As far as anesthesia is concerned: during the consultation, the anesthesiologist will inform the patient of the risks of anesthesia. The fact of having recourse to a perfectly competent anesthesiologist, practicing in a real surgical context (recovery room, possibility of resuscitation) means that the risks incurred have become statistically very low.
It is important to know that techniques, anesthetic products and monitoring methods have made immense progress over the last thirty years, offering optimal safety, especially when the operation is performed outside of an emergency and on a person in good health.
As far as the surgical procedure is concerned, by choosing a qualified and competent plastic surgeon, trained in this type of procedure, you limit these risks as much as possible, without however eliminating them completely.
Real complications are exceptional after a quality liposuction: a great rigor in the choice of the indication and the surgical realization must ensure in practice an effective and real prevention.
To be complete, we must however mention, despite their usual rarity
– Thrombo-embolic accidents: wearing anti-thrombosis stockings, getting up early, and possible anti-coagulant treatment help to reduce this risk.
– Bleeding is rarely serious, unless there is an associated coagulation disorder or the patient is taking medication that promotes bleeding.
– Hematoma and lymphatic effusion appear exceptionally after a correctly performed liposuction.
– Similarly, localized skin necrosis, which lengthens the healing process and can leave scars, should no longer be observed.
– Infection is rare in this type of “closed” surgery and can be prevented by prescribing a prophylactic antibiotic treatment.
– Alterations in sensitivity can sometimes persist in the treated areas, but it usually returns to normal within 3 to 12 months.