How Dangerous Liposuction is!
Liposuction is the second most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States. If Liposuction performed by a trained physician and follow the proper protocols, then Liposuction is NOT Dangerous and it is very safe.
There are myths about liposuction and most common questions or concerns people have is that “Liposuction is Dangerous“. The data shows that over the last 30 years the number of liposuction procedure has been on the rise.
How Tumescent Liposuction lessen danger of liposuction procedures?
In 1980s Dr. Klein introduced Tumescent Liposuction. Tumescent Liposuction is, in fact, a diluted numbing medication called Lidocaine, infiltrated in the targeted area. The patients can go through liposuction without being under by general anesthesia.
This method of Tumescent Liposuction significantly reduced risks of liposuction. Essentially if the physician is experienced and follows proper protocols then risks essentially none. So far data has not shown any major adverse events after Tumescent Liposuction.
Why still General Anesthesia for Liposuction?
“Despite the major progress and ability to use Tumescent Liposuction and perform liposuction under local anesthesia, there are still some physicians perform liposuction under general anesthesia. As of today patients during consultation ask if we are doing under general anesthesia!?” Dr. Ray states (a Liposuction Expert at Elite Medical Aesthetics in Rocklin California). he added: I believe there will be more patients willing to go for liposuction if they have knowledge about liposuction under local anesthesia while awake.
In response to the question “How Dangerous Liposuction is?’ I must say it is very safe. over the recent years of performing liposuction, we have not seen any adverse events. Dr. Ray added.
What are the Risks and Dangers of Liposuction:
Contour irregularities, Fluid accumulation (seroma), Numbness, Infection, Internal puncture, Lidocaine toxicity are named as some of the complications after liposuction. In fact infection, fat embolism, puncture, and lidocaine toxicity are serious but must not occur if the physician is experienced and follow proper protocols.
Infection is a risk but following proper protocols, essentially is non-occurrence according to our experience and data at Elite Medical Aesthetics in Rocklin California. article about infection
What are the technologies used in Liposuction?
Technology has helped to lessen the risk of liposuction too. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction all have helped even better outcome. Our patients walk out of the office with their family/friend as the driver. They can resume their regular activities with a couple of days.
“At our center, we use vaser and power-assisted devices. We use Modified Tumescent Fluid Protocol. We never reach the maximum recommended amount of lidocaine. Therefore Lidocaine Toxicity is not seen in our patients.”, Dr. Ray added.
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Liposuction Expert, Dr Ray