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Is the liposuction a risky thing to do?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Any surg has risks: The benefits of the surgery must be evaluated by you and your physician(s). Every surgery has risks. But a qualified surgeon, qualiied anesthesiologist-nurse anesthetist, nursing staff must be in place before you consider an elective surgery. Most of the time, liposuction surgery goes very well and patients are pleased. The contours of our body may be more to your body shape. Please research.
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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 27 years experience
Many if not most liposuction cases can be safely performed in-office without the need for an anesthesiologist.
Nov 11, 2013
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Liposuction: Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed procedures and is very safe when performed by a qualified and experienced infividual. Of course this means conducting a consultation in which the risks and benefits have been reviewed as well as an assessment of realistic expectations in an appropriate candidate.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Generally safe: Liposuction is generally a safe procedure when performed in the correctly selected candidate by a qualified physician.
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Generally safe : Any procedure in the hands of a poorly trained or inappropriate person is unsafe. Generally, if you are healthy and have localized fat deposits, then liposuction is the answer. The procedure is often done in an operating room where you can be monitored during the operation. The benefits out weigh the risks. But choose a surgeon well and have a complete consultation first.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Not Very...: Liposuction surgery, like any type of procedure, carries a set of potential risk/complications associated with it. Careful selection of plastic surgeon will help you minimize these risks as much as possible. During the consultation process, you should become well informed about the potential risk/complications that may be more likely in your specific situation. Best wishes.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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