Liposuction Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Liposuction:
Body fat removal
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have liposuction, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Nerve damage
- Blood clots
- Allergic reaction
- Darkening of the skin
- Irregular appearance of the area
- Firm scarring under the skin
- Fluid build up under the skin
Liposuction results are not the same for everyone. Some factors that may affect results include:
- Age-Older patients may not see the same results as younger patients, because their skin is less elastic.
- Experience of the doctor-Doctors with more experience tend to have fewer problems.
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Severe heart or lung disease
- Taking certain medicines
- Poor blood circulation
- Recent surgery in the area to be suctioned
- Prior liposuction in the area to be suctioned
- Having a large area suctioned or large amounts of fat removed
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.