What risks are there, what complications can occur?
Although liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic plastic surgery procedure worldwide, and the majority of these operations are successful, there are risks and limitations to the procedure, as with any surgery.
After surgery, some patients experience dimpling, lumpiness, numbness, scarring, discoloration, or sagging skin in the treated area.
More serious complications include blood clots, infection, excessive fluid loss leading to shock, and fluid build-up in the lungs. A combination of the following factors is associated with an increased risk of serious complications:
- The removal of large amounts of fat
- More than one procedure being performed at the same time
- The use of general anesthesia
In order to minimize these risks, it is important that you follow all of Dr. Kremer's instructions, both before and after surgery.