Liposuction gone wrong? Here’s what to do

By Zoe Diss

liposuction operation. Doctor hands near belly

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure often used to sculpt and contour the body, but like any medical procedure, it does come with certain risks.

Unfortunately, there are times when liposuction goes wrong – and the results can be devastating. This article will discuss what you can do if your liposuction treatment goes wrong.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction involves the removal of excess fat from specific areas of the body. It is typically performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and/or neck. The procedure is usually done under local or general anaesthetic, and the surgeon uses a hollow tube called a cannula to suck out the fat.

What could go wrong with liposuction?

Like any surgical procedure, liposuction does carry certain risks. Some of the potential complications include:

  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clots
  • Organ perforation
  • Skin necrosis
  • Uneven contouring

What are the effects of bad liposuction?

If liposuction goes wrong, the results can be devastating. You may experience pain, swelling, and bruising in the affected area. You may also notice uneven contours or irregularities in your skin. In some cases, the skin may appear lumpy, dimpled, or even have a wavy appearance. These effects can be both physical and emotional, as many patients feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their appearance after a failed liposuction procedure.

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What are the signs of liposuction that has gone wrong?

Some of the signs that liposuction has gone wrong include:

  • Pain or discomfort that does not improve with pain medication.
  • Swelling or bruising that will not go away over time.
  • Irregular contours or bumps on the skin.
  • Skin that appears dimpled, lumpy, or wavy.
  • Skin discolouration or scarring.
  • Numbness or tingling in the affected area.
  • Loss of range of motion or function.

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Surgeons conducting a procedure

Making a claim for liposuction

If you believe that your liposuction procedure has gone wrong, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. You should also contact the clinic or surgeon who performed the procedure to let them know what has happened. If you are not satisfied with their response, or if they are not willing to help you, you may need to make a claim for compensation.

To make a claim for liposuction you will need to gather evidence of the harm that has been done. This may include medical records, photographs of the affected area, and statements from witnesses.

You will also need to hire a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence claims to help you with your case. The solicitor will work with you to gather evidence, draft legal documents, and negotiate with the other party on your behalf. If the case goes to court, they will represent you and argue your case in front of a judge. With the help of a qualified medical negligence solicitor, you can hold those responsible accountable for their actions and get the compensation you deserve.

Have you suffered as a result of poor cosmetic surgery?

Speak to one of our expert solicitors today who can tell you if you have a claim.

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