What are the risks associated with liposuction?

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July 12, 2013

Bleeding or infection rarely occurs from liposuction. Fat embolism syndrome can occur when fat droplets enter the bloodstream and become trapped in the lungs. Toxicity from the local anesthetic agent infused into the tissues can occur in large volume cases. Any of these problems may require additional treatment that includes hospitalization. Despite these possibilities, complications from liposuction are rare.


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