Liposuction has the same complications as any surgical procedures. There is the chance of bleeding and infection, although this hardly ever occurs. Immediately after the procedure, the skin is swollen, discolored and sensitive. The remaining swelling and hard nodules will sometimes take several months to settle down and so the numbness of the skin will take time to disappear.
If the skin doesn’t contract sufficiently it is sometimes necessary to excise the loose skin which will result in additional scarring. Slight irregularities of the surface of the skin sometimes are present, and, to minimize these, the liposuction is performed from different directions and never too superficial.
If not all excess fat has been removed or when the result is asymmetric it is possible to correct this with additional liposuction procedures.