Side Effects Of Liposuction

What Can You Expect From The Procedure?

Liposuction has gone through a variety of strides in terms of safety throughout the 10 years. SKIN CLUB of Melbourne works to make sure that patient safety is always the number one priority.

Each procedure comes along with certain side effects. Some of the more common side effects of liposuction will include those in the following list. This list focuses on the more important or common side effects of liposuction. Due to the safety of our particular liposculpture procedure, the side effects that are described will reflect the commitment that we have to optimizing safety before, during and then after your procedure.

Patient Selection – Anyone who has poor skin tone, obesity, medical issues or unrealistic expectations may not make a good candidate for liposculpture.

Scarring: Every operation will leave a scar. Scars that follow liposuction will usually be covered with normal clothing and each incision will be less than 4mm long.

Even though proper would healing after your procedure is expected, there could be abnormal scars that take place within the deeper tissues of the skin. In a rare case, abnormal scarring can result, such as keloid and hypertrophic scars. These scars can be unattractive or appear a different color than the surrounding skin. Hyper and hypo-pigmentation are also normal risks.

Skin Sensation: There may be a temporary decrease in sensation after liposuction. This is something that will usually subside over a short period of time.

Swelling/Skin Discoloration: There can be welling and skin discoloration following liposuction. In a rare situation, this may even persist for a long period of time.

Skin Contouring Irregularities: Depressions in the skin and contour irregularities can take place after liposuction. While it is rare, there can also be palpable and visible wrinkling of the skin. It is important that you wear the suggested compression garments for the time noted to help you cut back on the chances of this happening.

Asymmetry – You may not be able to achieve a perfectly symmetrical body appearance with liposuction. There can be factors including bony prominence, skin tone and muscle tone that could contribute to asymmetry in your body features.

Seroma / Hematoma: In some rare cases, there can be body fluid (seroma) or even blood clots (hematoma) that can build under the skin. This is something that we can treat in our Melbourne clinic, either by way of needle, syringe or a small secondary procedure.

Additional Side Effects

Liposuction has an infection rate of ZERO.

Infections – This is very rare after this kind of procedure You will go through a full treatment to include precautions, including washing with an antiseptic solution for about 2 to 3 days while also preventing antibiotics for about 3 to 5 days once the procedure is complete. SKIN CLUB is proud of an infection rate that is ZERO.

Allergic Reaction – In other rare cases, there can be local allergies to the anesthetic or topical iodine preparations that are used for cleaning the skin. These reactions may also require additional treatments and all precautionary measures will be taken for your added peace of mind.

Long Term Effects – Some alterations in body contour an take place due to weight loss or gain, aging, pregnancy and other circumstances that may not be related to the liposculpture procedure.

Liposuction side effects immediately after your procedure will be fully explained during your consultation so that you will understand the procedure completely.