Liposuction is a very common surgery throughout the United States and Europe, but not everyone is a candidate for this complex, and often dangerous procedure. In this article we will do our best to describe the liposuction process in some detail, including a little history about liposuction and some of the major risks involved in certain cases.
Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery which was invented in Italy in 1974. While most think liposuction is simply a procedure where fat is "sucked" out of the body, the process is much more complex than that. A skilled surgeon is required for any type of liposuction procedure, as is a qualified anesthesiologist and surgical staff. In the procedure, fat is either surgically removed from the body (there are limits to how much fat can be safely removed) or reshaped to give off a smoother more sleek appearance.
In recent years, the popularity of liposuction surgery has exploded, making it the most common type of surgical procedure performed.However, if you're thinking about undergoing liposuction surgery, you had better meet with a doctor first to discuss all your options. What you'll find is that not everyone is a good candidate for liposuction surgery, with candidacy most often being related to good physical health and enough fat to warrant the procedure.
Liposuction is usually safe, but the safety of the procedure does depend on a number of factors including your honesty in disclosing medical conditions and medications, the skill of the surgeon and the skill of the anesthesiologist. Most problems with liposuction occur as the result of the patient's refusal to follow the post-operative procedure or other complications, causing, in the most serious cases, fat in the blood stream and blood clots near the lungs, both of which can be deadly.
Before you even consider undergoing liposuction surgery it is recommended that you meet with a doctor to discuss all of your options.Liposuction is not for everyone, and because of the risks involved with the procedure, it should definitely be a decision you weigh very carefully.