Is Liposuction Safe?

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For many otherwise-healthy patients with stubborn fat deposits they can’t eliminate through diet and exercise, liposuction is an intriguing option. But they have questions, the simplest and most understandable of which is: is liposuction safe? Every surgery carries risk, and you might well wonder how a procedure in which fat is removed from your body can really be safe. Dr. Bottger will walk you through the procedure and completely explain the risks, but a few observations might prove helpful to you in your decision-making process. Any time you undergo a surgical procedure, there will be certain inherent risks. But as a general rule, liposuction is a common, exceptionally safe procedure, especially when performed by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. In addition, Dr. Bottger will carefully evaluate you during your consultation to ensure you are an ideal candidate for liposuction. This will further reduce the risks associated with your procedure. Liposuction, like all surgeries, carries with it certain general risks. The doctor will make several small, inconspicuous incisions, and there is always the chance that those incisions will fail to heal properly. There is also a potential for infection during a liposuction procedure. While exceptionally rare, more serious complications have occurred during or after a liposuction procedure. Those include:

  • Excessive blood and fluid loss
  • Blood/fat clots
  • Toxic reaction to the solution used in liposuction

However, it’s important to understand that liposuction is a safe procedure, and working with a highly skilled board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Bottger can minimize the risks for complications. To learn more about the liposuction procedure, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial consultation at our Philadelphia plastic surgery office.

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