Liposuction Advantages and Disadvantages

Posted at September 2, 2010 | By : | Categories : Articles | 0 Comment


Liposuction or lipoplasty is a procedure that results in the removal of unwanted fat from specific regions of the body that may not respond to diet or exercise.

Liposuction may be useful for contouring under the chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, calves, and ankle areas.

Liposuction is generally performed as an outpatient surgery under a general anesthetic although small areas may be suctioned under a local anesthetic with accompanying intravenous sedation. Small incisions are made in cosmetically convenient skin folds wherever available.

In general, fat is removed via a cannula and aspirator. Liposuction techniques can be categorized by the amount of fluid injection and by the mechanism in which the cannula works.


  1. Immediate fat removal
  2. Cellulite Removal
  3. Health improvement
  4. Appearance improvement
  5. Confidence improvement


Disadvantages and complications:-

  1. Temporary bruising and swelling
  2. High cost
  3. Scar formation
  4. Skin necrosis
  5. Infection and embolism
  6. Asymmetrical fat removal
  7. Blood vessels damage
  8. Nerve compression
  9. Risks of general anesthesia


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