Thromboembolism Risk with Liposuction

One of the rare dangers of liposuction Mexico is the development of a venous thromboembolism, or blood clot. A thromboembolism that that travels to the lung is the leading cause of death after liposuction.

Deep vein thrombosis, also known as deep thrombophlebitis, is a blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein, usually in the legs. Clots can form in superficial veins and in deep veins.

Deep veins are the veins near the bones that are surrounded by muscle. These veins lie deeper under the skin and return more blood to the heart than surface veins. Blood clots with inflammation in superficial veins rarely cause serious problems. But clots in deep veins (deep vein thrombosis) require immediate medical care.

How can deep vein thrombosis be prevented?

There are things you can do to prevent deep vein thrombosis:

  • Wear compression stockings
  • Increasing fiber intake can help digestive health as well as reduce the pressure put on varicose veins
  • Adding additional amounts of vitamin C to your diet can ensure that blood vessels are getting support
  • Hot and cold baths helps reduce pain and improve circulation in the legs afflicted with varicose veins

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