Dangers of Liposuction
Referred to as lipo, lipoplasty, or liposculpture, liposuction is a cosmetic surgery to remove unwanted and excess fat from certain “problem areas” on your body. Some of the most common areas include the stomach, thighs, buttocks, chin, neck, and calves. Roughly 400,000 people receive liposuction every year in the United States and spend over $635.5 million in the hope of regaining their shape when exercise and diet fail. Unfortunately, as with any surgery, there are inherent risks to liposuction that could potentially harm the patient.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a doctor’s negligent actions, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice case to recover damages for medical bills and lost wages. To discuss your case with a dedicated attorney, contact the Clearwater personal injury lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.L.C. at (727) 441-9030.
Risks of Liposuction
The risks of liposuction range from mild to severe, but your doctor should always explain them to you before beginning the procedure. Some common risks include:
- Contour irregularities (permanent damage to the skin). It may appear withered or bumpy.
- Excessive bruising
- Blood clots in veins. Typically in the heart, lungs, or brain
- Prolonged or permanent loss of sensation near the surgical site
- Post-procedure infections
These are just a few common complications. While some might be unavoidable side effects of a procedure, others might be the direct result of medical errors. In the latter circumstance, a civil lawsuit might be appropriate.