Danger of liposuction and its consequence on Post Operative Care
of risk is always associated with any type of surgeries and liposuction
procedure is no exception. However, the risks involved in any liposuction
are comparatively less than the risks in any other cosmetic surgeries.
In any liposuction procedure body invasion is very minimal when compared
to other of cosmetic surgery.
There are a few numbers of dangers associated with liposuction. However, the risks that one may encounter during the actual process of liposuction are very less and the danger or risks after the procedure may crop up mainly due to poor post-operative care.
Any ignorance about the after effects of liposuction or failure in strictly following post-operative care may result in secondary infection, scar development, pain, etc. However, the danger of liposuction can be broadly classified as:
1. Trauma or Shock
will react to the extraction of fat and if the extracted fat is more than
the threshold level, then your body will experience a shock that may lead
to many other related complications. As such situation is very dangerous
one should opt for liposuction procedure over many sittings and not in
2. Development of Scars -
procedure not carried out by experienced surgeons or not adhering to certain
precautions may leave ugly scars over the place where liposuction was
performed. Hence, it is always preferable to engage an experienced surgeon
or dermatologist for carrying out the procedure.
3. Onset of allergy to Lidocaine -
much scientific advancement, it is a pity that doctors could not ascertain
the safe level of use of lidocaine in the liposuction procedures. One
particular prescribed dosage considered appropriate for a person may not
be appropriate to other person or may not appropriate for the same person
in an another situation. Presence of large amounts of lidocaine in blood
may lead to furious allergies and if any counteractive measures are not
applied immediately the situation may even prove to be fatal.
4. Damage to other internal Organs -
always a possibility of puncturing some of the vital organs that lie closely
to the area of liposuction if the procedure is handled by inexperienced
doctors. As any injury to the organ is potentially dangerous, it is always
suggested to go for a known and experienced surgeon, especially if the
fat that has to be removed is large.
5. Clotting of Blood -
common danger of liposuction is occurrence of blood clots. When the liposuction
procedure has to be performed for an extended period of time, then the
oozing blood may get collected in place and result in blood clots. To
avoid such complication of blood clotting, it is better to get the procedure
done over many sittings rather than getting it done in one go.
6. Hemodilution -
danger of liposuction that one could experience is the hemodilution and
such condition may be a result of too much of anesthesia administration.
Despite its rarity, there are instances of hemodilution and the best way
to avoid such problem is to engage an well-experienced surgeon who has
many successful liposuction procedure records to his credit.