What are the main risks and complications of liposuction surgery?
Liposuction is normally safe as long as your health is good, the operating theatre is properly equipped and your surgeon has adequate training and experience. Your botonics surgeons have the advanced surgical skills essential for the safe removal of large amounts of fat. Ask your surgeon about previous successes he has had using the procedure you are contemplating. More extensive liposuction procedures also require particularly attentive after-care, so your botonics surgeon and client coordinator will monitor your condition closely after the operation.
Keep in mind, however, that, even with an excellent surgeon and a state-of-the art operating theatre, there are no guarantees. Though rare, complications can and do occur. Risks increase if a number of areas are treated at the same time, or if the site of the operation is large and the procedures relatively long.
Factors such as these can combine to increase the possibility of: infection; extended healing times; the formation of fat clots or blood clots which may migrate to the lungs and even cause death; excessive fluid loss which can lead to shock; excess fluid accumulation that must be drained; friction burns or other damage to the skin or nerves; perforation injuries to vital organs; or unfavourable drug reactions.
Scars from liposuction are small and your botonics surgeon will place them where they will not attract attention. However, imperfections in final appearance are not uncommon – the skin surface may be irregular, asymmetric or even a little ‘baggy’, especially in older patients. Numbness and pigmentation changes can occur. Sometimes, additional surgery may be recommended.