This scenario is actually quite common. The procedure can be performed safely if done appropriately. Most small hernias do not contain viscera but just mesenteric fat. If the hernia is easily reducible a good surgeon can perform liposuction pretty close to it without any damage. A good phyusical exam is necessary before the surgery to plan how to do the procedure safely. I have done this many times without any problems. Just find a good surgeon with ample experience in liposuction, better if he also performs hernia repair as part of his surgical skills. Good luck
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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Smartlipo in to hernia
It is definitely not advised to have smartlipo when you have a hernia but then there are special occasions where it can be fine, provided your practitioner is an expert and really knows what they are doing.
The problem with hard and fast rules is that the human body is not a textbook and the real world has endless variations so one has to be sensible but stay safe.
Dr Dinesh Maini
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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
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