Complications of liposuction, though uncommon, may include infection, contour irregularities, asymmetry, dehydration, complications from anaesthesia, and damage to deeper structures. Contour irregularities and asymmetry can be addressed through repeat procedures or fat grafting
. Dehydration and complications from anaesthesia are minimized in a well-trained plastic surgeon and anaesthetist’s hands. Damage to deeper structures is extremely rare but has occurred locally as well as internationally. In most instances, this is detectable and treatable. However, in isolated cases, they could be life-threatening.
Do not hesitate to voice any concerns you may have about liposuction to the plastic surgeon at your consultation.