integrity of the abdominal wall without the use of mesh.
At Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Hubli, Dr. Arun generally uses the following flaps for abdominal wall reconstruction:
Fasciocutaneous flap: A fasciocutaneous flap is a type of flap that uses skin, subcutaneous tissue (the deepest layer of the skin), and deep fascia (connective tissue). The flap is taken from an area of the body where there is extra skin and fat, such as the lower abdominal or pelvic region.
Muscle flap: A muscle flap is a type of flap that uses muscle and overlying skin. At Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Arun uses the external oblique muscle flap for abdominal reconstruction.
The external oblique muscle is an abdominal muscle that is located on the sides of the abdominal wall. The external oblique muscle flap is a pedicled flap, which means that it is still connected to its blood supply. This type of flap is ideal for abdominal reconstruction because it provides both strength and coverage.
Musculocutaneous flap: A musculocutaneous flap is a type of flap that uses muscle, overlying skin, and subcutaneous tissue. This type of flap is often used to treat defects that are deep and need an increased blood supply.
Depending on the extent of abdominal wall reconstruction needed and your overall health, you will be required to stay in the hospital for at least 5 days for observation. Dr. Arun Jeedi will prescribe antibiotics and painkillers for your comfort. There may be some swelling and bruising, which will fade away after a few days.
You will be able to return to your daily routine after 2 to 5 weeks, though it is recommended to avoid strenuous activities and exercise for at least 6 weeks after the surgery.
Make sure to follow all postoperative instructions and attend all necessary follow-up appointments with Dr. Arun to avoid complications after the surgery.
The cost of abdominal wall reconstruction will vary depending on the extent of abdominal wall reconstruction needed and the type of surgery needed.
During the patient’s OPD consultation, the cost of abdominal wall reconstruction will be determined by Dr. Arun Jeedi after evaluating the patient’s specific circumstances, understanding the patient’s needs, as well as discussing both advantages and possible risks of the surgery.Book Appointment
The goal of abdominal wall reconstruction is to restore the abdominal wall to its normal function and appearance. Abdominal wall reconstruction also reduces abdominal pain, prevents future hernias, and can improve your quality of life.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and complications associated with abdominal wall reconstruction. These include infection, blood accumulation, and fluid accumulation. Dr. Arun Jeedi prescribes antibiotics to prevent and treat any infections. In case of formation of a hematoma (blood accumulation) or seroma (fluid accumulation), he will treat it through surgical draining.
These risks are rarely seen and can be minimized by following Dr. Arun Jeedi ’s instructions and attending all necessary follow-up appointments. Dr. Arun will go over all the risks and complications associated with abdominal wall reconstruction during your consultation.
If you have any queries about abdominal wall reconstruction or any other procedure, we invite you for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Arun Jeedi at Recon Plastic Surgery Centre, where he will thoroughly answer all of your questions.Book Appointment
Dr. Arun Jeedi is a young and dynamic plastic surgeon with extensive practical experience and expertise in the ever-evolving field of plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. Whether you are looking to improve your appearance for a special occasion or you need reconstructive surgery after an accident or illness, Dr. Jeedi can help you achieve your goals. He believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and he will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.