Side Effects of Liposuction By Hadi Rassael on July 26, 2013

A good diet and regular exercise can go a long way toward helping you look your very best, but sometimes a little bit of stubborn fat may stick around. Try as you might, you may not be able to get rid of this last bit of fat. If this sounds familiar, you know just how frustrating it can be, and it's something that many people struggle with.

Thankfully, you can undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure in order to reduce far in targeted areas: liposuction.

About Liposuction

Liposuction is an aesthetic fat reduction surgery. During the surgery, the surgeon will use an instrument known as a cannula to remove fat from specific areas of the body. Liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body as needed in order to achieve the desired fat reduction results.

We should stress two things:

  • Liposuction is not intended as a weight loss method but only for aesthetic fat reduction
  • Liposuction is a surgery and like all surgeries it will involve some side effects as patients heal

During your consultation process, we will be sure to go over all of the side effects that you will face following surgery. Here are some of the basics right now.

Common Side Effects After Liposuction

Some of the most common side effects after liposuction are as follows:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Discomfort/soreness
  • Grogginess
  • Fluid drainage from incision sites

How Common Are These Side Effects

The above side effects are generally common and a part of the healing process. These are not to be confused with serious complications while patients are healing, such as blood clots, infections, and post-surgical bleeding.

Eliminating or Reducing Chances of Side Effects

Before you undergo your liposuction, the team at our cosmetic surgery center will be sure to offer you detailed post-operative instructions. By following these instructions to the letter, you will be able to improve your overall healing experience and reduce/mitigate the overall severity of your side effects.

For cases of discomfort and soreness, a lot of these matters can be addressed through using recommended pain medications. Swelling will ease with time, but can be addressed with cold compresses at your surgeon's discretion and based on your post-op instructions.

Note the Importance of Pre-Operative Instructions

In a lot of ways, pre-operative instructions are just as important as post-op ones. These instructions will help you get ready and get situated for surgery, preparing your body for the healing process and allowing you to get affairs in order before the surgery even starts. It's pre-planning, and it pays to pre-plan properly.

Keep in Touch with Your Surgeon

During your healing process, you may have questions or urgent concerns. Be sure to stay in touch with your surgeon so that you can get the care that you need when it is most needed.

Find Out if Liposuction is Right for You

For more information about liposuction and how it can be of benefit to you, be sure to contact our Chevy Chase, MD cosmetic cosmetic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best decisions about body sculpting possible.

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