Liposuction Risks

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What are the Risks?

Liposuction is normally safe in healthy persons, in properly equipped operating facilities, and if performed by well trained and qualified physicians. In rare instances, the procedure may cause severe trauma, particularly when many sites are treated and large volumes of fat are moved in one setting. Other infrequent complications include fluid accumulation, which may require drainage, and injury to the skin.

Although serious complications are rare, other minor risk such as bruising, swelling, lumpiness, localized numbness and looseness of the skin are more common and usually temporary, lasting from Liposuction - Aftera few weeks to a couple of months. Full recovery and final results may not be obtained until about six months after the surgery.

The scars from liposuction are small and strategically placed to be hidden from view, even in a bikini. They also generally fade rapidly within a few months.

Other cosmetic problems may occur, even in the hands of very skilled surgeons. These include rippling or bagginess of the skin over the treated areas and pigmentation changes such as brown spots that may become permanent if exposed to the sun. Asymmetry with unevenness of the contour of or the shape sometimes requires a second procedure for correction. Additional procedure may involve additional operating facility expenses.