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Liposuction Complications Are Possible

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The risks or complications that are possible in surgery are always going to be present no matter what kind of procedure is done. In the case of liposuction complications, they are rare, but there is always the chance. This is why you always want to discuss them with your doctor before having surgery. While you can opt for a new liposuction technique that will reduce the chances of complications coming about, you do have to determine which is best for you. There are some minimally invasive and non-invasive methods that are out there, such as Vaser liposuction. It is considered a great deal safer than traditional techniques. Some Vaser liposuction complications can include deep tissue injury due to the overuse of the ultrasonic energy that is used to carry out the procedure. More serious complications include blood clots that can lead to a pulmonary embolism.

Studies have revealed what liposuction complications can come about. They mainly come about if there are unknown underlying conditions or other issues present. However, a 2001 study of over 94,000 lipoplasty patients showed that there was a less than 1% chance that deadly complications could come about. Because the procedure is carried out by ultrasound, burns to the skin did occur in rare cases, as well as deep vein thrombophlebitis. Skin slough is another side effect. Surgical shock is another issue, as well as the rare incidence that the cannula penetrates the abdomen. These are just some of the complications, but they are rare.

You do need to be informed of any complications that may come about. There are those freak incidents that do happen. For instance, a patient had to be hospitalized for a long period of time due to what is called extensive debridement. This patient required 22% of the body to be skin grated to improve the condition. Keep in mind, however, that any surgical procedure has the potential of severe issues. It does not matter if the procedure is carried out within a hospital or a clinic.

While the procedures rarely manifest severe complications, liposuction complications always have to be taken into consideration and discussed. This can help you make the right decision regarding what to do about those body fats you have a difficult time removing through diet and exercises. You don’t want to hesitate talking about the liposuction risks with your surgeon. This is not an insult to their trade, but a viable question. You will be informed of all risks, whether you’re having one procedure performed or more than one.