Liposuction is one of the safest cosmetic procedures performed today when done properly. Using new advancements, such as tumescent anesthesia and SmartLipo, contouring your body is safe and very effective to help you acheive a more shapely body. The prior problems with traditional liposuction are minimized, some just don’t ever occur. This new liposuction safety has been confirmed by multiple studies.
A recent article discussed the safety of tumescent liposuction as performedÂ using these new technologies. Approximately 600,000 liposuction procedures are performed in the U.S. This study, from 2004-2005, reviewed 3,500 cases. Results of the study showed that ninety percent (90%) of patients rated their anesthesia, using tumescent fluid and the surgery performed while the patient is awake, as excellent with no significant pain. After six months, ninety percent of patients had a high level of satisfaction of the results.
The clinical complication rate was very lowÂ (6%) and were considered miner. They included hematomas, seromas, hyperpigmentation, hardness, and abrasions. All these problems usually resolve over time.
No severe complications occured. There were no deaths, perforations of peritoneum or thorax, sensory nerve damage, pulmonary embolism, respiratory arrest, seizures, drug toxicity, or thrombophlebitis, with only one case of infection reported.
According to Cosmetic Surgery in Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, April 2008, For the appropriate patient, the results can be considered miraculous, achieving in a short session what would otherwise be unattainable.
Robert L. True, MD, FACOG, AACS Colleyville, TX817-399-TRUE Smart Choices for a Better Body: SmartLipo – Smart Breast Aug – Smart Tummy Tuck – Aesthetics – Gynecology – The True Wellness