The cosmetic field is an intricate sector which can pose beneficial results if performed correctly.
According to a report carried out by Plastic Surgery.org, there were roughly 265,209 liposuction procedures in America around the year 2019.
Despite the fat loss advantages and improvement in aesthetics, liposuction can pose detrimental effects to your health if done poorly. In today’s article, we discuss the dangers of undergoing lipo.
Bruising is a common symptom that occurs after a liposuction procedure. It can be painful at first, but after two weeks or so, the sensation gradually fades.
However, there are cases where extreme bruising occurs among patients under the prescription of medications like aspirin. Adhere to medicines that aren’t prescribed by your doctor.
2. Anesthesia Risks
During your liposuction procedure, anesthesia is administered to carry out the surgery. However, the application of general anesthesia can cause the following risks:
- Sore Throat – When you are unconscious, a long tube will be pushed down your throat to breathe. After surgery, once the pipe is extracted, you can experience a sore throat.
- Muscle Aches – As you regain consciousness, your muscles will feel heavy and painful due to the medications used to relax them.
- Nausea – Vomiting is a common side effect that is associated with post-surgery.
- Hypothermia – Under the influence of anesthesia, your body experiences different temperature changes as you lie unconscious during liposuction causing chills and shivering. Severe effects can lead to malignant hypothermia, which can be fatal.
Every patient undergoing a liposuction operation is at risk of contracting an infection. Your surgeon should carry out precautions during and after the procedure to mitigate the risk. If not, patients can experience severe side effects, such as staphylococcal abscess, necrotizing fasciitis, and toxic shock syndrome. However, with a qualified doctor, you can prevent further complications from arising.
Swelling is a typical side effect of a successful liposuction procedure. Clients often feel disconcerted after seeing swelling. This is not a sign that the operation failed, but instead, it is a common reaction.
After a few months or so, patients will witness their new-found body results when the swelling subsides.
5. Poor Healing
Delayed wound healing is a common danger associated after lipo, which poses an increased risk of infections. A few things can prevent patients from recuperating well, such as not eating the right foods, alcohol, smoking, and strenuous activity.
The poor performance of the surgery can result in slow-healing wounds. For any medical assistance to poor healing, seek consultation services from qualified practitioners at The Naderi Center.
6. Irritable Skin Sensation or Numbness
As a patient’s skin recovers, they are bound to experience severe itching and skin irritation. Scratching will only increase the chance of swelling and bleeding.
Furthermore, administering local anesthesia dulls the nerves causing one to experience numbness or even paralysis and severe heart arrhythmia if overdosed. While the effects are discomforting, it will usually take two to three weeks for your skin to heal.
7. Fluid Build-Up
Seroma, also known as the fluid build-up, is often associated with surgical procedures, including liposuction. Spots, where the tissue was extracted, tend to fill with fluids known as serum. This swelling can accumulate for weeks on end after the procedure.
Failure to discharge the serum will lead to infections such as fever, rapid heart rate, chills, severe swellings, and discomfort. It is imperative to have your doctor check up on this to mitigate any complications.
8. Contours and Asymmetries to Body Shape
A negative implication linked to liposuction is the appearance of displeasing bumpy skin. Depending on the patient’s BMI, age, and skin elasticity, the way the skin contours can be uneven and irregular.
Liposuction involves the immediate removal of fat at once. Obese patients will have a hard time after liposuction as their skin melds and show extreme stretch marks and weak elasticity. This poses a danger to how well internal organs will sit and can cause severe discomfort and pain.
To eradicate loose skin, one needs to undergo plastic surgery to alleviate this problem. This can end up exposing them to further risks of infections, swelling, and the formation of new wounds/scars.
9. Fat Embolism
Fat embolism is a syndrome correlated to liposuction. When fat tissue in the body experiences extensive damage, it breaks apart and then finds its way into the bloodstream ending up in the brain, lungs, and heart, thus clogging blood vessels.
While the mortality rate of fat embolism is 5 to 15%, it is a severe medical emergency requiring immediate treatment.
10. Thermal Burns from Ultrasound and Laser Lipo
Experiencing a burn-related injury is an extreme complication resulting from ultrasound and laser liposuction. These burns are life scarring and can end up damaging your organs.
Aggressive surgeons tend to increase the risk of injuries during fat extraction, so it is imperative to seek a gentle doctor. Our trained doctors at The Naderi Center can offer suitable tender treatment while guaranteeing your safety.
11. Damage to Abdominal Organs, Muscles, and Nerves
The nerves that reside between the internal oblique, organs, and abdominal muscles are prone to puncture damage during the fat removal process, such as the liver, and kidneys.
This can result in internal bleeding or Deep Vein thrombosis (DVT), a catastrophic condition where blood clots form in the veins, organs, brain, and leg, leading to consequential effects if not treated soon.
When it comes to handling your cosmetic needs with care, a reliable surgeon is well appreciated. Whether you need rhinoplasty, liposuction or a facelift, contact Dr. Shervin Naderi for professional assistance and treatment.