What is Liposuction Malpractice?

Liposuction is the removal of fat in a specific area of the body. A skilled and trained plastic surgeon, preferably one who is board certified, should perform liposuction, which includes a suction mechanism that affects the target area by efficiently and quickly removing fat cells. The tools that are used, such as a cannula (hollow tube) and aspirator (a device that suctions), create a vacuum that is inserted into a small incision in the skin. If not correctly utilized, 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 negligence; either the surgeon was 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. That’s why it’s so important to find the best surgeon to do the procedure.

The Horrors of Liposuction

The occurrence of liposuction malpractice doesn’t happen often — but it happens enough to be a concern. 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

Possible injuries from liposuction can include:

  • 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 a plastic surgeon to perform liposuction, make sure you have all your questions and concerns addressed. Keep “shopping” for the right surgeon until you are satisfied you will be in safe hands. Reading testimonials or getting referrals from friends and family is always a good idea as well.

Contact Liposuction Malpractice Lawyers in Atlanta, GA

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