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Hip Liposuction

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Hip Liposuction

What is Hip Liposuction?

During hip liposuction, fat deposits are removed from the hips. This procedure is performed by flushing the area with saline and then using a local anesthetic to contract the skin and blood vessels prior to aspirating the fat.

Also Known As:

  • Lipo of hip
  • Hip lipo
  • Liposuction of the hip

Conditions Treated with Hip Liposuction:

Hip liposuction is performed in cases of fat deposits that are excessive or resistant to exercise.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Hip Liposuction:

Weight loss is a non-surgical alternative to hip liposuction. There are no comparable surgical alternatives.

Anesthesia with Hip Liposuction:

Hip liposuction can be performed with local anesthesia. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Hip Liposuction:

Possible risks following hip liposuction include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, blood clots, scarring, pain, swelling, muscle damage, blood vessel damage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for the area to be uneven or asymmetric.

Prognosis after Hip Liposuction:

The prognosis for a positive end result following hip liposuction is good.

Recovery from Hip Liposuction:

Total recovery from hip liposuction takes two to four weeks.

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