1- Allergic Reaction: This would be Reaction to local anesthesia, latex, or tape adhesive or medications in most cases.
2- Infection: This risk is very low, and the procedures are done under standard sterile surgical skin preparation, isolation and sterile protocols. There is a extremely low risk of infection, and only patients with artificial joints or heart valve/stents are usually prophylactically covered with antibiotics.
3- Excessive Bleeding or Clot Formation: Very unlikely, and no known report of hematoma formation in use of the microcannula system.
4- Irregularity At Donor Site: Very unlikely due to small volumes (usually only 4-8 teaspoons) needed and to our knowledge has not been reported as a common factor in micro-lipoharvesting procedures the current medical literature.
5- Fat or Blood Embolism: Extremely unlikely events, patients are often ask to continue taking a “child’s” aspirin (81 mg). At this dose, aspirin will not materially impact the inflammatory processes. to our knowledge, this has not been reported using microcannula use in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgical or medical-surgical literature at this time.
6- Incomplete Improvement Of Problem: Although many patients are significantly helped, complete wound healing is not within the control of the patient or the physician, therefore, no promises or guarantees can be given
7- Worsening Of Condition: This has not been reported at this point in time, and is thought to be a subjective patient response, or, advancement of disease or injury processes.
8- Temporary or Permanent Injury To Nerves: Any injection may injure nerve structures in the path of the needle used to inject, however, use of Ultrasound and Doppler in use to avoid this issue. This is typically transient, with gradual improvement over time and healing.
9- May Not Eliminate The Need For Open Surgery: Even if invasive surgery is required after regenerative therapy, often patient’s outcomes are believed to be improved based on more effective healing response.
10- There is almost always at least some temporary discomfort or occasionally significant pain following treatment, and appropriate medication can be prescribed.
11- If sedation is used for the procedure, the risk of sedation (very rare) and reactions to these medications is possible.