What Are the Major Side Effects of a Liposuction Procedure?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses suction to extract from specific body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, hip, and buttocks.
Liposuction is also marketed as lipoplasty and body contouring. It's important to note that liposuction is an overall weight-loss technique; it's solely designed to contour areas of the body by removing pockets of fat that have been resistant to exercise and diet.
Where Is Liposuction Usually Performed?
Liposuction is used to remove fat deposits from body parts such as the following:
- Upper arms
- Calves and ankles
- Chest and back
- Hips and thighs
- Chin and neck
Liposuction can sometimes be used as a procedure for breast reduction or gynecomastia.
What You Should Know About Fat
One notable myth related to fat within our bodies is when we gain or lose weight, we don't augment or decrease the number of fat cells within our body.
What happens is that our fat cells expand or shrink. Contrastingly, liposuction reduces the number of fat cells within a specific area. That being said, it's important to note that if you get liposuction, your results will only be permanent if you maintain your weight.
If you gain or lose weight, the remaining fat cells can continue to expand or shrink. After the treatment, the skin will mold to the new contours of the treated area; therefore, if you have a decent skin elasticity, your results will appear smooth.
If you have thin skin and poor elasticity, the areas will appear loose after treatment. That's because liposuction is a procedure solely designed to treat excess fat and will do nothing to curb your loose skin.
What Are The Risks Of Liposuction?
The side effects of liposuction are similar to any other invasive surgery, such as bleeding and an unwanted reaction to anesthesia.
Other complications related to liposuction can include:
- Contour irregularities: skin may appear filled with bumps and lumps caused by uneven fat removal or poor skin elasticity.
- Fluid accumulation: pockets of fluid (seromas) can form under the skin. The fluid may have to be drained via a needle.
- Numbness: You can feel temporary numbness in the treated area.
- Fat embolism: This occurs when pieces of loosened fat break away and get trapped within a blood vessel.
Can Poor Results Be Fixed?
If you undergo a liposuction procedure that didn't go out as planned, Elite Body Sculpture Sacramento can assist you by giving you the results you've always wanted. Note that any medical-related issues stemming from a prior procedure should be resolved prior to AirSculpt – our core focus is sculpting away uneven, unbalanced, or other types of undesired aesthetic outcomes.
Liposuction Correction AirSculpt® is an exclusive revision treatment designed to remove fat in a delicate, automated manner without using a scalpel, needle, stitches, or general anesthesia. We can also transfer fat to restore one's desired natural look if needed.
For more information on how we can help Sacramento-area patients, call our Roseville office to learn more and schedule a free consultation.
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