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RISKS AND SAFETY

The decision to have body lift surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. Your plastic surgeon and/or staffs will explain to you in detail the risk associated with the surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks of potential complications
POSSIBLE RISKS OF BODY LIFT SURGERY INCLUDE:

Anesthesia risks
Poor wound healing
Bleeding (hematoma)
Infections
Fluid accumulation (blood or serum)
Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
Major wound separation
Asymmetries
Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
 Pain, which may persist
Persistent swelling in the legs
Skin discoloration and/or swelling
Skin loss
Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that require removal
Unfavorable scarring
Recurrent looseness of skin
Possible need for revisional surgery
These risks and others will be fully disclosed prior to your consent. It is important to address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

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