The Most Common Complications of Liposuction

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Liposuction is one way to get rid of that pesky body fat in some specific areas and probably seems like a miracle to some. Unfortunately, this comes with some downsides, like the fact that it's a fairly rare specialty, so finding a doctor isn't easy. Also, it's incredibly expensive.

Let's say for a minute, though, that none of these is an obstacle for you. Are there any other flaws you should know about? Are there any side-effects or risks you should know about? What are some liposuction complications?

Read on to find out.

Lack of Training

Though not technically a side effect, this is still a pretty big risk. Apparently, with liposuction having the reputation it does, many don't consider it a real medical procedure.

Unfortunately, this has led to one very serious problem--shady doctors and fly-by-night operations. Honestly, this is where most of the major complications come from, doctors who lack the proper equipment and training.

Stay away from these guys at all times, and seek an accredited professional.


This is one of the more common side effects of liposuction. It can occasionally be temporary, but not often. Usually, this is caused by nerve damage, which thankfully isn't as serious as it sounds.

Nerve damage is a fairly common risk with surgery, liposuction or otherwise. It should also be noted that we often regrow nerves, so feeling may very well return to the affected area.


Your body is always trying to protect you, and one of its first defense mechanisms is swelling. It is caused by fluid building up under the skin, and ultimately it is supposed to work to encourage you to rest and avoid further injury.

Regardless of the reason behind it, it's your body's natural reaction to surgery and will usually disappear before too long.


Another usually mild problem, an allergy can occur any time medicine is used. You might find that you're allergic to the anesthetic they used. There's not much more to it than that. It happens, and unless it's a major reaction, you'll probably be okay.


This is also rare, but it's possible, and, if left untreated, can be dangerous. Again, it must be noted that many of the risk factors associated with infection won't be a problem if you go to a legitimate doctor.

It's also worth noting that many problems on this list have greater odds when certain surgeries are performed. In this case, Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction (UAL) is the one to watch out for.

Alternatives to Liposuction

Given that there are so many complications to liposuction, and such a risk of ending up with an unqualified doctor, maybe it's best to avoid it. Thankfully, there are better options.

One such option is the Zerona laser. Zerona is a device for weight loss and body shaping that has helped patients drop fat in stubborn areas and drop a dress size in as little as 2 weeks.

The Zerona laser is:

Liposuction, like any surgery, can have its complications. Instead of taking the risk, contact us today to learn how to lose fat and inches with Zerona!

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