Liposuction's 3 Top Risk Factors

There is much to say about what can be dangerous about a cosmetic procedure such as liposuction. Any elective surgery is risky, since it is not absolutely critical to your health, but still poses many of the same risks as emergency surgery. After all, it is still a very invasive approach to weight loss, and there are many alternatives that are not only safer, but much cheaper as well.

The first-and most important-risk involved is health related. Like any surgery, the normal risk factors include complications from surgery, like infection, swelling, inflammation, allergic/abnormal reactions to tools or implements used, reaction to medications, and more. Bruising, tenderness, and swelling are very common, and can cause fever, nausea, and similar side effects. This is especially true for the first few weeks after surgery. For many people, there are side effects, but for some, they can be severe.

Can liposuction really be deadly?Can liposuction really be deadly?

Next, potential liposuction patients should consider the fact that the final product may not be exactly what they wanted. Even very skilled plastic surgeons are still human, and, as such, are prone to having slight errors or flaws in their work. The end result could mean disproportionate fat loss, uneven shaping, and similar negative appearance-affecting products. However, you should keep in mind that you will normally get what you pay for, and, the more experience the surgeon offers, the better the result will likely turn out.

Finally, death is a very real scenario during surgery. There are several factors that can cause a fatality even during an elective cosmetic surgery that seems minor to an outsider. These include, but are definitely not limited to:

Severe allergic reaction

  • Infection
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Prior medical history complications
  • Post-operative problems

With these potentially life-threatening problems in mind, it is important to weigh all of your options before deciding to undergo liposuction or avoid liposuction. After all, there are so many substitutes that work just as well without the need for invasive techniques or painful recovery time. For most, surgery just isn't really a necessity.

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