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Risks of thigh liposuction

Liposuction might seem like a miracle treatment for intractable cellulite. Despite all that, some serious risks or complications are tied with this co...


Liposuction might seem like a miracle treatment for intractable cellulite. Despite all that, some serious risks or complications are tied with this cosmetic surgery. Thigh liposuction might seem superb at first. And people take the whole thing lightly considering the operation is simple and quick. But remember that different types of infections, seromas, or irritating allergic reactions can actually double (or worse triple) the trouble – especially the recovery time.

Allergic Reactions
Liposuction surgery generally is carried out keeping the patient under anesthesia. Drugs used for anesthetizing patients (e.g. barbiturates or ketamine) could cause some serious and even lethal allergic reactions.

Since liposuction calls for incisions into the thighs, there’re always chances that harmful bacteria will enter in the healing course. When those wounds aren’t kept clean enough, the result might be even more serious infections.

Blood Clots
Oftentimes after liposuction, people try sitting or lying down for too long. Unless recommended by the surgeons, the operated patient must not do that. A much better idea is to be up, moving and walking all around for preventing the blood clots. Since, clots occur within the legs as well as lungs for a long span of inactivity; this can cause some serious health hazards. Same applies for those situations when lots or lungs are left untreated for too long.

Irregular Shape
This is one of the ugliest liposuction side effects and happens when equal quantity of fat isn’t extracted from both the thighs. Just imagine how a woman will look with thighs shaped horribly uneven. Also, when the surgeon lacks the expertise and training, results after liposuction would turn out to be lumpy and/or abnormally shaped thighs.

Extra Skin
When the surgeons remove large quantity of fat, their skin might become permanently stretched for making room for the fat which isn’t any longer present in your thighs. For getting rid of such extra skin, it might be essential that you get ready for yet another surgery. And needless to say, another surgery would mean yet another chunk of anesthesia, with more risks of diseases from those open incisions.

Overall, these are among the most prominent thigh liposuction side effects.

Factors involved in liposuction recovery


Though liposuction isn’t usually regarded as a major surgery, usually it causes wide-ranging disruption and side effects on the body systems. So following your liposuction surgery, you must allow lots of time for healing yourself. Here are some tips to recover from liposuction surgery while staying clear of major and minor liposuction side effects.

Wear the compression garments – preferably full-time. And keep it that way for at least 2 weeks. After that, you can wear those part-time. Stay like that for another week. If you want thigh liposuction or buttocks liposuction, the doctor is likely to have you well fitted for a special pair of compression shorts (which looks like girdle). And when it comes to love handle liposuction, the patient is fitted with some sort of elastic vest.

Make a habit of urinating more frequently. You need to stick to this practice for one or two days after the procedure. When you have tumescent liposuction, it’s likely that the body will keep absorbing anesthesia fluids. So the kidneys will keep trying expelling it.

If you feel pain, you need to take some oral analgesics. Avoid taking aspirin unless your doctor orders to do you so. This interferes a lot with clotting. A lot of doctors these days will suggest acetaminophen (this may be with or without any codeine).

Keep eating ONLY lightly at the beginning. This helps reduce the possibility of nausea. You should try saltines as well as a bowl of light and clear soup. This should be the first postoperative meal.

Drink some additional liquids everyday, since this helps the body readjust its fluid balance. In most of the cases, the effects of the anesthesia alter these effects. And put dressings onto those small liposuction wounds which seem to leak. These wounds are likely to stop draining in 48 hours or so.

Avoid taking showers or baths on the initial postoperative day. You should rather wait till the 2nd day, or do just the doctors recommend. Avoid exercising, strenuous lifting and bending over at least for 3 or 4 days. Again, you must not work out aerobically for at least 3 weeks. You will then be able to return to your work. But if you are doing some sort of physically demanding jobs, you have to wait even longer.

Stay connected with the doctor to handle these liposuction side effects well.