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Side Effects of Liposuction

Liposuction is now a very common procedure for removing fat, and the number of patients receiving treatment increases every year. As with most medical procedures, there are a number of relatively minor side effects to liposuction treatment. Here is a brief overview of some of the possible after effects:


Lipo is intrusive surgery so scarring is likely, although the amount will vary depending on the actual procedure. Generally, the scarring should lessen after a few weeks, although some people’s healing process can take up to a year.


Swelling may be present in the area where the liposuction tube was used, but this is normal and will generally reduce gradually over a period of four to eight weeks.


Some patients may experience some local numbness and this can continue for a week or so.


There may be some pain after the lipo procedure, but this can easily be alleviated with prescription painkillers, and latterly, by over-the-counter (OTC) pain-killers.


It is quite usual for the patient to suffer bruising which can be painful for up to a week after the treatment. The actual discolouration of the bruising should gradually fade after a few weeks.

Restricted movement

The ability of the patient to regain unrestricted movement will depend on the extent of the liposuction, which part of the body was treated, and their age and general level of health. Frequently keeping the head and legs elevated, and also wearing a compression garment can help to provide increased mobility.

It is vital for us at botonics that people having any kind of cosmetic surgery are aware of any potential side-effects that may occur.

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