Are there any side effects to liposuction?

Are there any side effects to liposuction?When you’re considering undergoing any form of cosmetic surgery, including liposuction, you’ll naturally be weighing up the outcomes versus the risks. Some procedures are considered very safe, whereas others carry more risks.

No surgical procedure is 100% risk free, but if you’re thinking about having a liposuction procedure, then here’s some helpful facts about how safe it is.

Facts and figures

Liposuction is a procedure with a long history; it has been performed by surgeons since the mid-1970s. With this amount of shared experience behind our surgeons, it is reassuring to know that techniques and procedures have been developing and getting more sophisticated year after year.

It is so reassuring in fact that last year, in the UK, over 5,500 women and men opted for a liposuction operation, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). This represents a massive 20% increase in uptake versus the previous year which indicates that this type of operation is growing in popularity.

So what are the side effects of liposuction?

  • Swelling
  • Sensitivity around the operation (incision) site
  • Numbness
  • Bruising
  • Fluid retention

Most of these side effects are dependent on the size of the area that you have had the operation within. For example, a small area such as the face or neck would be expected to have less bruising compared with a much larger area such as the abdomen.

Most side effects are also often relatively short term and should heal quickly in the days and weeks after the procedure.

Ask the professionals

If you’re concerned at all with the risks associated with liposuction or any other surgical procedure offered by Mr Alan Park, get in touch to speak to the team here. They will be able to explain fully the pros and cons of each operation so that you can make a fully informed decision about what is right for you.

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