How Safe Is Liposuction?

Muscle strong stripped male model shirtless in denim jeansAlong with causing negative effects on your confidence and self-image, excess and stubborn body fat may keep you from enjoying certain activities or having the lifestyle you want. By reducing or eliminating this stubborn body fat, you can gain the confidence and ability to do more activities and see all of the health benefits of being at a lower weight.

Although frequent exercise and a nutritious diet are essential to a healthy life, they may not always help reduce body fat to the desired level. Many minimally or non-invasive treatments can help. But if you want or need to remove more unwanted body fat, liposuction might be the best option.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that comes with certain risks. Since it is performed under general anesthesia, it is important to be in good overall shape to avoid complications. Your doctor will complete a pre-surgery exam to ensure there are no concerns.

Though liposuction is a relatively more invasive option, it is a very safe procedure and, with certain precautions, has a proven record of helping people for decades safely and permanently remove more significant amounts of body fat.

One of the most important things to remember before undergoing liposuction is to have realistic expectations of the potential and likely results. Although liposuction can remove a significant amount of body fat in a single procedure, there is a limit to how much fat can be removed before causing a shock to your body.

When too much fat is removed in a single procedure, your body may also try to fill in the space left where the body fat was. In some cases, drains or ports may be temporarily placed to reduce this fluid build-up and complications from not allowing it to leave your body.

Despite the minimal risks or chances of complications, when performed by a skilled and knowledgeable surgeon, liposuction is a very safe procedure that can help you permanently eliminate stubborn and unwanted body fat.

If you are considering liposuction to help you meet your aesthetic goals, call the doctors at UMass Memorial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Worcester, MA, at 508-334-5990 or visit to schedule a consultation today.

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