There are so many arguments concerning getting liposuction. Have you wondered if it’s worth it for you, or if it’s dangerous to your health? If you have, then stick to the end of this post, as we walk you through some of the benefits, and also the side effects of getting liposuction. 

What is liposuction? 

Liposuction is a cosmetic operation that eliminates fat that won’t go away despite diet and exercise.

To improve the shape of your hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, and beneath the chin or face, a plastic or dermatologic surgeon performs the surgery. However, liposuction can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, breast reductions, and stomach tucks.

How painful is liposuction?

Because you’ll most likely be under general anesthetic for the surgery, liposuction isn’t extremely uncomfortable. However, you may have significant agony after waking up from your procedure.

How much fat can liposuction remove? 

Between six and eight pounds of fat can be safely eliminated with liposuction (three to four liters). The risk of problems increases as the volume of fat removed increases.

Benefits of a liposuction

Some of the benefits of getting liposuction include: 

It is a safe removal of fat 

Perhaps one of the top reasons that liposuction is becoming so popular is that it is such a safe procedure. 

It eliminates fats permanently

The fat cells will not regrow once they have been eliminated! It’s important to remember, though, that just because you lose fat cells in one area of your body doesn’t imply you won’t grow fat in another. It’s critical to maintain your weight following a liposuction treatment to avoid gaining weight in other places of your body.

It improves your appearance

Liposuction enhances your look by creating a more visually pleasing physique and altering how others see you.

Does liposuction have side effects? 

There are some side effects to getting a liposuction, some of which include: 

  • Inconsistencies in the contour due to irregular fat removal, poor skin elasticity, and atypical healing, your skin may appear bumpy, wavy, or withered. These modifications could be permanent. Damage to the skin caused by the thin tube (cannula) used during liposuction may leave the skin permanently spotted.
  • There is a buildup of fluid. Seromas are temporary pockets of fluid that grow under the skin. It’s possible that this fluid will need to be drained with a needle.
  • Numbness. In the affected area, you may have temporary or permanent numbness. Nerve discomfort that is only temporary is also conceivable.
  • Infection. Skin infections are uncommon, although they can happen. A life-threatening skin infection is possible.
  • Puncture on the inside. An internal organ can be punctured by a cannula that penetrates too deeply. This may necessitate immediate surgical intervention.
  • Embolism of fat. Broken pieces of released fat can get stuck in a blood artery and collect in the lungs or move to the brain. A fat embolism is a life-threatening medical condition.

The risks can increase if the doctor is working on a large part of your body. 


There are a lot of benefits in getting a liposuction. Nevertheless, there are risks too, but these risks can be avoided if you discuss your expectations regarding the surgery with your surgeon prior to the procedure. 

Your surgeon will go over your medical history with you and inquire about any medical concerns you might have as well as any drugs, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking.