While liposuction is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States, it is still a surgical procedure. Like all surgical procedures, liposuction does come with some risks that should be carefully considered prior to making your treatment decision.

Board-certified Atlanta liposuction surgeon Dr. Mark Crispin believes that our patients deserve all of the information they need to make an informed decision about what is best for their bodies. During your initial consultation, he will be happy to discuss liposuction risks and benefits, and help you determine if this is the best procedure for you.

Potential Liposuction Risks

Liposuction may come with surgical risks including:

  • Excessive bleeding or fluid loss
  • Infection
  • Reactions to anesthesia

Liposuction may also come with aesthetic risks such as:

  • Dimpling
  • Asymmetrical results
  • Improper incision healing/scarring

In extremely rare instances, liposuction may result in:

  • Friction burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Damage to vital organs

Dr. Crispin is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who takes every care to help you avoid any and all liposuction risks. You can further decrease your risks by closely following all of Dr. Crispin’s care instructions. These things will be discussed in detail during your liposuction consultation.

If you live in or around Atlanta, Georgia and would like honest information about the risks and benefits of liposuction surgery, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation.