How dangerous is liposuction?

1How dangerous is liposuction?
As with any major surgery, liposuction carries risks, such as bleeding and a reaction to anesthesia. Possible complications specific to liposuction include: Contour irregularities. Your skin may appear bumpy, wavy or withered due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity and unusual healing
2Does liposuction really work?
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells, altering the shape of the body. However, if the patient does not lead a healthy lifestyle after the operation, there is a risk that the remaining fat cells will grow bigger. The amount of fat that can be safely removed is limited.
3Do you have to be asleep for liposuction?
Sometimes, a general anesthetic is used so that you will be asleep for the procedure. However, liposuction may also be performed using a combination of local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will recommend the best choice for you.
4Can you die from getting liposuction?
Liposuction is not a procedure for losing weight; rather, its main goal is to shape and improve the patient's figure. ... The most frequent major complications that can lead to death in a patient undergoing liposuction is pulmonary thromboembolism, which represents more than 23% of deaths.
5Which is better liposuction or tummy tuck?
For most patients, a tummy tuck is the surest way to achieve this result. Liposuction is a wonderful tool for removing fat in areas of the body with tight skin, such as the hips, saddleback and flanks. ... In contrast, abdominoplasty removes not just the fat but also the extra skin and tightens up the muscles.
6Can liposuction give you a flat stomach?
Patients commonly are most frustrated with the fact that no matter how much exercise they do or how strict their diet, they cannot seem to get a flat-toned tummy. ... Liposuction involves making small incisions in the skin and suctioning away the fatty tissue between the skin and abdominal wall.
7Will fat come back after liposuction?
Once the fat is removed from an area, it does not grow back. The fat cells that remain can get bigger with weight gain.Because there are fewer fat cells in the treated area (as compared to before the procedure), other areas of your body which were not treated may appear to increase in size.
8How old do you have to be to get liposuction?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 3,000 people under age 18 underwent liposuction last year.
9Can liposuction cause heart attack?
The patients showed no changes in their cholesterol levels, but researchers did find a post-liposuction reduction in counts of white blood cells, which are associated with heart attacks, obesity, strokes and high blood pressure. ... "The link to a lower risk of heart disease is a longer stretch."
10What are the different types of liposuction?
Liposuction Tumescent liposuction (fluid injection) is the most common type of liposuction. ... Super-wet technique is similar to tumescent liposuction. ... Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn fat cells into liquid. ... Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells.

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Liposuction Risks

The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal. You will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of liposuction are acceptable.

You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.

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Liposuction risks include:

Anesthesia risks


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


Irregular contours or asymmetries

Irregular pigmentation

Need for revision surgery

Persistent swelling

Poor wound healing

Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite


Thermal burn or heat injury from ultrasound with the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty technique.

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.

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As with any major surgery, liposuction carries risks, such as bleeding and a reaction to anesthesia. Possible complications specific to liposuction include:

. Contour irregularities. Your skin may appear bumpy, wavy or withered due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity and unusual healing. These changes may be permanent. Damage beneath the skin from the thin tube (cannula) that’s used during liposuction may give the skin a permanent spotted appearance.

. Fluid accumulation. Temporary pockets of fluid (seromas) can form under the skin. This fluid may need to be drained with a needle.

. Numbness. You may feel temporary or permanent numbness in the affected area. Temporary nerve irritation also is possible.

. Infection. Skin infections are rare but possible. A severe skin infection may be life-threatening.

. Internal puncture. Rarely, a cannula that penetrates too deeply may puncture an internal organ. This may require emergency surgical repair.

. Fat embolism. Pieces of loosened fat may break away and become trapped in a blood vessel and gather in the lungs or travel to the brain. A fat embolism is a medical emergency.

. Kidney and heart problems. Shifts in fluid levels as fluids are being injected and suctioned out can cause potentially life-threatening kidney, heart and lung problems.

. Lidocaine toxicity. Lidocaine is an anesthetic often administered with fluids injected during liposuction to help manage pain. Although generally safe, in rare circumstances, lidocaine toxicity can occur, causing serious heart and central nervous system problems.

The risk of complications increases if the surgeon is working on larger surfaces of your body or doing multiple procedures during the same operation. Talk to your surgeon about how these risks apply to you.


  1. Abigali says:

    I stil havnt done lipo, im going back and forward on the whole idea. you hear many advantages and disadvantages …. like I dont know how long will it take for me to recover… a week or a month?! when can i see my body in its righfull way?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      This is Iranian Surgery and the first thing is to know whether you are a candidate for liposuction or not. Second, like any other surgery, cosmetic, or treatment, the body needs time to heal and recover. depending on the type of your liposuction and how much fat you lose, and which part of your body will go under, you could expect a quick recovery in one week. On the other hand, weeks 3-5, around one month are usually when patients no longer feel any pain or soreness. You might have some swelling, but it is not something unnatural. Swelling may take months to fully subside. Keep in mind that there are certain things you should do as precautions to make sure your liposuction has no complications.

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