Introduction: Abdominal wall hernias frequently occur after open bariatric surgical procedures, which may be imperceptible during physical examination or very remarkable as big eventrations with loss of domain. Methods: In this article, the authors report their experience with the treatment of these hernias during the multifunctional abdominoplasty, thru the isolation and reduction of the herniary sac, primary synthesis of the defect and plicature of the aponeurosis, without using aloplastic materials. The authors made a retrospective study with 44 patients, over five and a half year's period, where the effectiveness and safety of the technique were analized.
Keywords: Hernia, ventral. Abdomen/surgery. Bariatric surgery/adverse effects. Gastroplasty/adverse effects. Obesity, morbid/surgery.