Risks of liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular and accepted procedures in the world of cosmetic surgery nowadays. There are a lot of clients who are happy, pleased and satisfied with the outcome.  However, as with any surgical procedure, there are always risks involved.  It is vital to not only know the benefits but also the risks of liposuction.  Before deciding to go through this procedure, check out the things that are possible to happen.

There are many stories that are often about the benefits of liposuction, however the risks that go along with it are not that popularly known.  The procedure is a voluntary surgery, and for this reason, many doctors have a very low tolerance for harmful outcomes.  Most of the patients that go through liposuction voluntary ask for this procedure because of body enhancement.  This could be a life threatening procedure especially if the patient is not assessed carefully and thoroughly.

One of the risks of liposuction is that infections can occur.  Without proper maintenance, cleaning and right medication, infections can highly happen.  Infections like fasciitis which is a bacteria that eats tissues or toxic shock syndrome which is a fatal and can sometimes lead to fatal infection caused by a bacteria brought about by surgery can actually happen.

Seroma which is a condition wherein there is a pooling of serum in some areas where tissue has been removed could also happen.  During the process of liposuction itself, visceral perforations can happen because it’s hard to see where the probe is and is highly possible for the surgeon to puncture or damage internal organs.  Edema or swelling could also last for weeks or even months.

There are many more risks for this procedure but most dangerous of them all is embolism.  This happens when fat is loosened and goes through the vessels that ruptured during the procedure.  It is possible for the fat be trapped in the blood vessels, go to the lungs and travel to the brain.  This could cause difficulty in breathing and can bring serious and permanent disability or even death.

Liposuction can be a very rewarding, successful and brilliant procedure for cosmetic surgery.  However, considering and knowing the risks of liposuction is extremely important so you could make an informed and wise decision in pursuing this kind of surgery.  Studies indicated that the risk of death is as low as 3 deaths for every 100,000 operations. In some studies, it’s as high as 20-100 deaths per 100,000 liposuction surgeries done.  Ask your doctor today and find out more about this procedure.

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