The decision to have liposuction is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.

Dr. Rocheford and her staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.

Possible risks of liposuction include:

  •   Uneven contours
  •   The use of anesthesia during your liposuction
  •   Rippling or loose skin
  •   Skin or nerve damage
  •   Irregular pigmentation
  •   Infection
  •   Fat clots
  •   Blood clots
  •   Excessive fluid loss or fluid accumulation
  •   Unfavorable scarring
  •   Thermal burn or heat injury from ultrasound with the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty technique
  •   Anesthesia risks
  •   Bleeding (hematoma)
  •   Change in skin sensation
  •   Skin discoloration or swelling
  •   Asymmetry
  •   Pain, which may persist
  •   Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs
  •   Poor wound healing
  •   Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  •   Possibility of revisional surgery

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