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Liposuction Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have liposuction, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Allergic reaction
  • Burns
  • Asymmetry
  • Darkening of the skin
  • Irregular appearance of the area
  • Firm scarring under the skin
  • Fluid build up under the skin

Liposuction results are not the same for everyone. Some factors that may affect results include:

  • Age—Older patients may not see the same results as younger patients, because their skin is less elastic.
  • Experience of the doctor—Doctors with more experience tend to have fewer problems.

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Severe heart or lung disease
  • Taking certain medicines
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Recent surgery in the area to be suctioned
  • Prior liposuction in the area to be suctioned
  • Having a large area suctioned or large amounts of fat removed

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Persistent high temperature
  • Oozing or discharge from incisions
  • Bleeding
  • Redness or increased swelling
  • Increased pain or tenderness
  • Coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, severe nausea, or vomiting
  • Signs of shock (pale clammy skin, confusion or weakness, rapid pulse)
  • Depression

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.



Posted 8 years ago

Safety is always the first concern with any surgical procedure. The recent study that stated that "toxic amounts of a local anesthetic are a hazard." With liposuction it is important to keep tumescent anesthesia lidocaine low, below 35 mg. Of course the recent deaths in Maryland had to do with the facility. Procedures should be performed at an accredited facility. A 2008 study found that danger of emboli forming could be correlated with the amount of fat removed (Ann Plast Surg. 2008 Jun;60(6):604-8). Therefore the amount of fat removed should be limited. What we are really talking about is the knowledge and skill of the surgeon.

Dr. Rhys Braman

Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Posted 7 years ago

This was very interesting.I really enjoyed your site and this post. You make some very informative points. Keep up the great work!

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Posted 6 years ago

After reading above article I come across the side effect of liposuction treatment. But I think you cannot face the side effect if first consult with your doctor. here you can consult with doctor for better result.

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