Liposuction is one of the methods that are used in a cosmetic surgery and by liposuction, fatty tissue is removed. In this article we will cast a glance at some of the risks that liposuction carries along. The purpose of liposuction and its goal is to the remodel someone’s body in a shape that he or she wants. That is done by removing the excess fat from the abdomen, neck, back of the arms, thighs and buttocks. It is not considered as an obesity treatment, but its results are seen immediately after the surgery and it helps men and women to feel comfortable in their body. This method is very popular namely because one can see results in a very short period and one does not need so much effort in order to look good. On the other hand, liposuction carries along certain risks that all the people who are eager to undergo it must be aware of. Some of the risks include swelling, infections, skin burns and droopy skin.
Liposuction is done under general or local anesthesia. In case a local anesthetic is given, the amount of sedative is supposed to get you through that day. Then, a surgeon makes two small incisions in previously marked spots. A cannula is placed in these incisions and the fat is sucked through it. After the removal of the fat, incisions are being sewed and that is it. The whole process of preparation and the fat removing lasts approximately for two hours. And when do we see the results? First results can be noticed after the swelling reduces.
Risks related to Liposuction
Edema is one of the most frequent risks that liposuction has. It occurs in the areas that are the targets. If a doctor has to deal with a lot of fat that has to be removed from a certain area, for example, an abdomen, then he may confront with a large piece of skin that is left behind. Some factors play a role in the skin loosening and its elasticity. Stretch marks are likely to appear in people who are over 40 years old. It would be good to know that cannula which is inserted under your skin leaves permanent scars. The body area that has been under the liposuction treatment is more likely to get infected because it is more liable to infections than other body parts. If you are having ultrasound-assisted liposuction, you can also have skin burns. Because of the fact that the doctor can see where the cannula passes through, he may tear some of your organs, which may lead to internal bleeding. Some body fluids may be sucked in along with the fat, leading to fluid imbalance in a body. Finally, we have to mention the death as a possible complication, since it may happen due to some complication during the procedure itself, but the fact is that it appears very rarely.