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Liposuction Surgery: Risks, Side Effects, Lasting Results

Liposuction in Jacksonville & Fleming Island, FLLiposuction is a household name, but many people are unaware of the risks and side effects that come with this popular body sculpting treatment. Although it is one of the most effective and versatile procedures available, it is important to consider the pros and the cons when planning your cosmetic treatment.

Risks of Liposuction

As with any major surgical procedure, liposuction carries the risk of infection, bleeding, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia. The following risks are possible:

  • Severe bruising lasting up to several weeks
  • Skin burns caused by friction burns to the skin or nerves from movement of the cannula
  • Contour irregularities resulting in withered, wavy, or bumpy looking skin
  • Heart or kidney problems from a change in the body’s fluid levels
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary edema

When considering the risks of liposuction to determine if the procedure is right for you, keep in mind that many of these risks are associated with the surgeon’s experience and training, as well as the size of the procedure.

Side Effects of Liposuction

After your liposuction procedure, you should expect to experience some degree of swelling, numbness, bruising, burning, and/or soreness. While these side effects are only temporary, it is important to allow your body the recommended one to three weeks off from work to fully recover from the procedure.

Lasting Results of Liposuction

One of the factors that make liposuction such a popular procedure within the realm of plastic surgery is that it offers long-lasting results. Once fat cells are removed from a region of the body through liposuction, they cannot grow back. However, if you were to gain weight after the procedure, new fat cells can accumulate and will usually distribute throughout different areas of the body. To retain optimal results post-procedure, be sure to follow a nutritious diet with lean protein, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy and plan to keep up a regular exercise regimen.

Contact Us Today

The skilled team at Coastal Cosmetic Center is proud to offer liposuction procedures to the people of Florida. To inquire for more information or to schedule a consult, contact our office today. Coastal Cosmetic Center is conveniently located near Jacksonville, Fleming Island, and surrounding areas.

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