What is Liposuction?

To have a slim figure is the objective of modern women which is considered as the trend and stereotype of “beauty” nowadays. While some are struggling to do restrictive diet and heavy physical exercise, some choose to perform liposuction as a shortcut.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure aiming to create a shapely body by removing fats from certain parts of human body.

How is Liposuction performed?

To do liposuction, the plastic surgeon will insert a tube through tiny incisions made on the skin and sucks out the excess fats from the body. For those who have a stable body weight and are relatively close to their desired weight and wish to get rid of unwanted fats in specific areas, the risk of liposuction would not be as high. However, the danger of liposuction will increase when it is used to treat a large area or several areas.


What are the dangers of Liposuction?

There are some risks when it comes to lose weight through liposuction.

  • Skin effects

Surgical procedure of liposuction will leave you with permanent mark; as the treated skin will appear either bumpy or wavy. If the skin on the treated area has poor elasticity, it will come out as loose, saggy, or withered after surgical procedure. There will be chances for having permanent dark spots due to damage beneath the skin. Although rare, severe skin infections can also occur.

  • Anesthesia reaction

This reaction is rare, but can be life-threatening. Most of the time liposuction is done under local anesthesia; but it is found that some liposuction patients were recorded to develop lidocaine toxicity which causes death.

  • Blood clots

Although rare, blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or the lungs (pulmonary embolism), or fat clots, can occur.

  • Fluid imbalances

During liposuction, fluids are injected and suctioned out causing negative effects on heart and kidneys. This kind of kidney imbalance may lead to shock, which is dangerous. Therefore, it is a big no for those who have heart or kidney problems to perform liposuction.

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