Eradication of excess body fat is scientifically termed as liposuction. Nowadays, this is considered to be the most renowned cosmetic surgery. According to the trends and demographic data of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery or (ASAPS), liposuction is the number one surgical cosmetic procedure with a total of 456,828 beating breast augmentation with only 399,440 and eyelid surgery with 240,763 in the 2007 list. The statistics stated above counted both men and women. Americans have been accounted to be squandering more than $10 billion on cosmetic procedures since 2006.
Body contouring is the procedure being utilized in liposuction in which elimination of unwanted body fat is being done so as to enhance body appearance and improve one’s body shape. Aside from that boosting one’s self-esteem and having less cellulite are advantages of liposuction. Some people who cannot bear the pain and difficulties of the discipline of regular exercise and proper diet greatly consider liposuction as the most effective alternative to losing excess fats. Seemingly, this is the most effective and easiest way to improve one’s appearance since one may request the plastic surgeon to curve one’s undesirable body part which is most likely be the upper arms, neck, calves, hips, buttocks, breasts, ankle, chin or knees. Moreover, improvement of one’s health is the major concern of other obese people who desires to have liposuction. Most medical experts guarantee that liposuction has major health advantages such as lessening of possibilities of cardiac disease and diabetes.
One of the major risks of liposuction is infection. Reports showed that one of the Venezuelan hospitals situated in Caracas had nine patients suffering from infections as a result of liposuction. They had rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) in their bodies due to unsterilized surgical tools. Other possible minor complications of liposuctions are burns, edema, cardiac arrhythmia and embolisms. These above-mentioned risks may transpire if the patients are able to comply with the surgeon’s medical orders or there might be misjudgment on the part of the medical specialist which rarely happens. Other unpleasant incidences that may occur are skin depressions and irregularities which are due to removing excessive fat from the patient. Hematoma and skin necrosis are other possibilities that may occur. People with darkly pigmented skin may experienced hyperpigmentation of the surgical areas and this may carry on for a longer period of time. Sometimes the potential risks may be critical to the person’s health given the fact that there are cases like necrotizing fascilitis or simply called flesh-eating bacteria. This comes from the Group A streptococcus which also the main culprit of spreading scarlet fever during the early times. If this kind of bacteria is not diagnosed at an early period, amputation may be the last resort since spreading and destroying of soft tissues are its principal aims.
– Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics – Plastic Surgery Research .info
Article Resource: Anna Olalia