Liposuction is a technique used to remove and sculpt areas where unwanted fatty deposits exist that cannot be addressed through the use of diet or exercise alone. Many patients choose liposuction to give a more even shape and contour to their body by removing the stubborn areas of fat through suction, typically around the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips and arms.
It is important to understand that Liposuction is not a technique used for weight loss and that patients should be within a healthy BMI before electing to undergo surgery.
Risks & Complications
Liposuction is a low risk procedure, however as with any surgical procedures there are associated risks which should be considered prior to surgery.
Common side effects can include bruising, swelling and numbness which will usually subside as the area(s) begin to heal. Patients can complain of skin irritation from the incision site and unevenness, which should reduce in the short term.
There are more uncommon complications associated with Liposuction such as infection, haematoma, delayed healing, skin necrosis and excessive fluid loss. In rare cases patients can experience rippling of the skin which may require further correctional treatment. General Anaesthesia carries its own risks, for example, cardiac/respiratory issues and DVT. Our team of nursing staff monitor the progress of patients for signs of these complications very carefully post operatively and patients are given contact information should they need medical assistance once discharged from the hospital.
Once the healing process is complete it is important to maintain a healthy weight through a stable diet and exercise plan following surgery to maintain the results.