What are the side effects with liposuction?

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What are the side effects with liposuction?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift…

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Liposuction - side effects explained

  • Thank you for your question about your liposuction.
  • There are side effects and complications, let me explain both.
  • The chief side effect of liposuction is that the fat returns to new areas afterwards unless you lose weight.
  • Surgical complications include major or minor bleeding, infection, nerve damage, poor scarring, poor healing, a disappointing result and the need for additional surgery.
  • Of these, the most common complication is a need for a minor touch up afterwards
  • These can usually be done in the office.

    Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
    Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Side Effects With Liposuction

A board certified plastic surgeon who has performed hundreds of liposuctions, side effects of swelling, bruising, and lumpiness are noted but may take weeks or months to go away.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Locations

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Side Effects of Liposuction

When liposuction is performed by a board certified cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon, side effects will be minimal and can include swelling, bruising, and lumpiness. It takes weeks to see the results from liposuction and swelling can last for months. I suggest consulting with a VASER Hi definition contouring specialist for an in person evaluation. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposuction Side Effects

When liposuction is done by an exert with significant experience, there are minimal "side effects" or, in other words, risks or possible complications. When done by someone else, the chance of a problem significantly increases. The possible risks and complications include lumpiness, irregularity, dimpling, poor cosmetic result, fluid or blood collections, infection, burns and even death. Make sure you choose a board certified plastic surgeon who has been doing liposuction for an extended time. When you do, you have a great chance of having an uneventful recovery and be back to most activities in 24-48 hours. (See PlasticSurgeryToday.com/body-contouring-liposuction-highlands-north-carolina/liposuction/)

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Highlands Plastic Surgeon
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