All plastic surgery procedures come with a certain degree of risk. It is recommended for patients to learn about the different types of liposuction techniques and approaches. They should also discuss their choices and needs with the surgeon. You can minimize potential risks and side effects by following the cosmetic surgeon’s care instructions.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides liposuction to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Potential Risks Involved in Liposuction
Complications can arise in rare occasions during or after any cosmetic surgery procedure. This includes liposuction as well. Following risks are associated with the procedure:
- Prolonged recovery period
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia and medicines
- Blood or fat clots since they can travel to the lungs and cause death
- Excess loss of fluid can cause shock and death in some cases
- Numb skin
- Fluid accumulation
- Injury to nerves and skin
- Changes in skin pigmentation
- Injury to vital organs
Serious Complications Involved in Liposuction
Liposuction surgery rarely ever results in serious complications, provided it is performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. These rare complications must be considered by patients before they decide to go ahead with the liposuction surgery. These are a few complications arising from this body contouring and fat reduction procedure:
- Cardiac arrest
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Excessive bleeding
- Internal blood clots
- Allergic reactions to drugs
- Brain damage
- Serious medication interactions
- Permanent nerve damage
Excessive Liposuction is Risky
A common risk of liposuction is removing excessive fat amounts from treated areas in a single session or undertaking immoderate liposuction in a single session. Loose skin, dents, and lumps can be caused by excessive liposuction. Side effects and anesthesia overexposure can be prevented if patients space apart their multiple liposuction procedures.
Minimizing Risks for Serious Complications
You should share your entire medical history with your cosmetic surgeon if you want to minimize the risk for any serious complications. You should also disclose all medications and supplements that you are currently taking. This includes all prescription and non-prescription drugs. This information is required by the surgeon to determine whether you are a suitable candidate or not.
You should follow the cosmetic surgeon’s care guidelines effectively to improve the outcome if liposuction procedure. Following care instructions helps in minimizing post-procedure risk as well. The surgeon will ask you to quit smoking for a few weeks before and after the surgery. There are several other non-invasive fat loss treatments for patients that are not ideal candidates for the treatment or those that prefer other techniques.
Temporary Side Effects of Liposuction
There are several common side effects caused by liposuction surgery. These side effects don’t last for more than a week after the procedure and tend to resolve on their own. Liposuction cosmetic surgery results in a considerable amount of swelling. The technique or approach used will determine the extent of inflammation.
You should inform your surgeon about increase in the level of swelling during post-operative consultations. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for liposuction.
Schedule a Consultation with Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Solomon
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.
Serving patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.