major surgery, liposuction has many risks and complications
associated with it that should be taken into consideration. The most
complications occur due to too much or too little fat being removed,
too much anesthesia, or excessive trauma due to many surgeries or
areas on which liposuction is performed at one time. Many
complications are preventable if the patient is well educated on the
procedure and takes the time to find a qualified, experienced
surgeon. Some common complications include:
In other cases severe and life threatening complications can occur
due to patient reaction, surgical error, or improperly sterilized
instruments. Some of these include blood clots, damage to internal
organs, hypothermia, severe blood loss, infection, heart failure,
nerve or brain damage and seizures.
Am I A Candidate?
A candidate for liposuction should be at least 18 and should
understand and accept surgical risks. Patients are usually of a
normal or average body weight, but have pockets or areas of fat that
they wish to have removed.
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