Liposuction Risks and Complications

Potential Risks and Complications with Liposuction

Skin Re-Draping Problems

Liposuction is not an exact science and so the skin may not re-drape exactly after surgery.


Differences between the areas treated may necessitate further surgery.


Small scars may form where the incisions are made to allow for the liposuctin cannula. Scar revision may be necessary after everything is healed.


Rare and usually treatable with antibiotics.


Rare but may require surgical intervention.

Deep Venous-Thrombosis/ Pulmonary Embolism

Blood clots that form in the legs that may travel to the lungs causing difficulty with respiration and requiring hospitalization. Prevention is key using compression stockings and early ambulation.

Need for revisionary surgery

The above complications may necessitate further surgery.