The Potential Pitfalls of Liposuction if You Don’t Use a Plastic Surgeon
Liposuction is the medical term for lipoplasty, or suction-assisted lipectomy. Liposuction is basically a surgical method that removes excess fat from fatty deposits found in the fat compartments between the muscle and the underlying skin. Liposuction uses a tiny stainless steel tube, sometimes called a cannula, to remove fat from a person’s body. The most common areas in which this procedure is done are the abdomen, face, arms, thighs, back, and neck. Liposuction results in many improvements in the patient’s physical appearance, such as a flat and trim stomach, a flatter chest, and a more youthful appearance.
One of the most common complications from liposuction techniques is a blood clot or hemorrhage. Often called a lipoprecipitate a blood clot from a liposuction procedure can cause temporary bruising or swelling. This can occur even if the skin hasn’t been pierced, because some tumescent techniques require that the incision is made through the clothing layer and the fat layer is usually left exposed. A tumescent technique is a very safe procedure that is effective for treating many different types of skin problems. However, if the incision is made through the clothing layer, there is the risk of bleeding from the pierced wound.
A good candidate for liposuction should have a low body mass index and a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction treatments may also be recommended for obese people, smokers, patients with blood clots, or those who have a history of heart disease. Patients should also avoid medications that might interfere with a liposuction procedure, including asthma medications, niacin, and beta blockers. Liposuction does not usually change the total condition of the patient’s body. It just increases the smoothness and contours of the body.
Before a person decides to undergo a liposuction treatment, they should research all of the possible side effects. Some common side effects of liposuction include swelling, bruising, numbness, and pain medication. Liposuction generally requires general anesthesia, which makes it risky for some individuals. For this reason, liposuction is not usually performed on children or young adults. Before consenting to the procedure, a patient should ensure that they can have the surgery and that their health insurance will cover it.
The most common reason for a complication after a liposuction treatment is the occurrence of a “cushioning defect”. Sometimes, excess skin can be removed from areas that are smooth without disturbing the surrounding blood vessels, but in rare cases, a patient may need to have extra skin removed from a smooth area, especially around the surgical area. When additional skin is removed, the amount of fluid that is drained can cause excessive swelling. If additional fluid is not removed, then swelling will occur within the surrounding tissue, as well as in the abdominal region.
Other complications that could occur after a liposuction procedure are bleeding or bruising, allergic reactions to anesthesia, nerve damage, fluid loss, irregularities in the skin contour, spider veins, permanent scars, or excessive bleeding. Because these risks are so uncommon with liposuction, it is always important to select a board-certified plastic surgeon to conduct any type of cosmetic procedure. A qualified and experienced liposuction surgeon will be able to perform the procedure with safety, effectiveness, and minimal risk. Liposuction can enhance the self-esteem and appearance of an individual, making them feel confident about the way that they look. Liposuction can also help an individual eliminate stubborn fat deposits that they have struggled with for years. Liposuction is the safest and most effective treatment for eliminating unwanted fat, providing long-lasting results.
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