Like any cosmetic procedure, liposuction side effects are usually considered minimal. Fortunately, the chance of experiencing any of the risks can be reduced by selecting a surgeon experienced in performing the type of liposuction procedure you are considering; however, it is still very important that you understand the potential side effects and risks of liposuction.
Your doctor should discuss the potential side effects of liposuction before the surgery. These risks including an adverse reaction to the anesthesia, heavy bleeding, fat or blood clots, or infection. In very rare cases, risks can also include skin burns, nerve damage, fluid in the lungs and injury to internal organs.
With the liposuction procedures, there is the possibility of experiencing some minor and temporary complications, which can include:
Other potential laser liposuction side effects can arise if you undergo too many surgeries–or remove too much fat–at one time. You should not undergo more than one liposuction procedure at a time. In addition, it is not a good idea to have too much fat removed during a single procedure. There are other potential liposuction side effects that may arise due to your individual situation.
As we mentioned, all surgeries come with certain risks, but there are ways to minimize the potential for complications. The most important one is to choose a physician who is experienced and educated in the field of liposuction.
You should also disclose your entire medical history. This history should include present and past medical conditions or pre-existing conditions, allergies, medications and so on. Your medical history will let your doctor determine if you are a good candidate and can discuss your options for fat removal.
Also, to prevent complications, you should follow all pre- and post-operative instructions. For example, if you smoke, you will be asked to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to your liposuction procedure.
Dr. Wright and his staff at The Laser Lipo and Vein Center will discuss all potential risks and possible complications with you. He will also provide information about reducing possible post-surgery pain so you will be entirely prepared for your liposuction procedure. Contact us today for more information!