Negligent Liposuction Surgery Compensation

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excess and undesired fat from beneath the skin's surface. The fat is removed with a vacuum in areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not intended as a weight loss method, rather as a spot reduction and body contouring process, but a reduction in clothing size is usually achieved.

Liposuction is most often performed on the thighs, abdomen and buttocks in women and lower waist and chest in men. Areas that can be problematic are sometimes due to inherited tendencies to store fat in spots.

The procedure is performed by first administering a local anaesthetic to the area to be treated although sometimes a general anaesthetic is used. Incisions are made in the area to be treated and then a cannula is inserted into the incisions, moved backwards and forwards and the fat sucked out. The incisions are then sutured resulting in small scars.

Tumescent technique

An alternative to the convention technique is the Tumescent technique where salt water is injected beneath the skin. The salt water contains an anaesthetic plus a small amount of adrenaline to shrink the blood vessels. This technique usually results in a reduction in post operative pain, swelling and bruising.

Once the liposuction is complete the fat will not return unless the individual gains weight although there is a misconception that fat is redistributed to other parts of the body following the procedure.

Many complications of liposuction have been recorded, including bleeding, numbness, shock and even death, but most of them are very rare. Disappointment with a less than satisfactory result is far more common.

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