Is liposuction safe? 5 reasons to overcome the fear of a lipo

Posted by Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging on Nov 23, 2021 5:02:38 PM

Liposuction can be performed on several areas in the body, including areas around the buttox, love handles, upper arms, chest, hips, abdomen, back, face, thighs, and lower legs.


Like any surgery, it may come with some misconceptions and hesitations, so know that you are not the only one concerned about the risks. If you're thinking about getting Liposuction but have concerns, here are 5 things you should know about Liposuction safety and avoid the risks.

1. Liposuction Techniques


Liposuction techniques have become increasingly sophisticated due to cutting-edge technology and research-based medical advances. Extensive research and revised procedures have successfully ironed out the kinks of previous, less sophisticated liposuction techniques, giving rise to the innovative treatments used today. Liposuction, like any procedure, has surgical risks. Still, advancements such as Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction, Power-Assisted Liposuction, and Laser-Assisted Liposuction provide better, safer, and longer-lasting results than ever before.

2. Risks Involved


In modern times, Liposuction is considered to be a safe and relatively simple procedure. While Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures performed in the United States, some rare but potential risk factors may occur. These include cosmetic complications related to contour irregularities, excessive bleeding or blood loss, and reactions to anesthesia. Another rare complication that may occur is a fatality, although fatal outcomes from Liposuction are statistically low in a ratio of 1.3:50,000.  Risks of fatality in Liposuction are mostly associated with patients who are poor in health, excessive fat removal, and performing multiple serious surgeries on the same day. Risks can be significantly reduced by seeking out a highly skilled and capable doctor who can use the proper techniques to avoid such circumstances.


3. Laws in place that keep you safe


With the careful observation of Liposuction statistics, legal restrictions and regulations have been developed and enforced to reduce risks. Ensuring patients' protection and health is the top priority of Cosmetica, so laws are strictly adhered to. In Florida, up to 4L of pure fat can be removed with one session of Liposuction in properly accredited facilities. When Liposuction is performed with a tummy tuck or some other procedure, the maximum amount of fat that a medical provider can legally remove is 1L.


4. What is the cost of Liposuction?

The cost of Liposuction depends on the severity of the procedure. The average cost for Liposuction is around $6,000 to $10,000. The best way to find out more about Liposuction is to always consult with an experienced professional before getting anything done. If it is cheaper than the average plastic surgery clinic we strongly recommend that you research why and probably avoid that risk.


5. What should you do before going through a liposuction?


  • See an expert who has been trained in the specific technique or procedure.
  • Ensure anesthesia is administered by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) or a board-certified anesthesiologist.
  • Check to see that the OR facility is an accredited operating facility.
  • Quit smoking or vaping NOW.
  • Be safe, always! Be rational! Above all, see if the specialist puts the patient’s safety first! See if he/she is being forthright and honest in telling you what he/she can and cannot do and inform you of the inherent risks of the plastic surgery procedure.

If you want to know more about liposuction, the risks and benefits in your specific case, you could Schedule a Free consultation with a specialist.

You could call us at +1 (772) 212-8414 or fill the form above to send you a quote (we'll send you additional info to your mail for a specific quote) and schedule a Free consultation with us.

Topics: Cosmetic Surgery, Body

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The Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging Patient Safety Program involves our patients, surgeon, nurses, staff, and patient families or other caregivers all working together toward a common goal: Assuring the safest possible surgical experience.

Steps to Ensure Your Safety

At Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging, your safety is our number one priority. To make sure that we do everything possible to maintain your safety, we have formalized our steps into The Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging Patient Safety Program which includes these elements:


We ask you to describe in detail any medical problems, medications you take, and any previous surgeries. This allows us to understand any special needs you may have.


We send anyone with questionable or known medical problems to see their primary care physician or any necessary specialists prior to recommending surgery.


Since all of our surgical patients have been deemed to be good candidates, it has proven to be quite safe for you to recover at home with contact from our providers.


We uphold the strictest hiring and educational criteria in our nursing staff to make certain you are well cared for by qualified staff before, and after your procedures.


We have the most modern monitoring and life-saving equipment on site. We maintain a binding transfer agreement with the Cleveland Clinic, should there be a need for hospital care following a procedure.


We provide detailed pre and post-operative teaching with written instructions to you, so you know what to expect before and after your procedure. We have 24-hour physician coverage.