Removing fat from under the skin sounds like a relatively straightforward procedure. But some people who are metaphorically “dying to be thin” may unfortunately do just that when they become victims of liposuction malpractice. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery, and like all surgeries, it comes with certain risks — particularly if performed by a doctor with little training in the procedure. Liposuction can lead to blood clots or fat embolisms, nerve damage or lowered blood pressure, for example. If these complications and risks are not addressed quickly and completely, a patient could suffer permanent injury or even die. At Furr & Henshaw, our medical malpractice attorneys are ready to hear from you if you or someone you love has suffered an injury related to a liposuction procedure. Call our office at 843-213-6737 or contact us online to consult with a South Carolina lawyer for liposuction malpractice.
Why Is Liposuction So Dangerous?
Many doctors who advertise themselves as liposuction providers are not well-trained in this procedure, and may not even be plastic surgeons. Some open spa-like enterprises to offer “Smart Lipo,” a procedure that uses lasers to melt fat before suctioning it out. Not being properly trained, some of these doctors perform liposuction on people who would not normally be considered to be eligible for the surgery because of their age or other co-existing health problems. Furthermore, some doctors perform liposuction in an office setting instead of a hospital, which puts patients at risk should anything go wrong for which they would need emergency treatment. Anesthesia errors, infection, internal punctures, not having a crash cart, and not closely monitoring vital signs are all things that could contribute to injuring or even killing a liposuction patient.
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An injury sustained through plastic surgery negligence can be just as serious as any other type of medical malpractice injury. A person can suffer serious and lasting damage, or even death after being hurt by a doctor who was negligent or not well-trained in the procedure. Find out your rights and options if you or a loved one has been injured from a liposuction procedure. You can reach an attorney at Furr & Henshaw by calling 843-213-6737, or by sending us an email to arrange a free initial consultation.