There are always risks associated with surgery involving anaesthetic, including an adverse reaction to the medicine, infection, and bleeding. Blood accumulations (haematomas) under the skin are possible, although this often resolves itself given time. Temporary numbness of the skin at the site of the operation may be experienced for a few days, and in very rare cases, a lack of sensation may persist or skin discolouration may appear. Occasionally contour irregularities or wrinkling of the skin can occur, but there are various treatments available in the unlikely event that this could happen to you. Sometimes an embolism may happen, which is when a piece of loosened fat enters the blood stream through ruptured blood vessels and travels to an organ. This is serious and would need immediate treatment, although again, it is a very rare complication of liposuction surgery.