Every medical or surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk. There are several types of liposuction procedures. You should educate yourself on different types of procedures for minimizing risks and side effects. You should also discuss your concerns and expectations with the surgeon.
Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides neck liposuction to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.
Possible Risks of Neck Liposuction
Complications may arise in any type of plastic surgery, even though they are rare. This is true for neck liposuction as well. These are a few complications of neck liposuction:
- Extended healing time
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia or medication
- Blood or fat clots since these can migrate to lungs and result in their death
- Fluid accumulation
- Excessive fluid loss since it can lead to shock
- Friction burns
- Numb skin
- Damage to the nerves or skin
- Changes in skin pigmentation
- Damage to vital organs
Severe Complications for Neck Liposuction
Severe complications are rare in neck liposuction. However, you should take them into consideration while deciding whether neck liposuction is right for you. The complications include:
- Cardiac arrest
- Blood clots
- Adverse anesthesia reaction
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Allergic reaction to medication
- Excessive bleeding
- Severe drug interactions
- Permanent nerve damage
- Brain damage
- Brain damage from anesthesia
Excessive Liposuction Hazards
Removing too much fat from the target area at one time is a common danger of neck liposuction. The same holds true for having too many liposuction sessions in a single day. Excessive liposuction can cause lumps, dents, and sagging skin.
How to Minimize Risks
You can minimize risks and complications arising out of liposuction by disclosing your medical history to your doctor. You should also discuss all your over-the-counter medications and prescriptions that you take on a regular basis. You and your physician should ensure that you are an ideal candidate for liposuction. You should fully understand what is involved in the procedure before getting it.
You should always follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care and surgical preparation for maximizing the success of liposuction and minimizing your risks. If you are a smoker, your plastic surgeon will recommend you to stop smoking at least two weeks before and after the surgery. You can choose another fat removal avenue if you are not comfortable with neck liposuction.
Safety Data Regarding Neck Liposuction
Majority of patients are concerned with the potential risks involved in neck liposuction. The treatment is relatively safe when performed by a skilled and qualified cosmetic surgeon. Unfortunately, an increasing number of surgeons are offering this procedure and all of them are not very experienced. This is one of the reasons why patients should find the time to seek a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon for their neck liposuction surgery.
An increasing number of advances have been in made in liposuction technology and techniques over the last few years. Patients that select a qualified doctor will face fewer risks. Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for neck liposuction.
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