Men and women who wish to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat can benefit from liposuction at our Scottsdale, AZ practice. Before undergoing any surgery, it is important to understand the treatment process and have realistic expectations. As with most cosmetic procedures, liposuction is associated with some post-surgical side effects and potential complications.
Here, Dr. Steven Wiener discusses liposuction side effects and potential risks so patients can know what to anticipate during and after the treatment process.
To remove unwanted fat deposits, small incisions are made in the targeted area. Next, a small cannula, which is connected to a vacuum pump, is inserted through the incisions to suction out fat deposits. Finally, the incisions are closed with stitches. This procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
In some cases, Dr. Wiener may perform tumescent liposuction. This procedure is essentially the same as traditional liposuction. However, a large dose of lidocaine and epinephrine is administered at the beginning of the treatment to “plump up” the fat deposits, making them easier to remove. During a consultation at our practice, Dr. Wiener can determine which type of liposuction is right for you.
Because liposuction is a surgical treatment, there are a few common side effects that commonly occur. These include:
Any type of surgery carries certain risks. Although rare, some risks of liposuction include:
Before undergoing liposuction, Dr. Wiener will talk with you in detail about your health history, current medications, and aesthetic goals. All of these factors will help him determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
If surgery is considered a potential risk, then he will not recommend liposuction. Certain patients may be better suited for alternative treatments.
To maximize your success during recovery, it is important to closely follow all pre- and post-operative instructions, which will be provided by Dr. Wiener. If you smoke, you will need to discontinue tobacco products for at least two weeks prior to your liposuction procedure.
If you are considering body contouring, learn the facts about liposuction side effects. To explore your candidacy for this type of treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wiener. Contact us online or call our office at 480-596-6886.