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The Side Effects Of Liposuction

The Side Effects Of Liposuction

Deciding to undergo liposuction, or any cosmetic surgical procedure for that matter, is a personal and important choice to make. There are numerous benefits that come along with a liposuction procedure, as there are risks and potential complications that can occur, as well. 

As with any other surgical procedure, the risks are always discussed with you ahead of the operation, to ensure you understand what you will be going through.

Consider The Side Effects Of Liposuction

The risks of liposuction include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bruising
  • Change in skin sensation that may persist
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs and abdominal organs
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Infection
  • Irregular contours or asymmetries
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Need for revision surgery
  • Persistent swelling
  • Poor wound healing
  • Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite
  • Swelling

These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

Secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended to reduce excess skin. Special considerations are needed when large amounts—usually more than five liters of fat—are suctioned.