Article published by : Max Health on Sunday, September 30, 2012

Category : Cosmetic Surgery

Liposuction Risks

Liposuction is the most popular body contouring procedure performed in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 205,000 liposuction procedures performed in the United States in 2011, placing it as the third most popular plastic surgery procedure last year.

Generally considered safe, like any surgery, liposuction does come with some risks. It is important that you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon and discuss all of the potential risks of this procedure to make sure you fully understand what may occur prior to committing to liposuction.

Liposuction Risks

As with all surgeries, liposuction comes with general surgical risks including:
- Infection
- Excessive bleeding
- Swelling
- Bruising
- Significant scarring
- Negative reactions to anesthesia or medications

Specific liposuction risks and complications include:

- Skin irregularities
- Loose skin
- Fat or blood clots
- Excess fluid loss or accumulation
- Friction burns
- Nerve damage
- Internal organ damage

Reducing Risks

The best way to reduce your risk for liposuction complications is to work with a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will be able to assess your medical history as well as the unique needs of your body and tailor your liposuction procedure to meet you unique needs.

Your risks can also be reduced by working with a plastic surgeon who offers a number of liposuction techniques, allowing him to determine which options are right for you. Your plastic surgeon should only perform liposuction in an accredited surgical facility or hospital where experienced medical staff is on hand to ensure your absolute comfort and safety.

There is no guarantee against liposuction risks and complications, but there are ways to help reduce them. Take time when selecting a liposuction surgeon to make sure you are choosing one who can offer you the comfortable, safe, and ultimately rewarding experience you deserve.

If you live in the Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, or Davie areas of Florida and would like to learn more about the risks and benefits of liposuction, please visit the website of the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery for additional information.



By: Max Health

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