How Safe is Liposuction?

The safety of liposuction depends on several factors – many of which can be controlled by you. Like all surgical procedures, liposuction comes with a certain degree of risk, but major complications are rare. If you are in strong metabolic health, at your target weight, and have realistic expectations, liposuction is one of the safest and most effective plastic surgery procedures available.

However, it is important to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss method. Most complications arise when patients seek to have too much fat removed, or are not already in good health before undergoing the procedure.

Choosing Dr. Angelchik for your liposuction procedure means you can trust that your health, comfort, and safety are of primary concern. Dr Angelchik will not recommend you for liposuction unless he decides you are an excellent candidate after a thorough pre-surgical examination. At every step of the process, our office will provide you with detailed information to ensure you feel informed about the procedure and your recovery process in advance.

Potential liposuction complications can include:

  • Excessive pain
  • Infection
  • Reaction to lidocaine
  • Uneven contours

The goal of our practice is to help you reduce these risks as much as possible. Abstaining from smoking, drinking, and certain medications both before and after your procedure is essential to allow your body to heal correctly. After liposuction, Dr. Angelchik will carefully follow up with you to monitor your condition and make sure any abnormal symptoms are immediately addressed.

If you have more questions about liposuction and whether or not you would be a good candidate, please contact our Phoenix, Arizona office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Angelchik

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