For the most part, liposuction is a safe procedure. It is usually done on healthy people and not the obese. But, there are risks involved. The risks of liposuction could include infection, excessive bleeding, excessive bruising, or any of the other complications associated with this procedure.
During liposuction, the fat tissue is removed by suction. When it is suctioned out, the surgeon may leave small pockets of fat in the area where the surgery was performed. While some of the fat is pulled out by the surgeon, most of it is left behind. The amount of excess fat that are left behind depends on the size of the tummy, the amount of fat removed, and the size of the hole.
When a tummy tuck or liposuction is performed, the abdomen is tight and the abdominal muscles tightened. When the muscles are tightened, the chances of infection increase significantly.
Most liposuction patients have small scars that healing nicely without repair surgery. One side of the scar could be raised to expose the skin and there is sometimes more than one raised scar. However, this isn’t usually an issue for most patients.
Some unusual scars may also occur after liposuction. If a tummy tuck scar is high, the surgeon might choose to raise it to hide the scar and create a straight line. This can make the scar look much worse than it really is. Depending on the patient’s level of swelling, it may be difficult to feel the scar and the raised edge may not even be visible.
Another unusual but possible complication after liposuction scars scars from anesthesia. Since patients were put under anesthesia for liposuction, there is a chance that some patients may have problems with the swelling and redness from the anesthesia. While most patients recover from the anesthesia, some patients do have some discomfort after the procedure.
Some patients will have issues with bleeding after liposuction. Because fat is removed, it can cause the blood vessels to constrict and close during the healing process.
A lump or bump is typically the result of fluid being squeezed from the abdomen. But sometimes, the reason for a lump or bump after liposuction is something else. Usually the lump or bump is a result of the tummy tuck and sometimes patients may feel a change in their tummy after the tummy tuck.
But, some patients are not satisfied with their results and want to get rid of their lump or bump, but they don’t want the risk of an additional procedure. This is where a tummy tuck or liposuction combined with a belly lift comes into play.
Tummy tuck, or a tummy tuck combined with liposuction will provide the patient with an improved appearance. In fact, most patients are satisfied with their result after liposuction combined with a tummy tuck.
If you want your tummy tuck or liposuction combined with a tummy lift to improve your appearance without having to undergo additional surgery or additional side effects, your best option would be to find a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in both tummy tuck and liposuction. These cosmetic surgeons will work together to perform both procedures in one visit. This allows them to eliminate any complications and risks associated with a combination procedure.
In addition to these procedures, it is also a good idea to ask a cosmetic surgeon if they offer post-operative care for patients who have had a tummy tuck or liposuction combined with a tummy lift. Many surgeons will offer aftercare for their patients and if they are comfortable with it, many of them will go that extra mile to make sure their patients get the right care after their procedures.
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