Liposuction surgery should be done only when you are in good health. It is considered a cosmetic procedure and not a medical procedure, so it does not require a license to operate or any authorization to administer. Many people are unaware of the dangers of this procedure, therefore, the risks of liposuction surgery and complications are sometimes not discussed.
The complications of liposuction surgery include complications that can occur
in the abdominal area, the chest, or the thighs. These complications may be local or may also extend to the heart or the lungs.
If the surgical technique used is too aggressive or the area is too narrow, the risks of complications such as lung problems, heart disease, or necrosis of the abdomen are increased. In these cases, the surgeon must make necessary adjustments to the technique to decrease the risk of complication. Liposuction performed on these areas is typically followed by a stabilization procedure to avoid the formation of pockets of scar tissue. In most cases, the patient will need to follow up with liposuction therapy to reduce the number of these pockets or scar tissues.
It is common for women who have undergone liposuction surgery to experience burning or stinging sensations after the procedure. This occurs because the fat tissue tends to become swollen with the procedure and this may cause the skin to be sensitive to the surrounding skin. Any surgery such as this requires to be followed up with a physiotherapy session to help minimize the symptoms and increase comfort.
Other complications associated with liposuction surgery are muscle groups that are tightened. Some people have trouble maintaining a firm abdomen after the procedure and experience problems with their posture. In many cases, the increased muscle bulk may contribute to hip dysplasia.
Studies have shown that the post-surgery conditions related to abdominal liposuction may be associated with increased blood flow. This leads to the overgrowth of abnormal cells that resemble “ghosts” and these ghostly tissue mass may lead to complications such as deep vein thrombosis.
Ghostly tissue may also form as a result of very large area of fat tissue, which is removed with a liposuction procedure. The risk of this type of fat is very high, which explains why most patients are not recommended to undergo this procedure.
There are certain conditions and diseases that can lead to the formation of tissue necrosis,
which may be a serious complication that may occur after liposuction surgery. Some of these conditions include cancer, myeloma, hepatitis, systemic Lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, pregnancy, and multiple sclerosis.
Diabetes and hypertension are the two conditions that may lead to tissue necrosis. A common type of this complication is called a hydrocele. If a person has a large amount of fatty tissue in the abdominal region, they may develop a case of hydrocele.
Hydrocele is when fluid collects under the skin of the abdominal area. Due to the pressure of the fluid surrounding the tissue, it can sometimes get to the lungs, causing pulmonary edema. This condition causes the sufferer to feel as if they are in a “drowning” situation.
The esophagus and the stomach can be affected by this condition. Hydrocele is a very serious complication and it should not be undertaken lightly. A patient’s primary care physician can help determine whether the procedure is performed safely and if it will be safe to return to normal activity.
- When a serious complication such as hydrocele occurs, a patient will most likely have to undergo surgery.
- You will need to undergo treatment for years before they can return to normal activities.
- A post-op injury may have to be treated with steroid injections to improve healing.