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Lipoplasty (Ultrasonic Assisted) (cont.)

Are There Risks Involved With Ultrasonic-Assisted Lipoplasty?

UAL has a good safety record to date, but carries the same risks as all liposuction surgery, such as rare occurrence of infection, blood or fat clots; or cosmetic risks like a change in skin pigmentation, or skin texture. Post-operative fluid collections, known as seromas may also form. However these can be drained with a needle and a syringe.

Unique to UAL is the risk of burns caused by heat from the ultrasonic probe. This risk is minimized when performed by a surgeon skilled in lipoplasty. Some patients may have an adverse reaction to the anesthetic, and may develop redness or other pigment changes.

How Much Does Ultrasonic-Assisted Lipoplasty Cost?

Ask to talk with a representative who can explain the costs of the procedure and payment options. Like other elective cosmetic procedures, UAL is not covered by health insurance plans.

Reviewed by the doctors at The Cleveland Clinic, Department of Plastic Surgery.

Edited by Charlotte E. Grayson , MD, Sept. 2003.

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Last Editorial Review: 1/31/2005 7:05:18 AM

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