What are the risks of Liposuction
Liposuction has some risks like every other surgical and non-surgical procedure. Find out what are the risks of liposuction before opting for the process.
It is believed that liposuction or removal of fat by surgery is for the desperate. It is said that if a person cannot lose weight in any other way, only liposuction will help him. In reality, liposuction is recommended only in specific cases, on the one hand, this procedure solves much narrower issues than total weight loss and getting rid of fat, on the other hand, it allows you to say goodbye to fat deposits where no other methods work. But, like any further surgical intervention, liposuction is fraught with the possibility of complications, discomfort, and disappointment.
Who is the ideal candidate for liposuction?
A person of average weight, who has pronounced fat depots or specific zones of fat accumulation, who does not want to leave these zones in any way, despite diet and fitness. Most often, such fat depots are located on the thighs, abdomen, under the knees.
Liposuction is especially good for removing fat from areas that bring a distinct disharmony to the silhouette; a typical case is fat on the sides in the form of a prominent roller around the waist. As a rule, nothing takes such fat: even when a person is of average weight and has been trying for years to corrode fat cells with the help of massage and fitness, nothing comes out. In this case, liposuction is wholly justified and gives an excellent effect.
Conversely, if you remove fat from, for example, overly massive thighs, as if wrapped in fat, the effect may not be very noticeable, and it could be achieved with conventional means. Make your liposuction decision mindfully!
Types of Liposuction
There are invasive and non-invasive liposuction.
In the case of invasive liposuction, fat is removed using a device consisting of a thin tube with rounded edges and a vacuum mechanism. Under anesthesia, the tube is inserted under the skin and the fat is sucked into the reservoir of the device. A particular solution is often introduced into the area of the treated area, which contributes to a less traumatic and more effective fat removal Surgery.
In non-invasive liposuction, subcutaneous fat is treated remotely using ultrasound, laser or chemicals; after that, the affected fat cells are excreted by the body on its own.
Popular areas for liposuction:
Belly: Fat is removed from the anterior abdominal wall or the sides at the waist level and slightly below.
Hips: Fat is removed from either the inner or outer thighs.
Back: Fat rolls on the back, as well as fatty build-ups in the collar area.
Shoulder: The fat is removed from the inner surface of the shoulder.
Chin: Under the knee and other less common causes of liposuction.
Risks of liposuction
Contour anomalies: The skin after liposuction may appear bumpy, curvy or skinny due to uneven fat removal, poor skin elasticity and uneven healing. These changes may be permanent. Damage beneath the skin from the cannula used during liposuction may give the skin a permanently speckled appearance.
Fluid accumulation: Blood in the liposuction area can gather in the days following surgery and often resolve independently. Extensive hematomas and seromas require drainage, that is, the removal of fluid.
Numbness: In some cases, the skin in the liposuction area loses sensitivity or hypersensitivity is observed. Numbness, a feeling of foreign skin, may also be felt. As a rule, these sensations are temporary. In the worst case, you may feel pain every time you touch this area of skin.
Operational complications: Liposuction is an operation that carries all the general operational risks, such as problems with anaesthesia and infection and scarring of tissues. The doctor should tell you about all possible operational complications before the procedure.
Fat embolism: The problem is with the smallest vessels, which may be clogged with fat cells trapped in the circulatory system.
Kidney and heart problems: changes in fluid levels as fluids are being injected and taken out can cause life-threatening kidney, heart and lung problems.