Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat from which it seems that it can not be undone with diet and exercise. Liposuction is also known as “lipo”, thinning and remodeling areas of the body eliminating excess fat and improving body contours.

A plastic or dermatological surgeon usually performs the procedure on your hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, back, arms or face to improve its shape. But liposuction can also be done with other plastic surgeries, such as facelifts, breast reduction, and tummy tucks.

As with any major surgery, liposuction carries risks, such as bleeding and a reaction to anesthesia. The possible specific complications of liposuction include:

Liposuction Risks

Irregularities in the contour:

Your skin may appear irregular, wavy or withered due to uneven removal of fat, poor skin elasticity, and unusual healing. These changes can be permanent. Damage under the skin of the thin tube (cannula) used during liposuction can give the skin a permanently stained appearance.

Fluid accumulation:

Temporary fluid sacs (seromas) can form under the skin. This fluid may need to be drained with a needle.


You may feel temporary or permanent numbness in the affected area. Temporary irritation of the nerves is also possible.


Skin infections are rare but possible. Severe skin infection can be life-threatening.

Internal Puncture:

Rarely, a cannula that enters too deeply can pierce an internal organ. This may require emergency surgical repair.

Fat embolism:

The pieces of fat released can be detached and become trapped in a blood vessel and accumulate in the lungs or travel to the brain. A fat embolism is a medical emergency.

Kidney and heart problems:

Changes in fluid levels as fluid is injected and suctioned can cause life-threatening kidney, heart and lung problems.

Lidocaine toxicity:

Lidocaine is an anesthetic that is often administered with fluids injected during liposuction to help control pain. Although it is generally safe, in rare circumstances, lidocaine toxicity can occur, causing serious problems of the heart and central nervous system.

The risk of complications increases if the surgeon is working on larger areas of your body or performing multiple procedures during the same operation. Talk with your surgeon about how these risks apply to you.

Liposuction is usually done for cosmetic purposes, but it is sometimes used to treat specific conditions like:


A chronic or prolonged condition in which excess fluid known as lymph builds up in the tissues and causes edema or inflammation. Edema commonly occurs in the arms or legs. Liposuction is sometimes used to reduce swelling, discomfort, and pain.


Sometimes fat accumulates under the breasts of a man.

Lipodystrophy syndrome:

Fat stores in one part of the body and is lost in another. Liposuction can improve the patient’s appearance by providing a more natural distribution of body fat.

Extreme weight loss after obesity:

A person with morbid obesity who loses 40 percent of their BMI may need treatment to remove excess skin and other abnormalities.


These are benign, fatty tumors.

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