Is Liposuction Safe?
Trying to eliminate pockets of excess fat that accumulate on the stomach, flanks, thighs, and other areas of the body can be a frustrating process. Often, diet and exercise on their own are just not sufficient to diminish the wiggle. In such cases, many people who want to achieve more aesthetically pleasing body contours turn to liposuction, which has been one of the most popular plastic surgery techniques for more than three decades now.
This proven procedure has allowed millions of patients to improve their figures through the precise targeting and removal of isolated deposits of fat. Often combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck” surgery) and breast augmentation, liposuction is a potentially ideal solution for anyone looking to refine and rejuvenate their contours.
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How safe is Minimally Invasive Liposuction?
It is perfectly normal to wonder how safe is liposuction before undergoing the procedure. So is liposuction a safe procedure?
Liposuction was traditionally performed under general anaesthesia. General anaesthesia can predispose the patient to complications leading to sudden death during the procedure. As per the data, acquired in India and internationally, all the deaths related to liposuction were due to complications of general anaesthesia. Also large bore cannulas were used during this process to shorten the time period of whole procedure which has caused multiple complications leading to injury to internal organs. Even today, majority of liposuctions are done under general anaesthesia.
At Skin City, we perform Safe liposuction, meaning liposuction using tumescent local anaesthesia. Patient is completely awake and comfortable during the procedure. Very small bore cannulas are used to prevent injury to internal organs and surrounding tissues. A fine laser fibre is also used along with the cannula to burn and remove the fat cells and tighten the skin. Patient walks in for the procedure and walks out without requiring any admission. There are no reports of complications or death during Safe Liposuction anywhere in the world.
What Should You Expect After Minimally Invasive Liposuction Treatment?
- You’ll go home the day of the procedure. Make sure to have someone drive you home afterward.
- Before your liposuction starts, your doctor might mark the areas of your body that will be treated.
- Next you’ll get general tumescent anesthesia or a “local,” which means you will be awake but not feel any pain.
The Possible Side Effects of Surgical Liposuction?
Cosmetic surgery is still surgery, so there are some risks. 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)
- 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.
Are You A Candidate For Liposuction?
If you have isolated fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise or take away from an attractive figure, or if you simply want to refine the contours of your body, you may be a candidate for liposuction. Liposuction patients are typically near normal weight but are looking for permanent contour changes; however, liposuction can also be performed on heavier persons or on thin people with stubborn fat deposits.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery to improve your physical appearance and self-image, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our super skin specialists at our clinics.
Dedicated to your comfort from your first visit to your final follow-up, our staff will always treat you with kindness and care.
If you’ve made up your mind to schedule a no-obligation appointment, you can book your consultation here and we’ll assist you in the shortest period of time.