Liposuction is a procedure that man people are undergoing recently to obtain a more desirable physique. Liposuction is really a full operation and comes with dangers just as any operation would. The desire for a thinner body obviously drives many people to drastic measures. Many people take pills and destroy any healthy eating habits, and some turn to Liposuction. The dangers of Liposuction are very real and may cause one to question whether or not the procedure is truly worth the risk.
One of the less serious side effects of the surgery is a general pain in the area that the procedure was performed. Although this pain is manageable, it is mostly caused by bruising, and can be accompanied by life-threatening blood clots. While this side effects seems like it may actually be a better alternative to all the dangers of being overweight, in reality, the more overweight a patient is, the worse the side effects and risks are, making the procedure dangerous no matter how much your body fat percentage is reduced.
Another danger of the Liposuction procedure is that a general anesthetic must be used. As we have all undoubtedly heard, anesthetics are often dangerous and are usually only given when there is an operation taking place that will prevent a life threatening event. Plastic surgery and Liposuction hardly qualify. Risking the possible effects of anesthetics for something like losing fat seems like a risk too big for a goal that could be accomplished without surgery.
An infection after a liposuction procedure is possible and could even be considered a severe infection. Oftentimes doctors must prescribe antibiotics after surgery to prevent a life threatening infection.
Another life threatening result of liposuction is the possibility that a small piece of fat could become dislodged and travel to the lungs as pulmonary emboli. Oftentimes this results in shortness of breath and may require intensive care to resolve.
Liposuction may produce a body worth being admired. But the reality is that for liposuction to even be a relatively safe procedure, doctors usually require the patient to be within ten percent of their target bodyweight and be in good health with regular exercise habits. People who fall into this category also seem like people who would reach their weight loss goal in a relatively short amount of time. Liposuction is truly unnecessary and is not a risk worth taking. Diet and exercise can get the same result, plus a more toned body with less chance of having any unhealthy organs.