Q. To whom should I consult?This procedure is done by plastic surgeons. The surgeon will take a detailed history, perform examination, counsel you about the procedure and associated risks.You can discuss your expectation with the surgeon before getting the procedure done.
Risks and precautions:Liposuction also carries some risks like any other major surgery. Some issues that need to be understood include:
- Temporary pouches of fluid (seromas) can form underneath the skin. This fluid can be removed with a needle. This complication can be easily avoided by wearing tight garment in post operative period
- Blood can accumulate beneath skin which needs drainage.
- Skin infections although rare but possible. Routine use of antibiotic is recommended to avoid this.
- Fragments of loosened fat may breakdown and become stuck in a blood vessel. This is called fat embolism, which is a medical emergency.