Dr. Joseph A. Rabson and our staff at the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center treat many liposuction patients in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County area, and we understand the risks and benefits involved with liposuction. If you are in the Philadelphia or Montgomery County area, a personal consultation with Dr. Rabson can help answer all your questions concerning liposuction's risks and benefits.
As with any medical procedure, complications, while rare, may arise during or after a liposuction procedure. The most common danger associated with liposuction is removing too much fat from a given area, or having too much liposuction done in one day. Dr. Rabson usually keeps his removal to below four or five liters (eight or nine pounds of fat) for each outpatient procedure.
Some other rare complications may include:
There are also some minor possible complications associated with liposuction, as with any cosmetic surgery. Bruising, scars, sagging, lumps, fainting, numbness, discolored skin, or drug interactions are all possible minor complications when undergoing liposuction. All possible risks and side effects should be discussed with your doctor before any medical procedure.
While there are possible risks and complications associated with liposuction, the same can be said of most any medical procedure. The benefits for most liposuction patients usually outweigh the possible risks. Any fat removal or loss is good for the body and health. Although liposuction cannot be used for general weight reduction, it is ideal for treating unsightly bulges of fat that resist exercise and dieting. With the loss of fat through liposuction, a patient's physical appearance will surely improve, along with their confidence. Liposuction cannot be viewed as a permanent solution to fat gain. Only proper diet and exercise in combination with liposuction will yield long-term, lasting results. In order to get the best possible results, it is important to choose the correct doctor and liposuction procedure for your problem.
If you are contemplating liposuction or would just like to learn more, you should contact Dr. Rabson and our staff today. We are pleased to offer personal consultations to individuals in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County areas interested in the risks and benefits of liposuction.
We would be happy to answer any of your questions about facelift surgery and other procedures at our Plymouth Meeting-based practice in Montgomery County.
1000 Germantown Pike, Suite E1
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Fx: (610) 277-2480
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