Is it safe to preform Smart Lipo when one has a hernia in the belly button? What could be the worst that could happen?
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Liposuction and hernia
LIpo can help
In addition, your doctor will check for diastasis of your abdominal muscles.
A small hernia and diastasis can be avoided safely with liposuction or Smartlipo.
LIpo into a hernia would be bad, but can be avoided.
Not necessary to fix if it can be avoided during lipo.
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Hernia and liposuction... Be aware...
Hernias are defects in your abdominal wall that allow the intestine surface into your fat and skin.
Liposuction is a method that uses blunt straws (with or with out gadgets attached to them) for the removal of fat.
Unfortunately, not all the doctors that do liposuction are surgeons. Which may result in underestimation of the hernia defect and contents, resulting in catastrophic perforations of the herniated intestine.
Make sure that you have your hernia evaluated by a surgeon. To try to prevent major complications once you decide on having your smartLipo
Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in this procedure.
Wishing you the best in your journey
Hernia and Liposuction
Hernia and liposuction
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