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Liposuction Kills. Death by Liposuction Procedures, Risks, Problems and Dangers

Updated on July 29, 2017
Before & After Liposuction
Before & After Liposuction

Liposuction can kill.

What is liposuction ?

Liposuction, the surgical procedure to remove unwanted fat from any area of the body.

Although most liposuction operations performed end well for the prospective patient, there are many that do not.

Countless people bear the severe scarring left from small liposuction operations as well as being left in agony for days, weeks and even months.

The increase in overseas operations has seen an alarming rise in the number of complaints against surgeries and surgeons after botched operations. Patients have died after leaving the surgery.

Most complaints against foreign operations come to nothing, as the surgeries simply close down and move on.

Unlicensed cosmetic surgeons within the USA, UK, and Western Europe perform liposuction operations without sterile surroundings or equipment, and without any general medical knowledge.

The state medical boards across America have closed many of these illegal plastic surgeries down. The closures only occurred after patients have been severely disfigured or have died from medical malpractice. Unfortunately, they simply move on and re-open somewhere else.


Death From Liposuction

There are many dangers and risks involved with liposuction, the worst case scenario is death.

Orange County

Patient dies of blood loss after liposuction operation went wrong. The blood was sucked out with the fat during 10 x 30 minute sessions. The doctor performing the operation lost his license, but could re-apply for it again six months later.

Miami

Husband found his wife dead on the sofa after he woke up in the morning. The liposuction was performed on her by an unlicensed surgeon. The lady complained of feeling 'tired' after the procedure and went to sleep, never to wake up again.

Maryland

A woman died after her body became infected after minimal invasive liposurgery. Without proper medical after care treatment, any internal infection can become dangerous.

Death Abroad.

There are no precise statistics for death from liposuction in foreign countries. There are many horror stories concerning the huge quantity of non-medically trained personnel performing liposuction surgery.

Scaring

Scarring caused by liposuction may never dissappear, no matter what is tried. The most proficient way to reduce the scars is to get laser treatment, which may also scar the skin tissue.

Every surgical procedure produces a scar of types, but untrained staff can leave excessive scarring.

The scars are caused by the cannula as it enters the body to begin suctioning the fat off. A scar will be made for each inscision into the patients body.

The amount of scars will depend upon the area of the body and the amount of fat to be removed.

Most scars will be hidden within natural creases of the body. But excessive scarring can easily occur when care is not taken by both the surgeon and the patient.

Unlicensed surgeons may use their own front room as a surgery. This ensures that hygiene levels are low and internal infections may occur soon afterwards.

Even experienced surgeons make mistakes.

Stomach Liposuction

Surgeon Qualifiactions

The lax rules and legislation's concerning liposuction surgeons in the UK and USA allows unscrupulous people to cash in.

To become a liposuction surgeon, there are no qualifications required.

Only qualified medical staff whom have undergone special training should perform the procedures.

Unfortunately even struck off doctors have opened up their own liposuction surgeries in rented accommodation. If a problem arises, they simply disappear to another town, under another assumed name, and begin again.

Prior to any type of plastic or cosmetic surgery, prospective patients should check the medical credentials of the surgeon.

In the UK, contact the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), The General Medical Council or the Care Quality Commission.

These organisations will have registered and trained liposuction surgeons listed. If your proposed surgeon is not on the list, seek alternative surgeries.

Infections

Internal infections are deadly. These infections are what caused the death of liposuction patients.

Unhygienic equipment or surgeries allow infections to enter through the skin at the point of entry. These can go unchecked and begin to manifest over a period of days to weeks.

Cases of Mycobacterium chelonae, an abdominal wound infection, have come to light after surgery. These are not only obtained through liposuction, but are risks or dangers involved with every type of surgery.

The sterilization of contaminated equipment is imperative. Unscrupulous surgeons may only wash their equipment with tap water.

Many case studies and undercover work has disclosed that some physicians do not follow health codes.

Some surgeries kept no logs of autoclave use for sterilization purposes. There were no preventative maintenance checks on equipment. Also it is recommended that using biological indicators will ensure correct levels of sterilization, but these are not being used correctly or not at all.

This adds up to a potentially life threatening procedure for the patient.

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