Does Liposuction Safety Require Surgery in a Hospital?
No. The vast majority of liposuction surgeries are performed in an office or outpatient surgical facility. Liposuction in an accredited office is probably safer than liposuction done in a hospital. Liposuction in the hospital seems to be more dangerous. One possible explanation for this is that liposuction surgery in the hospital tends to be accomplished under general anesthesia which permits both excessive amounts of liposuction and the simultaneous performance of multiple unrelated surgical procedures at the same time as liposuction. Hospital surgery is associated with an increased risk of surgical wound infections.