How Safe is Liposuction?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


Like all surgeries, liposuction comes with some degree of risk. However, liposuction complications are rare when the procedure is performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in an accredited surgical facility. Dr. Fata takes great care to minimize your risk by adhering to the strictest safety standards and using proven tumescent liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction methods that are tailored to your specific needs. Rare surgical complications include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Skin discoloration
    • Reactions to anesthesia

By carefully examining your medical history and performing key pre-operative tests, Dr. Fata can anticipate any complications that might arise and discuss them with you prior to surgery. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions that would interfere with surgery or healing, you may not be a good candidate for liposuction. Dr. Fata will discuss alternative options with you if this is the case. Otherwise, as long as you are in strong health and follow Dr. Fata’s pre- and post-operative instructions, you can safely enjoy the improved figure and contours that so many of our other patients have obtained through liposuction. For examples of our results, please visit our liposuction before-and-after gallery. If you have further questions about liposuction, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata.