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Can Smart Lipo Be a Cause of Umbilical Hernia?

I had smart lipo 6 months ago I never felt rite after that... I didn't gain weight and I even worked out in pool . Swimming everyday.. I noticed my stomach growing instead of getting smaller.. We are now in November , and I find out I have an umbilical hernia that is somewhat strangulated.. Could smart lipo be the reason? I am so upset that I now have to have surgery to fix this. I'm worried they may have to cut my stomach. I did have a tummy tuck 8 yrs ago and will feel devastated .

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Can Smart Lipo Be a Cause of Umbilical Hernia?

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The Laser lipo may have thinned the area so the hernia is more noticeable than before the operation. Best to have corrective hernia surgery. 


Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Umbilical hernia not related to the laser lipo

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You may have developed new hernia or it may  have been there and now more noticeable post liposuction.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

Six months post op

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I think it is highly unlikely that your smart lipo create your hernia. Much moe likely to be related to your tummy tuck or just a natural happening

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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