What is Liposuction Malpractice?

Liposuction is the removal of fat in a specific area of the body. This should be done by a surgeon that is board certified and is skilled and trained in this area. The liposuction procedure includes a suction mechanism that affects the target area by removing the fat cells efficiently and quickly. The tools that are used, which are a cannula (hollow tube) and an aspirator (a device that suctions), create the vacuum that is inserted into a small incision in the skin. If not utilized correctly, the fat-removal can cause painful and visible pockets in the skin, giving an appearance that may have not been the goal of the procedure.

Liposuction malpractice is when a surgical technique is done incorrectly and causes harm to the patient, either physically or mentally. Liposuction malpractice can cause extreme pain, swelling, bruising, weakness, and more. Even though it’s a rare occurrence, liposuction malpractice is due to the negligence of either the surgeon not using the correct techniques or the surgeon was not properly trained to do the procedure.

Outcomes of negligence during the procedure can include allergic reactions to medication, infection, and even death. There is a great emphasis on finding the best surgeon to do the procedure that is safe and shares the same vision as you.

The Horrors of Liposuction

The horrors of liposuction are rare but prevalent. Now, I know what you’re thinking, how can something be rare and prevalent? Well, the reason is quite simple: the occurrence of liposuction malpractice doesn’t happen often, but it happens enough to be a concern. Liposuction malpractice is something that always happens to someone else and never to yourself, right? If you go in with that mindset, you might come out with a completely disappointed or tragic outlook in the end.

Liposuction malpractice can cause injuries that can last a lifetime—or they can end your life. There have been stories of people ending up with a “lumpy mess,” where there are indentations through the epidermis (skin) causing an undesirable look for the patient. There have also been stories of people being burned during the liposuction procedure, leaving the patient permanently scarred. Many others have explained the procedure as being a “nightmare” and that it ruined their body. These are all results of negligence and liposuction malpractice.

Injuries from Liposuction Malpractice

  • Perforated fascia
  • Allergic reactions
  • Infection
  • Punctured organ
  • Epidermal Injury
  • Burning
  • Thrombosis
  • Irregularities in the epidermis
  • Fluid imbalance
  • Lidocaine toxicity
  • Death

How to Pick a Doctor for Your Liposuction Procedure

When choosing the correct liposuction surgeon for your procedure, there are a few items to consider:

  • Well-trained/skilled
  • Ethical
  • Safe
  • Surgeon Board Certified
  • Shares the same aesthetic vision as you

Ultimately, when choosing the right surgeon for you, make sure you have all of your questions and concerns addressed. Keep “shopping” for the right surgeon for you that shares the same vision, is safe, and is certified to do the procedure.

Get Legal Help from Moraitakis & Kushel in Atlanta, GA

If you or someone you know has been a part of a liposuction malpractice, contact Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP today. We know the horrors behind liposuction malpractice and we are ready to help you with the legal help you need. Contact Atlanta, Georgia’s serious injury law firm for your free consultation.