Liposuction Risks and Side Effects
Although liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, there are risks and side effects associated with this surgery - as with any surgical procedure. The following may possibly result from liposuction:
- Rippling, or skin imperfections
- Irregular pigmentation
- Blood clots
- Visible scarring
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Excessive fluid loss or accumulation
- Loss of skin sensation
- Nerve, blood vessel, etc., damages
- Friction burns (with ultrasound-assisted liposuction)
For further information regarding potential liposuction dangers, seek the guidance of a highly-trained plastic surgeon who is familiar with this procedure. As you prepare for your surgery, be sure to follow all of the instructions provided by your plastic surgeon. Failure to do so could result in an array of complications.
Your potential for risks/side effects can be minimized by selecting a doctor who is knowledgeable and experienced in liposuction, specifically the method you are seeking (suction-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, or another method).
Before undergoing liposuction, you should have no doubts in your surgeon's ability. If you are questioning his or her competence, be sure to continue your search for the right physician. Doctor error is always a possibility; however, negligence shouldn't be something you have to fear.
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