13 doctors weighed in:
Are there liposuction complications that happen often?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Surgery is without complication.
Lipo is no exception includes infection bleeding scar, assymetries need for touch up fat/pulmonary embolus but most are very unevenful procedures in the right hands.

In brief: No
Surgery is without complication.
Lipo is no exception includes infection bleeding scar, assymetries need for touch up fat/pulmonary embolus but most are very unevenful procedures in the right hands.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: NO
Liposuction is very safe if performed by an experienced surgeon in an appropriate setting, i.
e. Surgical facility.

In brief: NO
Liposuction is very safe if performed by an experienced surgeon in an appropriate setting, i.
e. Surgical facility.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Safety liposuction
Liposuction is not without risk but as this is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries, it has proven to have a very high safety profile.
Seek consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is very experienced in tumescent liposuction.

In brief: Safety liposuction
Liposuction is not without risk but as this is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries, it has proven to have a very high safety profile.
Seek consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is very experienced in tumescent liposuction.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Few
Liposuction is one of the safest procedures when done in the right hands.
Seek a board certified plastic surgeon who adheres to the strictest qualifications.

In brief: Few
Liposuction is one of the safest procedures when done in the right hands.
Seek a board certified plastic surgeon who adheres to the strictest qualifications.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not common
Most of the serious risks and complications are associated with the general anesthesia and time spent under rather than the actual liposuction itself.
Careful screening of the patient needs to be done before the surgery. Asymmetry or contour irregularities can occur if the surgeon is sloppy. Liposuction is an art, liposculpture being the more accurate term. Results depend on doctor's skills.

In brief: Not common
Most of the serious risks and complications are associated with the general anesthesia and time spent under rather than the actual liposuction itself.
Careful screening of the patient needs to be done before the surgery. Asymmetry or contour irregularities can occur if the surgeon is sloppy. Liposuction is an art, liposculpture being the more accurate term. Results depend on doctor's skills.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Liposuction popular
Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures and therefore the complications are widely reported in the literature but given the volume, this is relatively low.
Due to the appearance of it being a simple procedure, it is performed by many inexperienced practitioners with undesireable outcomes.

In brief: Liposuction popular
Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures and therefore the complications are widely reported in the literature but given the volume, this is relatively low.
Due to the appearance of it being a simple procedure, it is performed by many inexperienced practitioners with undesireable outcomes.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: No
Complications are infrequent but can be major. Use only asps member surgeon to insure training in complication prevention is in place.

In brief: No
Complications are infrequent but can be major. Use only asps member surgeon to insure training in complication prevention is in place.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Not Many
Liposuction is a very common safe and effective procedure for most patients.
The most common difficulty after liposuction usually relates to incomplete reduction or small irregularities of surface. If the skin is very lax, some wrinkling can be increased volume larger volume removals (such as in lower abdomen). Complication incidence is considered low.

In brief: Not Many
Liposuction is a very common safe and effective procedure for most patients.
The most common difficulty after liposuction usually relates to incomplete reduction or small irregularities of surface. If the skin is very lax, some wrinkling can be increased volume larger volume removals (such as in lower abdomen). Complication incidence is considered low.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Jon Perlman
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Not if done properly
Complications from liposuction are very rare if patient and doctor selection are made carefully.
For example a patient with loose skin after weight loss is not a very good candidate for lipo whereas someone with good skin elasticity and localized extra fat is. An unskilled surgeon or a poor candidate for the procedure can cause bad results and even complications. Choose wisely!

In brief: Not if done properly
Complications from liposuction are very rare if patient and doctor selection are made carefully.
For example a patient with loose skin after weight loss is not a very good candidate for lipo whereas someone with good skin elasticity and localized extra fat is. An unskilled surgeon or a poor candidate for the procedure can cause bad results and even complications. Choose wisely!
Dr. Jon Perlman
Dr. Jon Perlman
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