Can I have laser lipo with an outie belly button??

I went in for a consultation for laser lipo today and was told i couldnt get it because my belly button is an outie. Is there away around this decision.?? Should i get a second opinion.

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Laser Lipo and "outie" belly button

If the "outie" belly button is caused by an umbilical hernia we recommend our patients to have it repaired and wait at least 6 weeks before getting liposuction. If that is just the shape of your belly button and there is no underlying hernia it will not cause any problems with Laser Liposuction. Get a second opinion and make sure you see an expert. Good luck.


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Laser lipo

Liposuction can be performed carefully if an umbilical hernia is present. If the hernia is causing issues, it should be evaluated by a general surgeon as well. Sometimes both can be addressed during one surgery.

An exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon is recommended to discuss your options and expectations. 

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