I'm considering Vaser lipo to my abdomen but I have a right inguinal hernia that I would need to address at a later date.
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Good questionYou should have no problem with liposuction as long as the physician avoids the hernia but typically the groin is lower than typical entry points.
Inguinal Hernia and Liposuction
In my practice I collaborate with a surgeon who repairs the hernia during your liposuction procedure simultaneously so you will not have to undergo separate surgical procedures with a longer recovery period. I suggest a consultation with an expert in 4D liposuction that performs this type of surgery in coordination with a physician that specializes in hernia repair to reach optimal results in one surgical procedure. Best, Dr. Berger
Inguinal hernia and liposuction
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Repair Hernia First or Get Liposuction First?
An in-person evaluation will give the best personalized advice. Liposuction is elective surgery. If you believe you will "need to address" the hernia at a later date, that hernia repair would trump having elective liposuction. Even though the incision sites and the liposuction cannula will likely not traverse the area of the inguinal hernia, there will be swelling from the liposuction procedure that may exacerbate any symptoms you have from the hernia. Repair the hernia first. Liposuction will always be there.
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