Liposuction Side Effects

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes the excess fat from several different sites on the human body. The areas that require liposuction may span from abdomen, thigh, to face, hand, buttock etc. 

Advantages of Liposuction 

There are of course some gains in terms of physical and mental. The most important of it all include:

  • You can obtain the exact look that you want, within the parameters of the technology and your body type. 

  • Most people get the body curves they've always craved for. 

  • The weight loss also enables them to slip into more clothes. 

  • It is an incredible boost to your self-esteem and satisfaction. 

  • It will make you look better and firmer than you did before and people won't be able to ignore it. 

  • Your social life also improves drastically, and your sex life will probably get a boost. 

  • It comes as part and parcel with greater self-confidence.

Disadvantages of Liposuction 

In addition to benefits every surgery has its own share of disadvantages also. In liposuction some most common disadvantages could be:

  • Swelling, soreness, bruises, and numbness in and surrounding the treated areas may be witnessed for a short period.

  • Irritation and some scarring around the incision locations where the cannulas were placed.

  • Rippling or bulging skin. The skin will generally get firmness and retract after a few months. But in some cases the skin may remain loose.

  • Permanent change in the color of the skin. 

  • Harm to the nerves and skin can be witnessed. 

  • The heat produced during ultrasonic or laser liposuction may harm the skin or damage the tissue beneath the skin.

Side Effects of Liposuction

Nonetheless death is rare with liposuction, but it can happen. In case of large amount of fat is removed or if the patient have health problems, the risk of death shoots up. Possible complications may include:

  • Excessive fluid and blood, leading to trauma. But this is very rare.

  • Fat clots or blood clots, which may reach the lungs and become fetal.

  • Fluid may accumulate in the lungs (pulmonary edema). This generally occurs when a large part of fluid is injected into the body.

  • Infection is the most general side effects of liposuction. In these cases, antibiotics may be administered before or post liposuction to inhibit infection.

  • Toxic reaction may occur to the injected solution.

  • A puncture into the cavity holding the abdominal organs or harm to an organ like the spleen.


Liposuction must not be performed in people suffering with heart disorders, blood-clotting disorders or during pregnancy.