Is Liposuction Dangerous?
- Clinic Arts
- 27 November 2019
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries among all. But still some patients feel that liposuction is dangerous. Liposuction, “decomposes” and “sucks” fat out of the body, through a cannula inserted under the skin. In recent years, the advancement of medicine and surgical equipment has significantly reduced the risks and side effects of liposuction. Before answering if liposuction is dangerous or not it’s important to learn the risks and in what conditions the risks occur…
Minor side effects such as bruising, swelling and numbness are very temporary and will likely resolve in the first weeks after surgery.
Rare side effects of liposuction include; asymmetries, abnormal colouring, rippling, loose skin and thermal burn or heat injury caused by ultrasound (with ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, also known as VASER liposuction). VASER liposuction, which is the technologically most advanced way of doing liposuction. Here, high-frequency ultrasound energy is used for fat destruction, and skin tightening is done as well.
An experienced plastic surgeon will easily take precautions to avoid those effects.
Just like any surgery, liposuction should be carefully considered after weighing its pros and cons. Side effects and complications are a risk for any kind of a procedure, it’s important to discuss your options thoroughly with your surgeon before making a final decision. The advantage here is that due to the new advancements in technology and techniques, liposuction is now the safest it has ever been.