How risky is traditional liposuction?

If you are considering liposuction to get rid of fat from the body, it is natural – and sensible – to consider liposuction risks and liposuction side effects. It is important to make sure you are fully aware of the risks and side effects of liposuction before you commence with any treatment.

Generally speaking, liposuction is usually a safe procedure when carried out by a qualified Surgeon in a fully equipped clinic. However, as with any form of surgery there are some risks and side effects from liposuction.

Liposuction is not suitable for people with severe heart problems, pregnant women or people with blood clotting disorders including thrombophilia.

The level of liposuction risks depends on the type of liposuction treatment that you opt for; traditional liposuction is more aggressive on the body compared to the more modern liposuction procedure of Vaser lipo, and so there are fewer risks involved with Vaser lipo.

Possible liposuction side effects from Vaser lipo include potential bruising and swelling after the treatment, but all patients at EF MEDISPA are provided with a personalised aftercare programme which minimises these liposuction side effects.

Traditional liposuction is performed using a general anaesthetic, which comes with its own risks, as it is a medicine that makes patients completely unconscious so that they are not awake while surgery is taking place. Vaser lipo uses a safer method of sedation called Conscious Sedation, which numbs the area so that the patient doesn’t feel any pain, but allows the patient to stay awake during the procedure. Not only is this form of sedation safer and presents less liposuction risks and side effects, but it also makes recovery time far quicker and patients can leave the clinic straight after their liposuction treatment.*

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