- Anaesthesia risks
- Change in skin sensation that may persist
- It may damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs and abdominal organs
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Fluid accumulation
- Irregular contours or asymmetries
- Irregular pigmentation
- Need for revision surgery
- Persistent swelling
- Poor wound healing
- Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite
- Thermal burn or heat injury may happen ultrasound with the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty technique
These risks and others problems will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is very important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.
Secondary procedures might sometimes be recommended to reduce excess skin. Special considerations would be needed when large amounts—usually more than five liters of fat—are suctioned.