Q&A: With a ventral hernia that has not been repaired, how can I lose this disgusting paunch?

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If a person has a ventral hernia (abdomen wall) that has not been repaired, can that have an effect on fat retention in that area?? No matter how I try to diet or exercise, I can not lose this disgusting paunch! Anything I can do? Does it have anything to do with the hernia?? Or is liposuction the only resolution??

- Jonathan


Glenn Lyle, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

Very hard to tell without an exam. Often- repairing the hernia will improve appearance. Some liposuction might be beneficial as well. You can call to arrange a consultation. Best to get a personal evaluation.

--Glenn Lyle, M.D.
Raleigh, NC

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