Can gallbladder surgery and liposuction be done at the same time?

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Can gallbladder surgery and liposuction be done at the same time?

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Personally I would not do liposuction in coordination with gall bladder surgery.  It doesn't decrease the cost of the cosmetic procedure because it still requires a separate form of payment to the anesthesiologist, surgeon and facility typically.  There are other reasons such as the health of the patient undergoing gall bladder removal.  Each procedure has its own risks and benefits. 

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There is no absolute contraindication to doing liposuction and gallbladder removal together. This does reduce your downtime, but it also can increase the risk of infection if the gallbladder is inflamed. The other things that need to be worked out are payment (since one is usually covered by insurance and the other isn't) and any health issues because of the cholecystitus.

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