Is Liposuction Safe? What Are The Risks Associated With Liposuction.
According to the American Medical Association, Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States. It is so common that just about everyone knows what liposuction is. One of the questions we are asked at Body Cosmetica is whether liposuction is safe. Is Liposuction Safe? This is a more in depth guide to the risks associated with liposuction.
What are the risks associated with 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 might appear bumpy, wavy or withered due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity and unusual healing.
Anesthesia: Is Liposuction Safe?
Make sure your anesthesia is provided by a qualified anesthesiologist. Many doctors offices will use a nurse anesthetist. If safety is your primary concern, make sure you choose a surgeon that utilizes an anesthesiologist.
Contour irregularities: Is Liposuction Safe?
If too much fat is removed, there may be lumpiness or dents in the skin. The surgical risks appear to be linked to the amount of fat removed. Make sure that an appropriate amount of fat is removed.
How Much Fat Can Be Removed During Liposuction?
The maximum amount of fat that can be removed safely is probably about 6 to 8 pounds (3 to 4 liters). The greater the volume of fat removed on a single day the greater the risk of serious complications.
Smoking & Nicotine: Is Liposuction Safe?
Smoking and Nicotine can adversely affect the healing process after your liposuction procedure. It is necessary to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to liposuction; and you should not use smoking alternatives that contain nicotine.
Blood Thinners: Is Liposuction Safe?
Prior to surgery you will be advised not to take any blood thinners. Blood thinners like aspirin or ibuprofen can be very dangerous if taken prior to surgery and should be avoided.
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