I got a small umbilical hernia (maybe 2.5 cm diameter), and was wondering if I should get it repaired, or should I wait and see if it stays the same? Does surgery alter abs appearance? Does mesh block abs? How long is healing time? Was it covered by insurance (if not what is the cost)? Should I go anesthetic free (Is is painful?) Please help guys. Thanks.
I too have ad a small hernia. The mesh could be the best way to go if you are a male. The doctor just stitched together the skin that had seperated. It took me 1 week before I could really go back to work and 2-3 weeks before I could start lifting a little weight again. Your doctor will tell you for sure how long it will take to heal. Surgery didn't hurt and didn't alter my abdominal appearance. It is just a little scare you can't even notice.
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