Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat that one can’t seem to get rid of through diet and exercise.
The procedure is usually done on the hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, or face to improve their appearance and shape.
Liposuction can also be done with other plastic surgeries, including facelifts, breast reductions, and tummy tucks.
However, the procedure which seeks to enhance beauty could be life threatening to some persons, if they have certain health conditions.
Doctors particularly don’t recommend the procedure if an individual has health problems with blood flow or have heart disease, diabetes, or a weak immune system.
What are the risks?
For every kind of surgery, there are risks involved. That is why many health experts advise people opt for dieting and exercise routines to improve the curves and overall body appearance.
Cosmetic surgery is still surgery, so there are risks. One way you can help reduce them by making sure it is done only by a specially trained, board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
There are several possible risks directly related to liposuction that you still have to consider, including:
Complications from anesthesia
Shock (usually from not getting enough fluid during surgery)
Fluid accumulation (pockets of fluid forming under the skin)
Infections (strep, staph)
Fat embolism (when tiny pieces of fat break away and block blood flow)
Burns from instruments
Uneven fat removal
Reactions to lidocaine
Change in skin sensation; numbness
Damage to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs
Another risk is a blood clot in your deep veins. Clots can be very dangerous if they travel to other parts of your body, such as your lungs.