Know The Potential Risks Of Liposuction
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By Medlinks

Search on the internet for how to lose weight or how to reduce weight and you will be bombarded with solutions ranging from natural ways to surgical treatments. While natural ways of losing weight are always ideal, it is at times not possible for many reasons. This is when you need thoroughly researched-on medical treatments like liposuction that can give you the initial push.

Liposuction slims and reshapes targeted areas of the body like thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, waist, upper arms, chin and neck, calves, etc. It removes excess “fat” deposits, thereby improving the patient’s body contours and proportions.
But, as with any other thing that’s unnatural, liposuction comes with its own list of potential risks, both temporary and minor adverse effects that should be thought on before you book an appointment.


  • Multiple small punctures are made during liposuction which can cause bacteria to seep in and cause infections.
  • Mostly done on deeper levels of fat, the cannula can damage tissues present beneath the skin. It shows up as a spotted appearance on the skin’s surface.
  • The cannula can also damage internal organs in rare cases, such as the intestines during abdominal liposuction.
  • A touch-up may be required in few cases because of uneven fat removal or skin’s poor elasticity which results in bumpy or withered skin. In few cases, this effect is permanent.
  • Though low-risk, liposuction can also result in thromboembolism (including pulmonary embolism).
  • Cannula’s movement can cause friction burns to skin and nerves, causing injury to the skin or deeper tissues.
  • Too much saline fluid or fluid with high levels of lidocaine may be injected during super-wet or tumescent methods which can result in an overdose. This can lead to tingling and numbness, to respiratory or cardiac arrest.
  • Changes in skin’s sensations may persist. At times skin changes its colour permanently.
  • Patients might observe bruising which usually heals over time but can leave marks behind.
  • Liposuction can also result in deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications.
  • The procedure can leave the skin rippling or loose.
  • As fluids are being injected or suctioned, it can lead to problems in kidney, heart and/or lungs.

The ideal patient for liposuction is a healthy person who is close to the perfect weight but has stubborn fat deposits that are not responding to exercise. Any good cosmetic surgeon will list down the pros and cons prior to your treatment. Choose reputed clinics like MedLinks that have been doing liposuction in Delhi for a long time now. While liposuction cost can burn a hole in your pocket, your health should be above all at any given day.

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