Liposuction Is an invasive procedure used to remove areas of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
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Liposuction, or just liposuction, is a form of suction-assisted liposuction surgery usually used in plastic surgery. It removes fats from the body with the aid of suction. There are studies that show that liposuction has some effectiveness in removing fats from the body. But is it right for you?
Liposuction does have its benefits. It can help with stubborn fat stores and other areas of excess weight. Many cosmetic surgeons consider liposuction an excellent treatment for cellulite. There are also reports that claim that liposuction can help with breast cancer removal or treatment.
Many plastic surgeons would not agree with these claims though. It is important to know what the procedure involves before you decide whether liposuction would be right for you. Most research shows that liposuction procedures usually do not exceed two inches in diameter. It also usually does not remove more than five pounds of fat at one time. Also, there is not much research to indicate whether liposuction procedures have any effects on obesity-related issues or other weight-related conditions.
When performing a liposuction procedure, risks and complications are rare. But there are risks and complications when using some of the newer liposuction techniques. One of the newest and potentially more dangerous procedures uses tumescent liposuction. This procedure uses the tumescent fluid to inject into the area being treated so that the surgeon can suction the fat out more easily and with less trauma to the surrounding tissue.
One of the risks with this procedure is that a patient can become addicted to the anesthetic itself. The general rule of thumb for deciding whether a patient should undergo tumescent liposuction is if the general anesthetic is mild enough to cause a patient to not feel uncomfortable. If a local anesthetic is needed, it is strongly recommended that you get IV sedation instead of a local anesthetic because a local anesthetic can cause the heart to race or make it difficult to breathe. The reason for this is that it makes it difficult to control blood pressure. However, a general anesthetic will make it easier to perform the actual liposuction procedure.
Another risk associated with liposuction involves excessive fluid build up in the abdominal area due to a lack of lymphatic drainage after the procedure. Liposuction tends to leave excess fluid in the body and sometimes this fluid causes swelling or skin irritation. This may cause the skin to darken as a result. Some patients develop a skin rash or hives after a liposuction procedure and ultrasound may be used to help prevent this.
One of the most serious risks to be aware of is that a patient can experience hematoma-the formation of a blood clump in the tissues of the body. This is very rare but has been reported in several cases where the patient has undergone liposuction. A hematoma is usually a blood clot that forms in the tissue, which is extremely dangerous. It can cause bleeding and oxygen deprivation that can be life threatening. An ultrasound is usually used to help prevent hematomas from occurring.
There are also rare side effects from liposuction to include infection and injury to the surrounding tissue. When a patient receives a liposuction needle punctured by a needle, it is possible for an infection to enter the bloodstream. If an infection enters the bloodstream it can cause fever, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, and a general feeling of illness. Liposuction that is administered via an injection of fluids carries the same risks but can be easier to detect since there will be some bruising and swelling present. If these occur, it is advised to seek immediate medical attention.