Risks of Skin Necrosis (Skin Death) During Liposuction/Lipoplasty
Risk of skin necrosis due to lack of oxygen
or tissue trauma
Surgery | Types of Lipoplasty
| Best Candidates | Super
Wet | Tumescent Method
| Ultrasonic | For
Cellulite | To Treat Obesity
Health Risks of Skin Necrosis During Liposuction
Skin necrosis is the medical term for skin death. Skin dies when its oxygen supply is cut off or when subjected to trauma, either of which is possible during liposuction or any plastic surgery. Dead skin typically changes color and may be shed from the body.
Skin Necrosis During Lipoplasty
Liposuction surgery may cause skin necrosis in a variety of ways. Ultrasonic assisted liposuction may lead to skin necrosis if the ultrasonic energy burns the blood vessels that supply the skin with oxygen, or the skin itself. This type of lipoplasty is also associated with a strain of bacteria that kills skin. Aggressive cross-suctioning that injures or causes trauma to the skin may also trigger skin necrosis.
Liposuction Skin Necrosis Can Lead to Infection
Another health risk associated with skin necrosis is infection. When skin dies it can become infected with bacteria or microorganisms.
Tumescent Liposuction May Reduce Risk of Skin Necrosis
Because tumescent lipoplasty employs microcannulas which are smaller, gentler and easier to control, it may help reduce skin necrosis. In addition, the use of ant-bacterial local anesthetic reduces the possibility of infection as a cause (or consequence) of necrosis of the skin.
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