Is Liposuction Considered Major Surgery?

Getting any kind of procedure done is a big deal no matter what. When it comes to cosmetic and plastic surgery in Los Angeles, there are several different types of procedures that aim to shape and beautify the body. We want to help you strengthen your confidence and bring out your inner self-love.

One of the most popular procedures that we perform on patients at the office of Dr. Vishal Kapoor is liposuction. People often view liposuction as a less intense type of surgery than other cosmetic treatments. But, what kind of surgery is it really? Are there liposuction risks you should be aware of?

Let’s take a look at what liposuction is, and how our Beverly Hills cosmetic plastic surgeon treats the surgical procedure. Below, you’ll find out whether or not you are a good candidate for liposuction and what our team can do for you!

Liposuction Overview

Liposuction is a common and often sought-after plastic surgery that takes fat from certain areas of the body. Typically, Dr. Kapoor makes a small, minimally-invasive incision and inserts a vacuum-like tube to remove excess fat.

Liposuction surgery serves different purposes. In most cases, Dr. Kapoor performs liposuction as part of another major procedure such as breast augmentation or butt lift. While many believe it is a treatment for weight loss, it is not. It should not substitute a diet or exercise, and it is mainly used to remove excess fat for medical and health reasons.

One of the biggest reasons why patients are worried about whether liposuction is considered a major surgery is because, with major surgery, there are risks and complications associated with it. Let’s take a moment to discuss liposuction risks.

Liposuction Risks and Complications

A comprehensive list of liposuction risks before, during, and after the surgery can be found on Healthline, and some of its major components include:

  • Complications with anesthesia
  • Nerve damage
  • Puncture wounds in the body or organs
  • Clots of fat or blood after the procedure
  • Infection
  • Post-procedure reactions to anesthesia
  • Scarring or troubles with the new contour of the body

The main liposuction risk is bleeding, which is something to be expected with all major surgeries.

Before you invest in the procedure, Dr. Kapoor will talk with you about the possible liposuction risks and complications, depending on your specific needs and past history. If you are a good candidate for a liposuction procedure, you can move forward with planning your customized treatment.

Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?

At the office of Dr. Vishal Kapoor, we base candidacy for liposuction off of the following requirements. You must:

  • Be in fairly good medical health
  • Not be a smoker
  • Be without a life-threatening condition or illness
  • Have excess pockets of fat in specific areas of the body, which include:
    – Breasts
    – Upper arms
    – Thighs
    – Abdomen
    – Hips
    – Cheeks
    – Calves

Whether you will get liposuction alone or in tandem with another approved plastic surgery procedure, our board-certified cosmetic surgeon can help you find a custom solution to bring out your inner beauty.

Get Warm and Friendly Treatment with us Today!

If you’re considering an exciting change to your contours and body, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kapoor today. Our liposuction procedures are safe, using the most advanced tools to leave little or no mark on your body after recovery is complete. If you have more questions about whether liposuction is the right procedure for you, feel free to contact us online at any time. You are also welcomed to call our office at (310) 321-4710 at any time to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you become your new and confident self!


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