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Liposuction Safety

liposuction safetyLipoplasty or Suction Lipectomy (liposuction) is one the most frequent procedures performed in many countries around the world. Although this procedure is very safe, there are serious risks that may attend this procedure. For example the death rate as a result of liposuction is about 1/5000.
It must be remembered that liposuction is performed by many health care practitioners that are not trained in Plastic Surgery. Dermatologist, Internist, Gynecologist, Oral surgeons, Otolarynologist, and even some dentist have been known to perform liposuction. Liposuction should be performed in a facility that has the equipment and personnel to deal with life threatening situations.
The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery created a task force for establishing the risks of Liposuction. Among the risk factors that are known for liposuction they named the following as most important:
1. Injecting too much fluid
2. Removing too much fat
3. Performing too many procedures at the same time
4. Performing the procedure for the wrong indication
5. Inadequate monitoring of the patient after large volume liposuction.

In the past several years the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has recommended a maximum of 5000cc of fat removal in one day. Since this rule has been established the number of deaths as a result of liposuction performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons has dramatically decreased.

Obviously prevention of problems is the best solution to the problem of complications. To avoid complications it is best to have a healthy and suitable surgical candidate. The surgeon should be a well trained plastic surgeon. There should be a qualified anesthesiologist. The procedure should be performed in a accredited surgical facility.


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PlasticsurgeryI is a website that provides information on Plastic Surgery, including answers to questions about Lipousction, Tummy Tuck Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Facelift, Rhinoplasty, Eyelid lift , Fat Grafting, and Non Surgical Procedures like injection of Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Botox and much more. If you are having cosmetic surgery in Virginia, Washington DC, or Maryland you may want to visit Metropolitan Plastic Surgery Center with offices in Woodbridge Virginia and Arlington Virginia. Dr.Marefat, the medical director of Metropolitan Plastic Surgery, is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. He specializes in breast enlargement, abdominoplasty, buttock augmentation, fat grafting, facial cosmetic surgery, and laser surgery for the face and body. View his before and after surgery photographs and schedule your free cosmetic consultation today.

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