Liposuction surgery is one of the two most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons.

There were over 3,000 liposuction procedures carried out in 2012, the cost varying depending on the extent of the treatment performed.

The parts of the body most commonly treated by liposuction are the arms, inner and outer thighs, stomach, hips, buttocks, knees and chin.

There are various methods of liposuction. Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) is one of the most common types which involves the aspiration of fat by attaching a pump that generates a vacuum.

A cannula (a thin hollow straw like tube) is inserted under the skin to manually loosen fat. Suction is applied through the cannula to remove the fat from the body with specialized vacuum-powered equipment.

The risks of liposuction include;

  • Blood clots
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring/abnormal scarring
  • Lumpy and uneven areas
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Skin burns

If you have suffered from any of the above health issues following liposuction surgery and your surgeon either didn’t fully advise you of the risks beforehand or did not take sufficient care during surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our specialist all-female team who will be happy to discuss this with you in private and confidentially.

Call us today on 0800 083 6290.