Side Effects Of Liposuction

Liposuction may just look like a magical treatment for difficult cellulite. Despite of all this, there are some severe complications or risks tied along with this type of cosmetic surgery. Though liposuction is not mainly regarded as a serious surgery, but it causes huge range of side effects and disruption on the systems of your body.

Liposuction is a major success in today’s market, where some people can do anything to regain their perfect shape. Liposuction is also an ordinary and safe surgical procedure, but still like other surgical procedure, it also has some unwanted side effects.

For making right decisions, whether you would like to undergo this type of surgery, you should first consider the side effects of this treatment and discuss it with your doctor. Maximum people focus only on the cost of liposuction before their operation.

They should understand that there is something, which is more essential than the cost, and it is the negative effects which occur after the surgery.

What Is Liposuction?

Many people understand what liposuction is, but still there are few people who are not much aware or confused about it. It is even known as lipo, lipoplasty, or liposculpture suction lipectomy.

It is a cosmetic surgery which eliminates fat from different parts of the body. Body parts that are mainly treated are abdomen, buttocks, neck, thighs, arms back and many others.

Liposuction improves the shape of your body by removal and intrusion of subcutaneous fat, by the use of metal cannula attached through tube to a vacuum device. It sucks all fat from your body parts. It is more suitable for fat that gets deposited in the problematic parts of the body and diet and exercise does not help.

Different Techniques

Your body fat can be removed by using laser, vibration, radio frequency energy or ultrasound. Liposuction is been performed with general or local anesthesia or by tumescent technique. This treatment in small areas can be performed by local anesthesia, which means the treated part is filled up with a local anesthetic solution. Tumescent technique makes use of a local anesthetic diluted solution.

The anesthetic is been absorbed by the tissue along with the contracted vessels slowly to your blood circulation and the limits of an anesthetic contained in your blood is not exceeded. Another advantage is that because of the slow absorption the anesthetic operates for long term in the targeted body part.

General anesthesia makes the patient sleeps during the procedure as well as all pain is removed.  The pain is just controlled during the whole procedure, and when the surgery is over pain killers is administered. The selection of analgesic depends on the procedure scope.

It is essential that for 6 hours, patient should not eat, smoke or drink before the general anesthesia. There are different equipment and tools used for performing liposuction.

Major Side Effects

Liposuction is safe surgical procedure, but like other surgical procedure, they also include some unwanted, normally temporary negative effects. To make a right decision whether to go through the surgery, you should be well aware of the side effects of this surgery, and discuss it with your home doctor.

Bruising is one of the side effects, which you may experience and this fades away within two to four weeks.  Its occurrence varies from one person to another. Bruising is not a serious problem, so you don’t have to worry a lot about it. Another liposuction negative effect, which most of the people face is dimpling.

After liposuction, lots of people notice skin dimpling due to the removal of fat from that body part. When fat is removed in large amounts, your skin may have lumpy and ugly appearance. For this you should consult your doctor.

You may experience inflammation or thrombophlebitis on your veins. This happens when the liposuction surgery is been performed on the upper thigh area.  This gets settled down within few weeks only.

Other Side Effects

There are some other side effects of liposuction as well that you should know. Scars are another side effect that you may experience, but it vanishes slowly within few weeks only. You may face some discomfort, which is coupled along with provisional numbness on the surgically treated areas.

Swelling on the treated areas is normal and it also gets settled down within few months only. After the surgery you may even experience swollen ankles. Also consult your doctor for right medications to reduce swelling. So these are some of the side effects that you may notice after liposuction.

These side effects are not permanent, within few weeks only they will vanish.  Most of the people are also going for laser liposuction, just like the other ways of treatments; it is also risk free and painless. Still there are some risks involved with this procedure.

Laser liposuction can burn patient’s skin, and this might happen with the excess heat which comes from the laser. This can be avoided if the surgery is performed in proper manner by experienced experts.

Another risk is you may suffer from serious skin loss, due to the excess use of laser close to your outside skin. This can be avoided with the use of appropriate laser techniques. Some other risks are infections, bleeding and many more.

Consult Your Doctor

After you come to know about the side effects of liposuction, you should first consult your doctor. The side effects of this procedure are only temporary, but if you want to take some medicine, then use those medicines which are prescribed by your doctor. Doing proper research before undergoing surgery helps you in avoiding its side effects. You won’t panic also, because you are already aware of its side effects.

Stay in touch with your doctor for handling the side effects that you will experience after surgery. After 1 week of the surgery you will notice some difference in the body shape.

However, there will be more improvement after 4 to 6 weeks, when swelling has been subsided. With so many side effects, still people opt for liposuction, because they know that these side effects are not permanent.