Even with skilled doctors, there is still room for mistakes that could potentially be hazardous to your health. The most common complications are:
Serious infections are rare after liposuction because most doctors prescribe antibiotics as a precaution for their patients. In rare cases, necrotizing fasciitis is the name of the lethal bacteria. This bacteria causing infection eats body tissue spreading until your life is at risk.
2. Fluid Imbalances
During the procedure, your doctor might inject you with a large amount of fluid inside your system. Sad to say, this can cause fluid imbalances that result in kidney malfunction, cardiac problems and excess fluid in the lungs.
Some people tend to suffer adverse reactions to anesthesia. You need to discuss your allergies or history with your doctor so he can assess whether it is safe enough to proceed with the operation.
This term refers to a medical condition which involves the obstruction or occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus. An embolus is defined as material that has not dissolved and is carried by the blood.
5. Nerve damage
This is a condition wherein you feel needle-like pains in certain areas of your body such as the face, stomach, etc. This condition is called neuralgia.
6. Emotional and sexual changes
Some reports indicate various incidents of post-liposuction depression. This condition is similar to postpartum depression. Patients might feel extreme forms of sadness that may lead to suicidal tendencies. This situation will not last for a long time but it is still advisable to address it with your physician.
Possible Side Effects of Liposuction
After undergoing liposuction, there are some inevitable side effects that a patient might feel. Here are some of them:
Some people can experience wrinkling in their skin after liposuction especially if your skin elasticity is vulnerable to stretch marks and other skin dimpling. Skin wrinkling can be minimized through operative massage. For this reason, it is recommended that you discuss these wrinkling episodes with your cosmetic surgeon before undergoing the procedure.
2. Swelling and Bruising
After liposuction, especially in the abdominal area, one might experience some swelling and bruising due to the downward pull of the fluids injected inside the body. This condition can be relieved through massage and compression.
3. Pain and Discomfort
This is another common side effect after the surgery. The feeling is simply similar to the soreness you feel after a rigorous workout. But after two weeks of medication, the pain disappears.
4. Muscle spasms
Muscle spasms are common and will quickly disappear after the surgery. It is common to experience muscle spasms in the area of your liposuction. This should disappear fairly quickly after your surgery.
5. Sensation Changes
A person may feel high or low skin sensations after the operation. This can also lead to numbness and other skin irregularities. A regular skin massage should be done to lessen this feeling of discomfort.