Liposuction is the most popular body contouring procedure performed in the United States. There are good reasons for this: liposuction is safe, effective, and versatile. It can easily be combined with other procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), but alone is able to slim and tone nearly any are of your body.
However, as with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with liposuction. Prior to your procedure, Scottsdale abdominoplasty surgeon Dr. John Corey will discuss these risks with you in full to help you make an informed decision.
Surgical risks with liposuction are similar to those with other procedures. Infection, bleeding, and negative reactions to anesthesia are possible any time you undergo surgery. Risks specific to liposuction include:
- Nerve or skin damage
- Changes in skin sensitivity
- Blood or fat clots
- Damage to internal organs
- Uneven results
- Pigmentation abnormalities
- Unfavorable scarring
To reduce your surgical risks, Dr. Corey performs liposuction in accredited and licensed surgical facilities. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Corey takes every care to ensure your safety and produce the beautiful results you deserve. Dr. Corey will openly and honestly discuss what you may face before, during, or after liposuction to help you make the decision you feel is best for your body.
If you are considering liposuction in the Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, or Tempe areas of Arizona, please contact John J. Corey, MD to schedule an initial consultation today.