Is it safe to have Lipo while having a small hiatal hernia?
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Liposuction in area of a hernia
Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
Generally, a hernia should be repaired before liposuction is done anywhere near the hernia. I suggest you ask you consult a general surgeon as well as discuss this with your plastic surgeon. Please do not let any surgeon except a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon do your liposuction if it will be in anywhere near the hernia - serious complications can occur if your doctor is not a fully trained surgeon who knows the anatomy.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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