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cosmetic surgery procedures

Potential liposuction risks

It is essential you understand all the risks involved with liposuction to make an informed decision before proceeding. Complications associated with liposuction may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Excessive fluid loss, which can lead to shock
  • Seroma formation (fluid accumulation under the skin)
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Swelling and fluid accumulation
  • Poor wound healing
  • Bruising
  • A potential need for revision surgery
  • Pain, which may be ongoing
  • Lignocaine toxicity (if the solution’s lignocaine content is too high)
  • Change in skin sensation or numbness
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs and abdominal organs
  • Death


  • Asymmetry or ‘baggy’ skin surface
  • Skin rippling
  • Excessive loose skin
  • Poor (or significant) scarring
  • Missed areas
  • Abnormal skin pigmentation or skin discolouration
  • Persistent swelling in the legs

Dr Feldman will discuss all potential surgical risks with you at your initial consultation. She will be happy to address any concerns or questions so that you are fully informed before proceeding with your surgery.