4 Warning Signs to Look for After Your Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction removes excess body fat deposits from a patient who is unable to lose them with exercise and diet. It is one of the more commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the world. Problem body areas are contoured and reshaped with liposuction. In most cases, liposuction is done as an outpatient procedure, and it can take several weeks for full recovery. While this procedure is relatively safe, all surgical procedures come with some risk.

Knowing some of the most common warning signs to look after your liposuction surgery can help ease headaches and stress. Four of them include:


As with all surgical procedures, liposuction has a risk of infection. An infection may be indicated by extreme redness, warmth, irritation, and pain at the site of the incision. A high fever of over 101.5 can also be an indicator of infection. Contact your plastic surgeon immediately if you notice any of these warning signs.

Skin Necrosis

Following liposuction, the skin on the surgical area can die. There is more than one reason this occurs, but when it does the skin first changes color and then falls off. In the majority of cases, this is part of a normal healing process. However, this can lead to an increased risk for infection. Also, if you notice your surgical site has an abnormal appearance, consult with your surgeon.


A hematoma is a buildup of blood outside of a blood vessel and can be somewhat normal following plastic surgery. A hematoma typically results in a swollen or bruised appearance where the blood has collected. In the majority of cases, there is no reason to be concerned. However, the hematoma can become painful and blood flow to the area can be decreased when it becomes too large. It is best to call your surgeon if this occurs as some of the blood may need to be removed with a syringe.


On occasion, an accumulation of lymphatic clear fluid can occur around the surgical site. A seroma is similar to a hematoma and is not dangerous  unless it becomes too big or grows a bacteria. Your surgeon may wish to remove the excess fluid with a syringe if it builds ups.


Another issue that occurs after Liposuction is an inflammatory response that produces lumps, bumps, and hard knots. This is also a problem when the right type of compression garment isn’t worn after Liposuction or when a abdominal binder is used. This binder causes a ridge or shelf above and below especially when sitting and flexed during the day.


Sometimes patients may notice wavy or uneven Dips after a Liposuction procedure. This is due to poor compression garment fitment or scar tissue that retracts and pulls the tissue in. It can also be a result of uneven suctioning during the Lipo procedure.

Aspen Rehabilitation Technique

The Aspen Rehabilitation Technique is an effective way of treating lumps, bumps, hard knots and Contour Irregularities after liposuction surgery. This is a painless, non-invasive procedure that results in a flatter, smoother stomach. The Aspen Rehabilitation Technique is a patented process available through Aspen After Surgery Center located in Coral Springs, Florida and offers a 1-week FAST TRACK for qualified patients.

Typically, the cost of travel and treatment is less than surgery and comes with none of the risks.  If you are considering plastic surgery or have already gone through the process, call us today to speak with one Aspen’s experts.

As surgery has a high re-occurrence rate for these issues happening over and over, The Aspen Treatment can also be provided in a patient’s surgeons office. Ask your surgeon for the Aspen After Surgery Treatment as an inexpensive option to surgery.