Butt Shaping Liposuction Surgery Risks and Safety

Butt Shaping Liposuction Surgery Risks and Safety

Posted on October 5, 2022

Buttock Lipo Risks and Safety

A butt liposuction cosmetic surgery can be individualized to accommodate the unique requirements of each patient and provide desirable results.

It is possible to achieve a sexy, voluptuous butt with this procedure. However, like any surgery, buttock enhancement involves some amount of risk. The surgeon will explain the potential risks during the initial consultation to help the patient make an informed choice.

Common Risks

A butt liposuction is a relatively safe and predictable procedure. However, as with any surgery, it carries some inherent risks such as:


There is a possibility of the surgical sites becoming infected in case the surgical instruments were not appropriately sterilized or if the patient did not clean their wounds as directed by the surgeon.

If the patient experiences persistent pain, redness, fever, yellow or green discharge, or a foul smell coming from the surgical site, they should reach out to their surgeon immediately.


Scarring is minimal in liposuction cosmetic surgery. However, traditional lipo incisions may produce slightly more significant scars. These will fade away over a period of time and should be placed discreetly. In any case, the patient should be prepared for some scarring if they are considering liposuction.

Fluid Accumulation (Seroma)

The patient can experience fluid accumulation under their incisions due to damage to blood vessels, cells, and tissues. This can lead to painful inflammation and increase the probability of developing an infection. It is important to undertake proper drain and incision care to reduce seroma risks.

Excessive Bleeding

The patient may experience excessive bleeding because of inappropriately sutured incisions, poor healing, or anticoagulant meds. The patient should refrain from vigorous activity in the initial month following the butt lift to minimize their risks for bleeding.

Tissue Necrosis

Sometimes modifications to the tissues can restrict their nutritional and blood supply causing these tissues to die. These compromised cells can lead to skin discoloration, irregularities, and stiffness. The surgeon may need to extract the dead tissue surgically to resolve this problem.

Prolonged Sensation Loss

The patient will experience some amount of numbness in the butt tissue after the surgery. This is normal, and the sensation typically returns slowly. But if nerves sustain damage during the surgery, the patient may face a prolonged or permanent sensation loss.

Blood Clotting

Placing incisions on the skin could cause blood clotting (hematoma) or even lead to substantial blood clots clumping in the legs (thrombosis). These clots can be fatal if they reach the brain, lungs, or heart.

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