What are possible side effects and complications of liposuction?

Some of the possible side effects include bruising; a change in your skin sensation that may be persistent; damage to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs; deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot in a vein); fluid accumulation; infection; irregular contours or asymmetries; irregular pigmentation; the need for revision surgery; persistent swelling; poor wound healing; rippling or loose skin; worsening of cellulite; swelling, and a thermal burn or heat injury from the lipoplasty technique.

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