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. A thin tube-like instrument called an ultrasonic probe is inserted beneath the skin through a small incision. The probe is manoeuvred in a crisscross pattern while sound waves generate negative pressure, causing the fat cells to implode, or collapse, and liquefy. The liquefied fat and anaesthetic fluid are removed using gentle suction.
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.
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