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Liposuction Risks

Liposuction Risks

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that has been safely performed on millions of men and women; however, it is important to remember that, as with any surgery, liposuction is not completely free of potential risks.

In Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and the surrounding California areas, people have safely achieved stunning liposuction results from cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim. Dr. Kim works closely with each patient, applying his years of experience to help ensure safe, pleasing results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kim can further discuss the benefits and risks of this procedure and help you determine if liposuction is the best choice for you.

Potential Liposuction Risks

It is important to note that serious liposuction complications are rare. Experienced surgeons in an appropriate surgical facility take all necessary precautions to minimize risks and ensure patient safety. Complications associated with liposuction include:

  • Skin irregularities or lumpiness
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia or medications
  • Burns
  • Embolisms
  • Edema
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Nerve compression

These risks are heightened when too much fat is removed from a single area during one session by an inexperienced surgeon. Dr. Kim has a conservative approach with liposuction and will only remove the amount of tissue that can safely be eliminated during any single procedure.

Your risk for these complications can be reduced by providing Dr. Kim with information about your medical history and carefully following all of his postsurgical instructions.

In addition, Dr. Kim is pleased to offer our patients the option of ultrasonic liposuction. This technique requires a smaller incision and may reduce healing time.

Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are common with any type of liposuction. These discomforts are temporary and can be dealt with through the use of medications, mild exercise, compression garments, and ice compresses. Dr. Kim will work with you to help you better understand what you can do following your surgery to reduce discomfort and speed your recovery process.

If you live in the areas of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, or Santa Monica, California and would like to learn more about what liposuction can do for you, please contact experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim to schedule an initial consultation today.