Liposuction - Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Cosmetic Surgery Compensation

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Our cosmetic surgery medical malpractice lawyers deal with claims for financial compensation arising out of negligent behaviour before during or after liposuction surgery If you believe that your treatment, including disclosure of risk, surgical procedure or subsequent aftercare was less than adequate and amounted to negligent action on the part of a healthcare professional, please use the contact form or email our offices and a specialist medical malpractice lawyer will call you on the telephone, at your convenience, to discuss your potential damages claim for negligent liposuction surgery. Our medical malpractice lawyers specialise in cases involving negligent cosmetic surgery and they offer a free consultation with no further obligation. You will receive detailed legal advice over the telephone and they will give their views on liability and the estimated value of your potential liposuction negligence claim there and then.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can remove fat and fat cells from various parts of the body so that you look and feel thinner with a loss of weight equal to the amount of fat that is lost during the procedure. Some people have fat cells that are stubborn and don’t shrink. It takes the loss of the actual cells in the liposuction procedure in order to actually have loss of weight and fat.

Liposuction can remove small areas of fat, such as just beneath the chin, or large areas of fat, such as in the abdomen or buttocks. It can be removed from the face, the hips, the abdomen, the thighs, the arms and the buttocks. Because cellulite is mainly fat cells trapped in pockets of connective tissue, it cannot be gotten rid of by means of liposuction. In fact, it is very difficult to get rid of cellulite.

Obesity Resolution?

Good candidates for liposuction are those who have realistic expectations about what to expect from the procedure. You need to be of an average weight or of a slightly higher than average weight. It is not a good procedure for obesity resolution. You need firm and highly elastic skin that can shrink to fit the new size of body. You need to be in overall good health. You need to have concentrated areas of fat that don’t respond to a trial of exercise and a healthy diet.


Those with cellulite or poor skin quality are not great candidates for liposuction because the skin can be lumpier than before the procedure. Age isn’t really a factor but older skin tends to be less elastic than younger skin so there may be a problem with elasticity. Young patients have an easier time of it and have a better outcome.


You will have your liposuction done by a cosmetic or “plastic” surgeon. You’ll need to be examined by the surgeon and have a complete history and physical before the procedure. Tell your surgeon about any medications or herbs you are taking so that you can determine whether or not some have to be discontinued before surgery. Medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications need to be discontinued (including aspirin) so that you don’t bleed unnecessarily during surgery. You should not drink alcohol before surgery and you should stop smoking before surgery. Let your doctor know if you are taking vitamins because certain vitamins need to be stopped before liposuction.


Liposuction is done under general anesthesia in most cases but can be done under local if a small area of the body is to be done. If a lot of fat is removed, then an overnight stay in the hospital might need to be done. A suctioning device is used at the end of a cannula that is inserted into a small incision. The cannula vacuums up the fat while the doctor moves it around the affected area to make sure the liposuction is even and not lumpy. The doctor tries not to do the liposuction too close to the skin because it can lead to lumpy skin afterward that doesn’t go away. The procedure can take as little as twenty minutes or as long as a couple of hours if a lot of fat needs to be removed.

Tumescent & Ultrasound Procedures

In tumescent liposuction, a saline solution is mixed with a painkiller and epinephrine. The blood vessels contract so there is less bleeding and the fat is removed more easily from the affected area. In ultrasound assisted liposuction, ultrasound energy is used to make the fat liquefied so that it is very easily removed from the body.


You tend to recover within a few days and can return to work. Complications include bleeding, bruising, hematoma formation, infection and a poor result. Most of these things can be easily treated with antibiotics or local heat but a poor result can be difficult to manage. The doctor can do too much liposuction or liposuction too close to the skin so it is obvious that liposuction was performed. The tracts of the cannula can remain visible just beneath the skin.

Liposuction Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you are unhappy with the outcome of any cosmetic surgery you should initially discuss your reservations with the surgeon who carried out the work to see if he has any proposals to rectify the problem. The surgeon may be willing to make a refund or may provide further corrective surgery. If you are unable to resolve the matter directly with the surgeon you should take advice from a medical malpractice lawyer with a view to claiming compensation. Our liposuction medical malpractice lawyers offer advice at no cost on liability and an estimate of the amount of compensation that you are likely to be awarded, with no charge and without obligation.

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