Implications of Liposuction

We all want to be beautiful but sometimes, too much of something is bad. Last Friday, July 5, 2013, a 44 year old woman was reported dead here in Singapore because of liposuction. The woman simply wanted a slim figure but that cost her life.

They say liposuction is a safe procedure especially with the medical updates and innovation. There are few complications and risks recorded. However, we should be aware that no procedure is perfect. Minor complications are common but it can easily be fixed. What are the complications involved?


You can experience temporary soreness and numbness around the treated areas. You can also encounter swelling and bruising.


Scarring can happen if there are irritations around the incision.

Baggy skin

The skin should tighten in a few months but for others, it remains loose.

Extreme blood loss

Blood loss or fluid loss is highly unlikely but it doesn’t mean it won’t happen. This is life threatening.

Pulmonary Edema

Pulmonary Edema is characterized by the accumulation of fluids in the lungs. This is because of the large volume of fluid infused in the body.


There are times that infection happens. When this happens, antibiotic should be taken. Failure to take antibiotics will cause serious implications.

So before you consider liposuction, you have to make sure that you are ready for it. If you want to reduce the chances of complications and risks, it is better not to consider it at all. You can still lose weight the natural way. You should consider regular exercise and eating right. Of course, losing weight the natural way is tiring but that is just part of the whole thing.

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