Is Liposuction Safe?
Dr. Darren Smith / July 24, 2020
Yes, liposuction (read about details of the procedure here) is safe if performed on the appropriate patient by a well-trained surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. While liposuction is surgery, and all surgical procedures have an element of risk, those risks can be minimized so that patients can feel quite confident in the safety of his or her procedure. While complications, or problems, are rare after liposuction, some are more common than others. The most common complications after liposuction include infection (which is usually treated with antibiotics), a bleeding problem (which may require management of the bleeding by surgical or other means), or an uneven contour (which can be managed with fat grafting).