Liposuction Side Effects, Risks, Safety

For safety reasons, in an outpatient surgical center like Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics, the maximum allowed volume of fat to be taken during a liposuction is 5 liters. The patient’s age is another limitation that needs to be taken into account because Dr. Angelina Postoev performs liposuction on people over 18 years old.


Liposuction is usually done under general anesthesia meaning that a patient is asleep. If the target area is small, we can use sedation to make a patient feel drowsy and relaxed. However, the patient’s health condition is the main consideration when choosing the type of anesthesia.

Like any surgery, liposuction carries risks associated with anesthesia, incisions, scarring, and healing. Possible complications after a liposuction are:

  • swelling;
  • bruising;
  • loose skin;
  • fluid collection;
  • skin pigmentation;
  • infection;
  • heat injury;
  • trombosis.

While some of the risks (e.g. swelling and bruising) are very common and easily can be managed, others should be avoided at all times. Therefore, it’s extremely important that your surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon and that he/she is board-certified. Dr. Angelina Postoev is triple board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer liposuction for men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia. Contact SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation.

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