If you’re considering undergoing any type of cosmetic procedure, you owe it to yourself to learn everything that you can, so that you make an informed choice about your health and appearance. Liposuction is a surgical procedure for the removal of fat pockets that are often used for different parts of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, neck, and hips.
Most people undergoing liposuction procedures are looking to rid themselves of stubborn fat that simply won’t budge, regardless of changes to their diet and exercise routine. For these people, liposuction can effectively remove fat deposits and help them achieve enhanced contours.
Is Liposuction Safe?
For the vast majority of patients, liposuction is extremely safe. This very popular procedure has been performed for decades now, and complications both during the procedure and recovery are uncommon.
One thing that makes liposuction so safe is that the procedure does not normally take very long, making the chances of complications fairly low. Naturally, there are risks with any type of procedure. In the case of liposuction, they include blood clots, blood loss, and infection. There is also a risk of developing an allergic response to the anesthesia during the procedure.
Although you should take the possibility of complications seriously, it’s important to understand that they are very rare. It is still worth learning about them before booking your appointment, to set your mind at ease.
How Can I Lower The Risks Associated With My Liposuction Procedure?
To begin, you need to meet with your surgeon to determine if you make a good candidate for liposuction. They will go over the types of qualities that an ideal candidate should have. You may be a good liposuction candidate if you:
- Are you over the age of 18
- Are you within 30% of your ideal weight
- Have skin that is firm and elastic
- Have good muscle tone
- Are you not a smoker
- Are in good overall health without any serious medical problems
Certain health problems can raise your risk of developing liposuction complications. It is not safe to undergo a liposuction procedure if you have heart disease, diabetes, a weakened immune system, or blood circulation problems.
Another way to lower the risk associated with liposuction is to carefully follow all of the pre-procedure surgical instructions that you receive from your surgeon. For example, you may be asked to stop taking certain medications before your surgery.
It’s also important to carefully follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions. This will allow you to heal more quickly from your surgery and lower the risk of developing complications while you are recovering.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you still have questions about any aspect of the liposuction procedure, feel free to contact Queen City Plastic Surgery of Charlotte today. We would love to schedule a consultation with you to go over your treatment options and answer any questions that you may have.